All students are expected to become familiar with the financial obligations they incur by registering at the university. The following information provides the essential data; if in doubt, however, go to your MySanDiego portal or make inquiries at the One Stop Services Center, Hahn University Center Room 126, prior to the registration/fee payment date.
The application fee is payable when application is made for admission. It must be paid by all students. (The application fee may be waived where there is evidence of exceptional financial need.)
Application Fee $55
Tuition 2012 - 2013
|1-11.5 units, per unit||
|12-18 units, per semester||
|Over 18 units, per additional unit||
|Auditing is $160 per credit hour.|
Note: Tuition for 2013-2014 has not been determined. It is expected to increase.
|12-18 units, per semester||
|7-11.5 units, per semester||
|3-6.5 units, per semester||
|(The AS Fee is optional for students enrolling for fewer than three units.)|
|Student Health Services Fee, per year||
|Student Life Pavilion Fee, per semester||
|Vista Fees (per semester)||
Deposit 2012 - 2013
|Advance tuition deposit for new commuter students (non-refundable)||
|Advance tuition and room deposit for new resident students (non-refundable)||
|Advance room pre-payment for returning resident students||
|(During the spring semester, returning students are able to contract for their upcoming academic year housing. Please contact the Office Department of Residential Life for additional information concerning application/payment deadlines and refund policies.)|
Combination damage, cleaning, and room checkout deposit is held as long as the Resident remains on the list for assignment or lives in a university residence hall
Special Fees 2012 - 2013
|Credit by Examination is $160 per credit hour.|
|Competency Exam Fee||
|ID Replacement Fee||
|Returned Check Charge||
|Please refer to Student Accounts website for information on late charges and fees.|
|Note: The parking fees for 2013 - 2014 have not been determined. They are expected to increase.
Note: Transcripts and diploma will not be released to students who have an outstanding balance owing to the university.
Room and Meal Plans 2012-2013
There are several different plans available. Room and meal plans may vary between approximately $4,800 and $6,000 per semester depending upon type of accommodations and/or meal plan.
Residents must be currently enrolled full-time students at USD (and making normal progress toward completion of a degree) during the period of occupancy. All unmarried freshman students under 21 years of age not commuting from the home of their parent(s) or legal guardian must live in university housing. Exceptions to these policies will be considered by the Director of Housing, but must be requested by letter and approved prior to the start of the semester (that is, prior to checking into the residence hall or to making permanent plans to live off-campus).
For detailed meal plan information, go to Dining.
For detailed information on residential life, go to Residential Life.
Tuition Refund Policy
- Fees and deposits are non-refundable.
- Tuition is fully or partially refundable only when a student withdraws officially during the published refund withdrawal schedule (see academic calendar, www.sandiego.edu/academiccalendar). An Official Withdrawal Form must be obtained from the Center for Student Success. Informing a course instructor or academic department does not constitute withdrawal from the course or the university.
Fees and deposits are non-refundable, except as expressly stated. Tuition is fully or partially refundable only when students officially withdraw by completing and submitting withdrawal forms to the Center for Student Success.
To receive a 100% refund, student must withdraw or drop course(s) by the 8th day of classes for the regular academic semester.
Please refer to the academic calendar through the MySanDiego portal for specific dates and future changes to the “Refund Schedule.” Updates to the “Refund Schedule” will be made prior to the first day of semester classes and without written notice (see academic calendar, www.sandiego.edu/academiccalendar/).
A student receiving financial aid should consult the One Stop Student Center for refund policies regarding his or her financial aid funds.
Please note that all refund checks will be issued in the student’s name, regardless of who remitted payment (unless the funds were received via Parent/PLUS loan).
Any student who feels that his or her individual case warrants an exception to the Tuition Refund Policy should consult the dean of the appropriate school/college.
Note: The tuition refund policy for Intersession and Summer Sessions is published in the appropriate course catalog. For calendaring reasons, it differs from the above. For details please contact the One Stop Student Center, Hahn University Center, Room 126, (619) 260‑2700.
Room and Meal Plan Refund Policy
The room prepayment becomes immediately non-refundable upon submission for all residents regardless of the reason for cancellation.
Cancellations become effective as of the date written notification is received by the Office of Residential Life or the U.S. Post Office postmark date.
Residents who cancel after July 31 shall forfeit the full room prepayment plus be subject to additional pro-rated fees. Details of these fees are available in the housing and dining services terms and conditions.
