Financial Aid Office Estimated Cost of Attendance (ECOA) - Undergraduate

FULL TIME UNDERGRADUATE for 2020-2021
(Tuition estimate based on 15 credit hours per semester)
 
  Tuition/Fees# Books/Supplies# Tablet PC# Room# Board#

Transportation##

Personal##

Total
   Freshman:  On-Campus - Connolly, Palmerton & Peterson Halls
 
SD Resident* & SD Advantage^
11020
1200 850 4000 3980 2400 2000 $25,450.00
MN Reciprocity**
11020
1200
850 4000 3980 2400
2000
$25,450.00
WUE***
14890
1200
850 4000
3980 
2400
2000
$29,320.00
Non-Resident 15400
1200 850 4000 3980 2400 2000 $29,830.00
     2nd Year:  On-Campus - Placer Hall           
 SD Resident* & SD Advantage^ 11020 1200 850 5260 3980 2400 2000 $26,710.00
 MN Reciprocity** 11020 1200 850 5260 3980 2400 2000 $26,710.00
 WUE*** 14890 1200 850 5260 3980 2400 2000 $30,580.00
 Non-Resident 15400 1200 850 5260 3980 2400 2000 $31,090.00
    3rd, 4th & 5th Year:  Rocker Square or Off-Campus   
SD Resident* & SD Advantage^
11020
1200
850 6420 3980 2400 2000  $27,870.00
MN Reciprocity**
11020 1200 850 6420 3980 2400 2000  $27,870.00
WUE*** 14890
1200
850 6420
3980 
2400 2000
 $31,740.00
Non-Resident 15400 1200 850 6420 3980 2400 2000  $32,250.00
    Commuter  
SD Resident* & SD Advantage^
11020
1200 850 0 2040 1990 2000 $19,460.00
MN Reciprocity**
11020
1200 850 0 2040 1990 2000 $19,460.00
WUE***
14890
1200
850 0
2040
1990
2000
$23,330.00
Non-Resident 15400 1200 850 0 2040 1990 2000 $23,840.00

The above figures are estimates. Actual expenses will vary per student depending on actual credit hours, discipline fees, room/board options, etc.

Rounding for Tuition/Fees and campus Room/Board is to the nearest $10.

#DIRECT COSTS include tuition/fees, books/supplies (if purchased from the Rocker Shop), tablet PC, room and board (for students living in campus housing), are payable to South Dakota Mines.

##INDIRECT COSTS include transportation and personal allowances that are not payable to South Dakota Mines. Students and families interested in the potential direct cost (what could be owed to the university for the school year) for attending South Dakota Mines should take the above totals and subtract the transportation and personal expense amounts.

* Beginning with fall 2018, new or new transfer students in the following tuition categories are also eligible for the SD resident tuition rate: Nebraska Advantage and Colorado Excellence. 
^ Beginning with fall 2019, new or new transfer students from Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming are eligible for SD Resident tuition rate (there is no provision to "grandfather" any current students from these states into the SD Resident tuition rate).  Students from states other than South Dakota and those listed above with at least one parent or legal guardian who are graduates of South Dakota Mines are also eligible for SD Resident tuition rate; this is commonly referred to as the Hardrocker Heritage Award.

** Minnesota Reciprocity rates are generally determined late summer.  Like the 2019-2020 academic year in which the Minnesota Reciprocity rate was the same as for South Dakota residents, the Tuition Rate noted above is estimated to be the same again for 2020-2021 until the change, if any, is known.

*** WUE: Western Undergraduate Exchange Program - includes 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 and transfer students beginning fall 2016 are eligible for this program.

The above estimate for fees reflects those fees that are both mandatory and common for the majority of students.  Your actual charges will likely be different than stated above based upon the actual number of credit hours you are enrolled in.