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From the President
At USF we understand the cost of higher education is one of the top issues families in our region and across the country are grappling with—they know the value of a college degree but aren’t sure how to make it work within their family budget. They want to see the true cost up front before committing.
USF's bold announcement to reset tuition addresses this challenge head on.
This reset is a way of walking the walk and is in line with who we are as an institution. As a University, we ask our students to live fully engaged lives—Not just to learn but to apply knowledge. Not just to excel at a profession to earn a wage, but to be contributing members to the fabrics of their communities. This announcement is USF engaging with its key groups—high school students, current students and alumni who are concerned with long-term student debt due to escalating costs of higher education; the local business community, which needs a talented workforce so businesses can relocate and expand in the region; and donors who want their dollars to go as far as possible in supporting USF students.
This announcement allows us to confidently tell families that, thanks to the tuition reset and our continued commitment to financial assistance, everything USF offers is within reach of their daughter or son. It helps both first generation college students and fifth generation college students recognize early on what a tremendous value an intensely personal, Christ-centered education at USF is.
USF is listening and acting—and leading the way in the region and beyond in making higher education affordable.
I welcome you to learn more about the tuition reset by exploring this website and offering your feedback below.
Dr. Brett Bradfield
President, University of Sioux Falls
The University of Sioux Falls’ promise is to support, challenge and serve our students so they can become fully engaged citizens prepared and inspired to serve their communities and the common good. We do not want a perceived high cost and concern about long-term debt to be a barrier to considering USF.
The tuition reset will reduce the cost of a USF degree, reduce long-term student debt and put the possibility of a high quality, intensely student focused, Christ centered, private education within the reach of more students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. It makes the value of a USF degree stand out to financially savvy groups of prospective students and their families who are examining the cost of higher education—rightfully so—with increasing scrutiny.
All current students benefit under the tuition reset and will see reduced out-of-pocket cost for the next academic year instead of cost that likely would have increased about 3 percent. Under the tuition reset student scholarship and financial assistance dollars will go further and out-of-pocket costs will be reduced.
The tuition reset will reduce the cost of a USF degree, help reduce long-term student debt and put the possibility of a high quality, intensely student focused, Christ centered, private education within the reach of more students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Over the course of four years, the reset will save students over $5,000.
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Please complete and submit this form or you may call USF's tuition reset hotline at 605-331-6788 with questions. If we receive your inquiry during normal working hours, we will respond promptly. If we receive this during evening or weekend hours, we will respond the next business day.
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