For the first eight weeks of the contract period for occupancy each semester, the university will adhere to a daily pro-rated schedule of housing fees for contracted residents (whether or not they have checked into a room) who are officially withdrawing from the university during either academic term regardless of reason. No refunds will be made to residents who withdraw after the first eight weeks of a semester. In addition to the pro-rated charges noted, all residents officially withdrawing from the university subsequent to the first day of the contract period for occupancy shall forfeit an amount equal to the room prepayment (plus the late cancellation fees noted in the housing and dining services terms and conditions). The effective date for any housing and dining service refund will be the latest date of either semester when the following requirements are completed: the resident officially submits a withdrawal notice, removes all personal belongings, checks out of his/her room, has the ONITY room access privileges deleted from his/her ID card, and surrenders his/her meal plan.
The refund policy for Intersession and summer sessions is published in the appropriate course catalog.
At the end of the academic year, the damage/cleaning deposit may be refunded in full if no damage/cleaning charges have been charged against it, or in part according to the amount of damage/cleaning charged; it will be carried over to the next year if the student will return to the residence hall the following September. A student who feels that his or her individual case warrants an exception to this policy should contact the Director of Housing.
Registration/Fee Payment Policy
Class registration is not officially completed until all tuition, room, meal plan charges, and fees are paid, except for those students who have formally enrolled in the university’s monthly installment plan described below. Please note that students who have not paid their account in full (or are not current with installment plan payments) on or before the published payment deadline will be subject to the assessment of late charges, cancellation of course enrollment and housing assignment, and the application of holds preventing transcript release and registration privileges. In addition, delinquent student accounts may be referred to an external agency for collection proceedings. Please be advised that the student is solely responsible for any/all collection and legal costs assessed if the services of a collection agency are employed by USD during collection of a debt. Reserved classes and current registration may be canceled by the university if the student does not complete fee payment by the assigned fee payment dates in August and January for the respective fall and spring semesters. (See Academic Calendar, page 6 for specific dates.) A late registration fee is charged to all students who do not complete fee payment by the deadline in the academic calendar. Students who have an unpaid account may not register for subsequent semesters; receive grades or transcripts of academic credit, or their diplomas. Accounts paid with a check that is returned by the bank and remains uncollected are not considered paid. Courses added after the published payment deadline must be paid in full at the time of registration.
There is a $25 service charge for returned checks. A late charge, if applicable, may be assessed to the student account if a check is returned. This fee is in addition to the $25 service charge. Any benefit derived from, or deadline met by, remitting a check which is later returned by the bank, will become void. If a returned check transaction has been posted to a student account, USD reserves the right to refuse future payment in the form of a personal check from any individual for that student’s USD account.
Note: To students on the monthly installment plan: Installment payments must be current throughout the contract life; if not current, the university reserves the right to cancel current and future class reservations and room and meal plan arrangements. If scheduled installment payments are not current by the assigned registration/fee payment days, a late registration fee must be paid.
Registration/Fee Payment Procedure
To complete the official registration process, the following steps are required by the student:
- Dates, times, and location of class reservation are announced in advance on the USD website each semester.
- Students may choose to complete the fee payment portion of registration conveniently by paying their student account online on the One Stop Services tab of the MySanDiego portal (my.sandiego.edu). Students may also pay the required tuition, fees, room and meal plan at the One Stop Student Center, Hahn University Center, Room 126. Students enrolled in the university’s monthly installment plan should remit their payment online on or before the first of the month.
- If the student plans to use estimated Financial Aid (including Federal, State and/or USD loans, grants and scholarships to cover his/her balance), the student must defer payment online. Deferring payment is a way for the student to let us know that financial aid has been awarded but it has not posted to his/her student account. There is no fee for properly deferring a student’s account balance; however, failure to do so will subject the student to a late registration fee. To complete this process, logon to the MySanDiego portal, click on the ‘One Stop Services’ tab, locate the ‘My Payment Deferment Status’ channel and follow the instructions.
Note: Please read the Intersession and Summer Sessions’ course catalog for specific information regarding the registration/fee payment procedure for those academic periods.
Monthly Installment Plan
The Monthly Installment Plan allows for payment in five (per semester) installments covering actual expenses per semester. The five-payment per semester installment plan has a $50 non-refundable administrative charge each semester which is payable when signing up for the plan.
To establish a payment plan or monthly installment contract: Log into the MySanDiego portal and click on the One Stop Services tab. Under the Student Account channel, click on ‘My Online Student Account’. If you are eligible, you will see the installment plan option under the installment payment plans channel. In order to effectively initiate an installment plan contract, you must pay the exact amount indicated in the installment amount due line.
