Cost of Attendance
Many students look for ways to finance their cost of attendance. USF can assist you in exploring your options with scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment.  First, it’s important to understand how the cost of attending USF is calculated.

Your actual costs will vary depending upon your choices for housing and other expenses. We encourage you to develop a personal budget for the year based on your actual costs.

Cost of Attendance for Academic Year 2015-2016 (September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016)

PDF Version: Cost_of_Attendance - 2015-2016

Cost of Attendance for Academic Year 2014-2015 (September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015)

PDF Version: Cost of Attendance - 2014-2015

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to adjust costs listed here at any time. Contact the USF Student Accounts Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   to verify individual student's charges.

Full-time Undergraduate Tuition - 2015-2016

Full-time status includes 12 to 16 credit hours each semester, plus up to 4 semester hours during Interim.

Full-time Tuition costs         $26,240        per year

Estimated Books & Supplies $900 - $1000 per year

*Students participating in intercollegiate athletics may have additional costs and health coverage available. Visit the Student Health Insurance link for details.
Residence Costs

Room and Board (on campus) $6,900 per year

(estimate for double-occupancy rate in traditional residence hall)

Actual cost based on meal plan chosen.

Part-time Undergraduate Tuition - 2014-2015

1 hour $340
2 hours $680
3 hours $1,020
4 hours $1,360
5 hours $1,700
6 hours $2,040
7 hours $2,380
8 hours $5,840
9 hours $6,570
10 hours $7,300
11 hours $8,030

Graduate Students

Master of Business Administration and
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare

Tuition $375 per semester hour

Master of Education (Including Rapid City program)
Education Specialist

Tuition $315 per semester hour

Degree Completion Program (DCP)

Tuition $340 per semester hour for DCP courses
Tuition $340 per semester hour for all additional undergraduate courses

Accelerated Nursing Program

Students who are pursuing this 15-month, 66 semester-hour program pay the following:

Tuition and student fee for entire program $24,750

RN-to-BSN Program

Tuition $340 per semester hour for nursing courses
Tuition $340 per semester hour for all additional undergraduate courses

Summer School - 2015

All undergraduate credits: $330 per credit hour

Special Fees

Music Lessons:
For Credit


per semester hour
per semester hour
Overload (more than 16 semester hours) $340 per semester hour
Auditing classes $170 per semester hour
Undergraduate Graduation Fee $75
Graduate Graduation Fee $110
Tuition Deposit (refundable until May 1) $100
Housing Deposit (refundable until May 1) $100
Graduate Education Workshop Fee $120 per semester hour
Undergraduate Workshop Fee $120 per semester hour
Nursing Fee (8-Semester Program) $75 per semester hour

Senior Citizen Discount

Any person, age 65 or over, who is not applying for financial aid, is eligible for an 80 percent Senior Citizen Discount at the University of Sioux Falls. This policy applies to all college credit courses, including all full-time day, part-time day, evening, summer school, Learning Institute, and up to six hours maximum of Interim courses. It does not apply to the following: classes taken for “audit,” Learning Institute non-credit courses, APriL (Assessment of Prior Learning), workshops, Degree Completion Program, Accelerated Nursing, RN to BSN program, and Graduate courses.