Profile: Dakota State University

Fast Facts

On Campus:33%
  • Fall 08/21-12/8
  • Spring 01/07-5/4

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Profile

The latest thinking, teaching and technology for students. A Tablet PC for all full-time students. Iris scan technology - like in the movies - controls computer security. A "hacker lab" to train you for what you're up against. Campus-wide wireless network and internet access keeps you connected 24/7. With your Tablet PC, you'll have your key to a whole new way of learning.

Our unique degree programs and intimate campus setting will leave you more than satisfied.

Campus Location - Dakota State University is located Madison, SD--nestled between Lake Herman and Madison Lake. This rural and safe environment is an exceptional place! Located 50 minutes northwest of Sioux Falls.

Helpful Information - Securing placement at Dakota State University is extremely easy! A small, safe town with big city programs.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: Art Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Computer Graphics, Design, Digital Arts

Athletics: Exercise Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Bioinformatics

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Technology, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Communications: Audio Production Technology, Film, Visual Design/Web Media

Computer Science: Computer Game Design, Computer Network Security

Earth Sciences: Physical Sciences

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Elementary Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education, Technology Education

English: English for New Media

General Studies: Arts and Science

Health and Safety Sciences: Respiratory Therapy

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems

Technology: Cyber Operations

Notable Academic Programs
Business Administration
Information Systems
Exercise Science
Digital Arts

Unique Academic Programs
Computer Game Design
Computer Network Security
English for New Media

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 5/15/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $20 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Laptop Fee: $390 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $61 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 003463

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
If you are in the first two years of graduating from high school, you must live on-campus.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
Trojan Basic Plan

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.