The Monthly Installment Plan operates according to the following guidelines:
- The student account balance with the university must not be delinquent and prior semester charges must have been paid on a current basis to be considered for the Installment Contract.
- Payments begin on August 1 for the fall semester plan and on January 1 for the spring semester plan.
- To enroll in the monthly installment plan, login to the MySanDiego portal and click on the One Stop Services tab. Adjustments are made to monthly installment plan payments as charges and/or credits occur.
- In the event of a contract default, USD may refuse the student or contract buyer a subsequent installment contract.
- All payments, which are due on the first of the month throughout the contract life, must be current. If a student’s installment plan is not kept current, the university reserves the right to cancel the student’s current and future class reservations and room and meal plan arrangements. If installment payments are not current at the time of fall and/or spring semester fee payment/registration deadlines, a late registration fee must be paid.
- A $50 processing fee is required upon execution of the monthly installment plan per semester.
- Tuition, and room and meal plan payments received are refundable in accordance with the university’s published refund policy.
- Installment payments are not available for study abroad programs.
Additional information on payment plans is available from the One Stop Services Center, located in Hahn University Center, room 126 or by phone at (619) 260‑2700.
The primary purpose of the financial aid program at USD is to provide financial assistance to students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend the university. Financial assistance consists of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment.
Primary responsibility for financing an education rests upon the student and the student’s family. Financial aid from the university is viewed as a supplement to funds which can be provided by the student, the student’s family, and other sources. Students requesting financial assistance may be expected to meet a portion of their educational expenses by accepting employment, loan(s), or both. Because financial aid funds are limited, need is the primary factor in awarding most financial aid. For USD scholarships and grants, consideration is given to the applicant’s academic achievement, character, and potential. Students requesting financial assistance from USD resources must also apply for scholarships and grants funded by their home states for which they may be eligible.
A financial aid package is designed to meet the financial need of each individual student. Each package may consist of funding from one or more programs and can vary depending on established need and/or merit.
- The student must be accepted officially by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to pursue a degree or certificate, and maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined in the USD Guide to Financial Aid Consumer Information. The guide is available on the USD Office of Financial Aid website at or in the Office of Financial Aid (OFA).
- The student must complete the appropriate application(s) – see application procedure below.
- The student must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- The student must not be in default on any federal loan or owe a refund on any federal grant.
- Financial aid applicants must be aware that certain financial aid programs are designed to assist students who complete their degree work in a normal four-year period. Those who elect or require additional time may have to rely more heavily on self-help assistance in the form of work and loans.
- Certain USD funds require full-time enrollment.
- Each student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available from their website. Students who do not wish to submit their FAFSA on line can print a blank FAFSA from the FAFSA website or can request a blank copy be mailed to them by calling 1 (800) 4-FEDAID. All students are expected to read and follow the instructions and deadlines in the Guide to Applying for Financial Aid at USD available on the OFA website.
- When required by federal law, and upon request from the Office of Financial Aid, it will be necessary for the student to provide their/their parents’ most recent tax information and/or respond to other requests for information by the Office of Financial Aid.
- All financial aid applications must be submitted or postmarked on or before the priority deadline dates listed in the academic calendar in order to receive priority consideration. Additionally, all follow-up information must be received by the USD Office of Financial Aid by the deadlines specified on the follow-up requests. Non-priority applicants are considered for any remaining funds and are processed after priority applicants.
- Students must follow these procedures each year in reapplying for financial aid.
Scholarships and Grants
The University of San Diego has established the following merit-based scholarship programs for which all freshmen applicants are considered. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions selects merit scholarship recipients. Consideration is given to high academic achievement, test scores, leadership, service, talent, and other personal qualities, irrespective of financial circumstances. These awards may be combined with other forms of university and outside financial aid for students with demonstrated need.
This award is offered to small number of incoming freshman who have demonstrated academic excellence through their outstanding grades, rigorous curriculum, and high test scores. These four year awards must be applied to university expenses. Renewal is contingent upon maintenance of the GPA specified on the information received with initial notification of the award from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Trustee Scholars are designated in the name of the University of San Diego Trustees. These four-year awards must be applied to university expenses. Renewal is contingent upon maintenance of the GPA specified on the information received with initial notification of the award from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Presidential Scholars are designated in the name of the President of the University of San Diego. These four-year awards must be applied to university expenses. Renewal is contingent upon maintenance of the GPA specified on the information received with initial notification of the award from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Torero Pride Awards
This award is offered to those students who possess a combination of academic achievement and personal qualities that support our Mission and Core Values. These four year awards must be applied to university expenses. Renewal is contingent upon maintenance of the GPA specified on the information received with initial notification of the award from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Diversity “Circle of Excellence” Scholarships
“Circle of Excellence” Scholarships recognize students who possess the unique combination of academic excellence, personal qualities of leadership and perseverance, and the potential to advance the university’s goal of creating a diverse and inclusive community. A limited number of “Circle” scholarships are granted each year and are designed to cover the full cost of tuition for up to four years. Renewal of these scholarships is continued upon maintenance of good academic standing, attendance at “Circle” events, and representation of the university in a manner consistent with its mission.
