University Of Sioux Falls Announces Tuition Reset

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The University of Sioux Falls is hitting the reset button when it comes to what it charges its students.  The university announced what it calls a “tuition reset,” aimed at saving students thousands of dollars. 

The University of Sioux Fall has spent the past two years crunching numbers to figure out how they can reduce student costs, while at the same time running a profitable private college.  

Here’s the formula they came up with:  Right now, students pay more than $27,900 dollars a year for tuition.  But starting in the fall of 2018, the tuition adjustment is $10,000 less, to just over $17,900 dollars.

By setting a much lower baseline for a tuition pricetag, the University of Sioux Falls hopes to make a private college education more affordable for everyone.

“This is an exciting time to be a Cougar at the University of Sioux Falls, USF President Brett Bradfield said.

Any future tuition increases won’t hit USF students as hard when it starts at a baseline $10,000 less than before.  USF says education loans and grants will stretch much further with the reset.  The school president says incoming freshman can save more than $5,000 over their four years of classes.

“Literally, every student in the university system will realize some sort of significant savings in the coming year and in the longer view of their college experience here at the University of Sioux Falls,” Bradfield said.

The University of Sioux Falls saw one of its largest fall enrollments ever and they believe that this new tuition reset will attract even more students to campus.

“We hope that it does open pathways to other students who might have considered this but didn’t see this as a viable option due to finance,” Bradfield said.

USF says another windfall for the tuition reset is that students will be able to avoid the crushing debt facing students at many other schools across the country.

This reset will bring tuition levels to what they were a decade ago.  USF is also freezing room and board costs from last year and will implement a new university fee of $300 a year.


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