Tuition and Fees Information

A South Dakota Mines 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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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.

Ways to Fund your South Dakota Mines Education

Total Estimated Direct Cost — 2022-2023 — Undergraduate


SD Residents & Child of Alumni & 
SD Advantage^

MN Reciprocity**


Non-SD Resident

Tuition and Fees* $10,440 $10,650 $14,340
Books and Supplies
(Includes Tablet PC Program)
$ 2,060 $ 2,060 $2,060 $ 2,060
Room and Board $ 8,020 $ 8,020 $8,020 $ 8,020
Estimated Yearly Total $20,520†

Averages based on 30 credits per year. 
   (Some programs have additional expenses due to discipline and lab fees.)

**Set by Minnesota Legislature in late summer

^New incoming freshmen and transfer students from Colorado, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming are eligible for the South Dakota Advantage starting summer 2019.

WUE: Western Undergraduate Exchange Program: including Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  |   New freshmen & transfer students (not previously enrolled at South Dakota Mines) beginning Fall 2016 semester are eligible for this program. Find out more about WUE program

Children of South Dakota Mines alumni can apply for the Child of Alumni Award to receive in-state tuition rates. To learn more, see tuition rates descriptions.

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. 

†Students applying for Federal Student Aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will notice a difference from the totals indicated here and the Financial Aid Office figures noted at ECOA Budgets. Federal Regulations require the Financial Aid Office to include allowances for indirect costs (those not owed to the university) a student could incur throughout the year for transportation (gas in their car or plane tickets home for break periods) and personal (dinner and a movie with friends, admission to Black Hills attractions) expenses.

Additional Resources

2022-2023 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 Degree Program
An estimate of the total in-state tuition and fees for each field of study at South Dakota Mines.

Estimated Cost of Attendance Budgets (for undergraduate and graduate students) — Estimated Cost of Attendance Budgets (ECOA) are budgets used by the South Dakota 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 Ivanhoe International Center based on the estimated cost of attendance established by the Financial Aid Office to help international students with estimates of costs