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Financial Aid at the University of Sioux Falls

To address the rising cost of college tuition, the University of Sioux Falls reset its undergraduate tuition price in 2018 by $10,000. This move places USF among the most affordable institutions in the region. And it helps make USF’s high-quality, intensely personal, Christ-centered educational experience accessible to more students of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

We’re here to explain USF’s financial aid details, financial aid processes and financial aid options for all students.

University of Sioux Falls Financial Aid Statistics

As you consider your options for attending a Christian university, private college and/or liberal arts college, we want to share some financial aid statistics that may help you better understand financial aid at USF:

100% of first-time, full-time freshman at USF receive financial aid.

More than 600 USF students receive financial aid in the form of academic scholarships annually.

More than 400 students receive financial aid in the form of endowed scholarships annually.

More than 350 students receive financial aid in the form of performance scholarships annually.

Financial Aid Information and Tools from USF

USF believes that financial literacy, including understanding college costs and financial aid applications and financial aid options is very important for all students and their families. With that goal in mind, we’ve created some financial aid tools to help you understand how financial aid works at USF as you earn your degree on our campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

USF Tuition and Costs. See how the tuition and financial aid numbers stack up.

USF Net Price Calculator. Use USF’s Net Price Calculator to estimate your total costs and possible financial aid.

USF True Cost Calculator. Use USF's True Cost Calculator to estimate all forms of financial aid and find your out-of-pocket-cost.

USF Scholarship Calculator. Use USF’s Scholarship Calculator to see if you may be eligible for financial aid in the form of USF scholarships.

Applying for Financial Aid. Follow these Steps to Financial Aid instructions to apply for financial aid at USF:

USF Financial Aid Deadlines and Other Important Financial Aid Information

Every student must re-apply for financial aid every calendar year. The new FAFSA application (which is the first step in the financial aid process) is available in October.

Use USF’s Federal School Code so that our Financial Aid Office receives your FAFSA results: 


Priority FAFSA filing date

March 1, each year

Contact the Financial Aid Office at the University of Sioux Falls

Financial Aid Office Location:

McDonald Center

Financial Aid Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday

Financial Aid Office Phone Number:

(605) 331-6623 or Toll-free 1-800-888-1047

Financial Aid Office Email:

Financial Aid Office Mailing Address:

1101 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105