1. Do you plan to apply for Financial Aid?

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for federal financial aid (grants, work-study, and loans). You will not receive a financial aid package until you have been accepted to USF and completed the FAFSA.

Here is the link to the FAFSA form Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For MBA specific financial aid information, please refer to our MBA Financial Aid Steps page.

For general financial aid information at the University of Sioux Falls, please refer to our Financial Aid at the University of Sioux Falls page.

2. Are you a Veteran?

For questions regarding Veteran's Benefits at USF, contact Traci Osterberg at (605)331-6657 or traci.osterberg@usiouxfalls.edu.

Get answers to your questions about Veteran’s Benefits (Click here).

3. Is Your Employer Helping with Your Costs?

Employer Paid Tuition Deferment Form

You will need to complete this form each semester with the amount you are receiving in tuition reimbursement from your employer. If your employer has a designated form for this purpose, you may submit that form as a substitute. Signatures from both you and your employer are required to complete the process.

4. Have you set up your Payment Plan?

The Student Accounts Office administers the communication, billing, receipt of all university charges and payments as well as the monthly payment plan.  If you have questions about your account or about our policies, please contact us or stop by our office in Jorden Hall, room 204.

Student Accounts Brochure

Payment Plan Setup

1. What is MyUSF?

All students enrolled at USF are expected to utilize the learning management system for course information, course syllabi and materials, class forum discussions and assignments. When logging into My.USF for the first time, a pop-up box for “Online Checklist” may appear. You can complete this checklist immediately or save it to complete later.  

Click the Image Above to Take a Tour of MyUSF

How do I Find My Class on MyUSF?

There are 2 main ways to get to your class on MyUSF.

Using My Courses-

  1. On the Home Page
  2. Click on My Courses (Left Navigation Area)
  3. You can use this feature 2 weeks before to 2 weeks after the begin/end date of the class

Using All My Courses-

  1. On the Academics Page under All My Courses
  2. Click on the courses drop-down
  3. Choose Past, Current, or Future courses.
  4. You will see your class for the entire semester, regardless of begin/end date.

Click here to download the instructions

1. How Do I Find My Classroom on Campus?

Once you are registered, you will find your Student Schedule in MyUSF on the Academics tab (at the top).  Click on "View Details".  The far right column is Room - This will give the building abbreviations:

MAIN designates the main campus and
Building abbreviations are:

  • CLE- Cleveland Professional Development Center
  • FA- Jeschke Fine Arts Center
  • J- Jorden Hall
  • GLD- Glidden Hall
  • LIB- Library
  • MCD- McDonald Center
  • SCI- Salsbury Science Center
  • SWC- Stewart Center

Find your building on our Campus Map 

Do I Need a Parking Permit?

Parking on campus after 4:00 p.m. is free.  If you are on campus from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. you can get a free student parking permit:






BE SAFE:  Use the USF Safe Walk program by calling 321-6400 (24/7), and a Campus Safety and Security Officer will accompany you to your destination on campus.

3. How Do I Get My Campus ID?


All students need to have a USF ID. 

  • Photos can be taken at Campus Safety (located in the Mears Library) between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 - no appointment necessary. 
  • Students living further than 50 miles from campus can submit a digital photo of a face forward head-shot at least 200 pixels by 200 pixels along with a photo id (drivers license/passport - your driver's license/passport will not be stored). 
  • If you have any questions or would like your photo taken online, please contact the program coordinator for assistance. 

Your ID will get you into to Athletic Events, Plays, Concerts and more!  With your USF ID, you are eligible for a discounted membership at Avera Fitness Center.

1. How Do I Order My Textbooks?

Textbooks - Virtual Bookstore

Your choices for ordering textbooks:

  • Marketplace. Students can save up to 90% by ordering directly from other students.
  • RENTAL textbooks. Students can save on average 50% by renting their textbooks.
  • eTextbooks. Students can save on average 30% by purchasing an eTextbook.
  • USED textbooks. Students save 25% by purchasing used books.

IMPORTANT: Textbooks will not be available to purchase on campus, so order your textbooks online today.

Click here to download FAQs for ordering textbooks.

Full instructions for How to order from the USF Virtual Bookstore:

1.  Visit your Virtual Bookstore and select “Order Textbooks.”
2.  Select the Term
3.  Select your Course(s) and select “Continue."
4.  Select the items to be purchased and select “Continue.”
5.  Review your order and select “Proceed to Checkout.“
6.  Sign In ”to your account or“ Create Account.

Questions?  Contact the Virtual Bookstore Program Customer Service Team at 1-877-284-6744'''


Next Up:  Page 4. Next Steps You Need to Take

Financial Aid Office
The Financial Aid office is located in the McDonald Center

Office Phone: 605-331-6623

Email:  finaid@usiouxfalls.edu


Student Accounts Office
The Student Accounts office is located in Jorden Hall, 204

Office Phone: 605-331-6640

Email:  StudentAccounts@usiouxfalls.edu


Information Technology
The Information Technology office is located in Jorden Hall lower level

Office Phone:  605-331-6674

Email:  ItHelpdesk@usiouxfalls.edu


USF Bookstore - Cougar Central
Cougar Central is located in McDonald Center Pierce Hall

Office Phone:  605-331-6611

Email:  Bookstore@usiouxfalls.edu


Campus Safety & Security
Campus Safety & Security is located in the Norman B. Mears Library on campus.

Office Phone: 605-321-6400

Safe Walk Phone: 605-321-6400