Financial aid is an important part of helping you reach your educational goals. We will work with you to find the best individualized way to pay for your education. We have trained financial aid personnel who have years of experience in student financial aid to help you with any questions you have about grants, work-study, or loans.


Students should complete the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using 2020 tax information at as soon after October 1, 2021 as possible. BHSU’s school code is 003459 and the priority date is December 1. The student and a parent (if applicable) will need an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically. The FSA ID can be created at before completing the FAFSA. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at or 605.642.6145 if you have any questions.


Master Promissory Note (MPN) needed

If you are a new borrower of a Direct Loan, please go to to complete the MPN and loan entrance counseling for the Direct loans. You will use your FSA ID to get into the site and you will use it again for your electronic signature. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 605.642.6145.



Contact Info

Financial Aid Office
Phone: 605-642-6145
Fax: 605-642-6913

Black Hills State University
1200 University St. Unit 9670
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799-9670

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