Choral scholars are selected on the basis of audition through the Department of Fine Arts. While the amount of the scholarship is determined annually, it typically covers almost half of tuition and is renewable for up to four years for an undergraduate student, subject to a student maintaining a 3.0 GPA, participating in a specific program curriculum, and sustaining involvement in the choral scholars singing group. Students are encouraged to apply for need-based aid before the priority deadline and, if eligible, will receive an offer which coordinates the choral scholarship with other assistance. Students should contact the Department of Fine Arts for further information.
Note: Eligibility for renewal of need-based scholarships is based on the cumulative GPA provided to the Office of Financial Aid by the registrar, calculated through the end of the previous January Intersession. Students who fail to meet the GPA requirements in January may be reconsidered at the end of the Spring semester.
University of San Diego Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to new, full-time students. Awards are generally based on academic factors, the family’s financial circumstances, and the student’s potential to contribute to the university. Scholarships range from several hundred to several thousand dollars. Eligible continuing USD students must have documented need, meet the renewal criteria for USD funds, and make satisfactory academic progress.
University of San Diego Grants
These grants are offered to new, full-time students with documented need. Grants range from several hundred to several thousand dollars. Eligible continuing USD students must have documented need, meet the renewal criteria for USD funds, and make satisfactory academic progress.
Bishop Maher Catholic Leadership Scholarships
This program, named for the late Bishop Leo T. Maher, provides annually renewable scholarships to Catholic undergraduate students who have demonstrated leadership in their parish, school, or community. The awards range from $500 to approximately $1,500 per year, depending on the financial need, academic performance, and demonstrated leadership of the applicant.
In addition to the regular financial aid application forms described above, a special Bishop Maher Catholic Leadership Scholarship Application, a letter from the applicant, and a letter of recommendation from the student’s parish priest are required. Maher scholarship applications are available at the USD website, s or upon request from the Office of Financial Aid.
Duchesne Scholarship Program
The University of San Diego, through the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, offers this scholarship for culturally diverse graduate students pursuing a teaching career in public and private elementary and secondary schools. The scholarship program is designed to recognize qualified minority students pursuing a teaching career. The scholarships assist graduate students seeking their teaching credential. USD awards Duchesne Scholarships annually to incoming and continuing students. The amount of the scholarship varies depending on the financial need of the student. Eligible applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Duchesne Scholarship applications are available upon request from the USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences.
Each year the State of California awards a number of Cal Grants to assist with tuition and fees to students who are residents of the State of California and have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need. The grants can be renewed each year. In 2011-2012 the Cal Grants ranged from $1,551 to $11,259.
The University of San Diego advises all students who are California residents to apply for this State grant. To be considered, the student must complete the FAFSA, as listed above, and also provide other information as requested (for example, submit the GPA Verification Form to the California Student Aid Commission). The deadline for submitting all the necessary forms is announced each year by the California Student Aid Commission.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
This federal program is designated for highly needy undergraduate students with priority given to recipients of Federal Pell Grants (see below). Funding is based on federal allocations and varies each year.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant Program assists undergraduate students with substantial financial need. The student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processor which will indicate whether or not the student is eligible for the grant. The maximum 2011-2012 Federal Pell Grant was $5,550. The maximum amount is determined each year by the federal government.
Interested Native American students should contact the area or agency office having records of their tribal membership. That office will provide the necessary application forms. The amount of the award varies and is based on unmet financial need.
Private Scholarships and Grants
The University of San Diego receives donations from private sources to provide scholarships and grants to selected students in the name of the donor. In addition to meeting the USD scholarship criteria, additional qualifications and requirements may be stipulated by the donor.
Current students are automatically considered for any of the scholarships listed below for which they are eligible when they apply for financial aid at USD (see application procedure on page 54). For some scholarships with specific requirements, a USD scholarship questionnaire is used to determine eligibility, and only the students who complete the questionnaire will be considered for those scholarships.
