Tuition and Fees Information
A South Dakota School of Mines & Technology degree is one of the
best education values in the nation. As you and your family consider college costs and financing issues, keep in mind that a School of Mines education prepares students for the highest levels of achievement in science and engineering, but at a cost that won't compromise their financial future. In addition, students at the School of Mines consistently benefit from over $16 million in financial assistance from various internal or external funding sources (grants, loans, scholarships and work-study) making an already affordable education even more
Total Estimated Cost — 2017-2018 — Undergraduate
|Tuition and Fees*
|Books and Supplies**
|Room and Board
|Estimated Yearly Total
* Averages based on 30 credits per year.
(Some programs have additional expenses due to discipline and lab fees.)
** Books and Supplies includes Tablet PC Program.
***Set by Minnesota Legislature in late summer |
Find out more about Minnesota Reciprocity program
WUE: Western Undergraduate Exchange Program: including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. |
New freshmen & transfer students (not previously enrolled at SD Mines) beginning Fall 2016 semester are eligible for this program.
Find out more about WUE program
Children of SD Mines alumni can apply for the Heritage Award to receive in-state tuition rates. To learn more, click
Veterans that have established a permanent residence in
South Dakota shall be granted resident status and are not subject to the
12-month residency requirement.
Any person who is actively serving in the armed forces of
the United States and is stationed in South Dakota will be classified as a
resident for tuition purposes. This shall also apply to the spouse of the
active duty personnel.
2016-2017 Academic Year Tuition and Fees Schedule — Set each year by the South Dakota Board of Regents; includes:
Tuition Rate Descriptions
Are you a resident or non-resident? A graduate student, SD state employee, ROTC or National Guard member? A resident of Minnesota? Certain individuals are eligible for reduced tuition rates.
Tuition and Fees by Degree Program
An estimate of the total in-state tuition and fees for each field of study at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
Estimated Cost of Attendance Budgets (for undergraduate and graduate students) — Estimated Cost of Attendance Budgets (ECOA) are budgets used by the School of Mines Financial Aid Office in determining all types of Federal student aid. They differ from the direct costs shown above in that they also factor in transportation and personal expenses.
Annual Costs for International Students — Prepared by the Financial Aid Office
to help international students with estimates of costs