Tuition and Fees Information

A South Dakota Mines degree is one of the best education values in the nation. Our goal is to provide you with an education that prepares you for success in science and engineering while also keeping your financial future in mind. 

Students at South Dakota Mines consistently benefit from over $16 million in financial assistance through grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs, making an already affordable education even more so.


2024-2025 Total Estimated Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

Direct Costs

The estimated costs below are billed directly by South Dakota Mines.


SD Residents & Child of Alumni & 
SD Advantage


Non-SD Resident

Tuition and Fees $10,400 $14,300 $14,800
Books and Supplies
(Includes laptop program)
$1,900 $1,900 $1,900
Room and Board $ 8,800 $8,800 $8,800
Estimated Yearly Total $21,100 $25,000 $25,500

Indirect Costs

Estimates of expenses not directly billed by South Dakota Mines.  These will vary for each student.

Transportation Expenses                       $3,000
 Personal Expenses                       $2,000


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

SD Advantage:  New incoming freshmen and transfer students from Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota are eligible for the South Dakota Advantage. New incoming freshmen and transfer students from Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri are eligible for the South Dakota Advantage rate beginning Summer 2024.

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. | Find out more about WUE program

Child of Alumni: Children of South Dakota Mines alumni can apply to receive in-state tuition rates.

Veterans: 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.

Active-Duty Military: 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.  

Additional Resources

Academic Year Tuition and Fees Schedule - Set each year by the South Dakota Board of Regents; includes tuition, room, board, and fees.