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 so.

Total Estimated Cost — 2014-2015 — Undergraduate

Undergraduate SD Resident Non-SD Resident Minnesota Reciprocity
Tuition and Fees* $8,235 $11,755 $8,680
Books and Supplies**    
$1,800 $1,800 $1,800
Room and Board $6,370 $6,370 $6,370
Estimated Yearly Total $16,405   $19,925 $16,850

*  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.

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Additional Resources


2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition and Fees Schedule — Set each year by the South Dakota Board of Regents; includes:

  • Tuition
  • Room
  • Board
  • Fees

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 Major (for FY2014)

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