Our most accurate way to estimate all forms of financial aid and find your out-of-pocket cost for USF is bundled into this handy calculator!  

This calculator is only an estimate of your annual out-of-pocket cost. Please note that the results of this calculator are:

  • based on the parameters for a freshman entering college in the fall of 2023.
  • dependent upon the accuracy and completeness of the information provided.
  • intended to be a guide to academic-based and need-based aid only; the student may also be eligible for performance-based scholarships such as music, theatre, art, or athletics

Annual Costs

Tuition and Fees
Room & Board
Meal Plan
Indirect Costs
Indirect costs may include textbooks, transportation, personal and miscellaneous expenses.
Total Costs:

Financial Aid

To estimate the financial aid you may be eligible for, please accurately complete the following information.

Student Data

Student Type:
High School GPA: College GPA:
Your high school G.P.A. should be your cumulative unweighted high school G.P.A. Your college G.P.A. should be your cumulative college G.P.A.
South Dakota Resident?
Expected Family Contribution (EFC):
The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number is displayed on the confirmation page when you electronically submit your FAFSA. You can also access it by reviewing the Student Aid Report that is emailed to you or by contacting the USF Financial Aid Office.
University Aid
State Aid
Federal Aid
Other Aid/Credits
Include any additional aid or credits such as outside scholarships.
Total Costs:
Total Financial Aid:
Out-of-Pocket Cost:
The estimate provided using the USF True Cost Calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance. The cost of attendance and financial aid availability may change. This estimate shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, University of Sioux Falls or the State of South Dakota.