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)

Click here for general Financial Aid information at the University of Sioux Falls  (It will open in a new window.)

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.

2. 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 

2. 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 and must have a photo on file (photo is used for ID cards and the MyUSF). 

  • Students have two options for updating his/her record with a photo. 
    • Photos can be taken at Campus Safety (located in the Mears Library) between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 - no appointment necessary. 
    • Photos can be taken by students and uploaded online at https://forms.office.com/r/dJJnBsAPZ9 (please note that this form is credential protected, so you will need to be logged into your Office 365 account to access it).
      • Please keep these requirements in mind:
        • Photo:
          • The submitted photo cannot be a copyrighted image, which includes professional photos.
          • The image will be a headshot (mid-torso and above).
          • The use of filters is not allowed on the photo including stickers, colors, or text.
        • Setting:
          • Choose a location that is well lit.
          • Identify an area with a solid background (wall without pictures, side of the house, fence, etc…).
          • Choose an appropriate location that does not include alcohol, drugs, inappropriate images.
        • Attire:
          • No Hats/Headwear (unless religious)
          • Clothing must not have profane, vulgar, or sexually explicit terms/images
        • Camera:
          • Photo should be taken in landscape orientation
          • Place the camera at eye level so the picture will be taken straight on.
          • Try to avoid looking up or down at the camera.
          • SMILE 😊 (or at least don’t frown)
          • Face and eyes must be clearly visible
  • Students have two options for receiving his/her ID card.
    • IDs can be printed on-site by visiting the Campus Security Office (located in the Mears library) between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 - no appointment necessary.
      • A government-issued ID is required to verify identity and must be presented to the Campus Safety Officer in order to receive the university ID.
    • Online students living off-campus, can request that his/her ID be sent in the mail.   
      • A government-issued ID is required to verify identity and will need to be presented via a virtual call prior to the ID mailing, so please contact the program coordinator for assistance.

Your ID will get you into 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'''


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