Tuition and Financial Aid
Cost should not be a barrier to a college education, and it shouldn't keep you from applying to USD. We offer many different types of scholarships to students, and eligible families may also qualify for need-based financial aid. It may still take an investment, but the success of our graduates shows that a USD education truly pays off in the end.
Tuition is an annual fee that applies to full-time students. To be considered a full-time student, you must take between 12-18 units per semester, typically 4-6 classes. If you take more than 18 units in one semester, you will be charged tuition plus an additional $1,570 per extra unit. Taking fewer than 12 units per semester will classify you as a part-time student, and you will be charged a rate of $1,570 per unit in lieu of tuition. Part-time students are not eligible for financial assistance.
Room & Board
Room and board is the combined annual cost for on-campus housing and meal plans. Room and board varies per student and is determined by several factors, including where you choose to live, how many roommates you may have and which meal plan you select. Please note that you are required to live on campus for at least two years unless your primary residence is in San Diego. Transfer students may be exempt from this policy and should review the residential life website for details.
Financial Aid Stats
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