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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,620 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,340 tuition
$8,440 on campus room & board
$2,020 books and supplies
$3,820 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$25,780 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,500 tuition
$8,440 on campus room & board
$2,020 books and supplies
$3,820 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,609 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
93% of students receive aid
20% get federal aid ($4,104 avg)
23% get state aid ($1,303 avg)
67% get institn'l aid ($2,609 avg)
59% get loans ($7,838 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.72% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.03% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $3,761 76%
Federal Grant Aid $4,104 20%
Pell Grants $3,745 20%
Other Federal Grants $1,494 6%
Institution Grant Aid $2,609 67%
State Grant Aid $1,303 23%
Student Loans $7,838 59%
Federal Loans $5,505 55%
Other Loans $10,984 12%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$100 - $7,000 Y N N N
- N Y N
- N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
501 E Saint Joseph St
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
(605) 394-2511
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $244
Out of State $383


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Seriously this school is the best bang for the buck. Tuition may be a little more pricey if you are out of state but for the type of starting salary you are looking at it really is nothing. We have a really high placement rate and there is a career fair twice a year where you can get internships and jobs. This really is the best school to go to for science and engineering as we have all the connections of other schools at a lower price.

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  • 4
  • Luis from Rapid City, SD
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Definitely worth your money. Even though it's not a top tier 1 school everyone wants to go for, you won't get in debt for your degree, which is extremely nice for this day and age.

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  • 5
  • Hannah from Bridgeport, NE
  • I am a current student here

    If you can make it through this school, then the opportunities awaiting you in life after are endless. Our students currently have a 98% job placement rate before graduation.

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