Accountancy Program Scholarship
Ahmanson Foundation Scholarship
AMN Healthcare Scholarship
ARCS® (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Scholarship
Arizona Alumnae of the Sacred Heart Scholarship
Donna Lee Arledge Memorial Scholarship
Baker & McKenzie Scholarship
*Allen and Donna Baytop Scholarship Award
Blystone NROTC Scholarship
Blystone Nursing Scholarship
The Burnham Foundation Scholarship
C.E. & S. Summer Abroad Program Scholarship
California Building Industry Foundation
Ernest W. Hahn Scholarship
Fieldstone Foundation Scholarship
Harry L. Summers Endowment
California Association of Realtors
Bob and Betty Cahan Scholarship
Casner Family Scholarship
CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Members) Nursing Scholarship
Chapin Dissertation Award
Mary Jane Charlton Nursing Scholarship
Colorado Alumnae of the Sacred Heart Scholarship
Leo C. Curley Trust Scholarship
Danvera Foundation English Scholarship
Danvera Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation Scholarship (Science Research)
Sister Duchesne Scholarship
Duncan Theatre Arts Scholarship
Carr Ferguson Graduate Tax Research Fellowship
William Foster Outstanding Dissertation Award
Eris McCoy Gallagher Scholarship for Education
Hal H. Gardner Memorial Scholarship
Catherine B. Ghio Scholarship
Michael Ghio Memorial Scholarship
Max and Gussie Gonick Memorial Prize for Academic Excellence in the First Year
Gilligan-Spiritan Scholarship in Peace and Justice Studies
Bill Hannon Foundation Scholarship in Peace and Justice Studies
Marion Hubbard Loan Scholarship
Harold and Catherine Johnson Family Memorial Trust Scholarship
Johnston-Schoell Engineering Scholarship
Johnston-Schoell History Scholarship
*Helen and Webster Kinnaird Law Scholarship
Joan B. Kroc Scholarship in Peace and Justice Studies
Kiwanis of San Diego Foundation Scholarship
Kroha Family Law Scholarship
Law Alumni Scholarship
Law Dean’s Scholarship
Law Faculty Fund
Lawyers Club of San Diego – Lynn Schenk Scholarship
Lone Mountain Scholarship
James McIntyre Foundation Scholarship
W. Scott McIntyre Memorial Scholarship
*Irene M. Carames de Middlebrooks Scholarship
Janice Nalley Memorial Scholarship
Nonprofit Leadership & Management Scholarships
Other Esteem Scholarship
Chester Pagni Outstanding Student Service Award
*Dr. Judy Rauner Scholarship
Real Estate Alumni Scholarship
Remembrance Fund Scholarship
Lina C. Romero Memorial Scholarship
Sister M. Aimee Rossi Music Scholarship
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships:
Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies
Upward Bound High School Students Go to College
San Diego Alumnae of the Sacred Heart Scholarship
San Diego Foundation Scholarships
*School of Business Student Scholarship
Bernard H. Siegan Scholarship
Jean Sidorick Philosophy Award
Darlene Shiley Veterans Scholarship
*Shurko Family Scholarship
SIOR/Majestic Realty Foundation Scholarship
Patricia Della (Stahl) Spinosa Memorial Scholarship
Vessela Zaykova-Smolin Memorial Scholarship
S.A. Sutterfield Memorial Book Scholarship
USD Mortar Board STRIVE (Seeking To Recognize
Individual Visions of Excellence) Scholarship
USD Opportunity Scholarship
Bernard H. Van Der Steen Scholarship
Vincent C. Walsh Trust Scholarship
Meg Whitman Scholarship (MSEL)
Julie I. Wilkinson Nursing Scholarship
Dr. Sheila Quinlan Williams Scholarship
Viterbi Family Foundation Scholarship for Nonprofit Leadership
and Management Program
*Richard and Kay Woltman Law School Scholarship
Elizabeth Baker Woods Education Scholarship
ADM Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. Leadership Award
Donors have endowed the University of San Diego with the following funds for scholarships to be awarded annually for the life of the university.
Jack L. Adams Scholarship Fund (which includes the following)
The General and Mrs. Lemuel C. Sheperd Jr. Scholarship
The General Wesley H. Rice Scholarship
The General James L. Day Scholarship
The General Robert H. Barrow Scholarship
The General and Mrs. Hugh T. Kerr Scholarship
The General and Mrs. John S. Grinalds Scholarship
The General and Mrs. J.A. Studds Scholarship
The Author E. Hughes Scholarship in Music
Thomas Ackerman Scholarship for the Nonprofit Leadership
and Management Program Fund
Alfred F. Antonicelli Scholarship Fund
Eileen and Carlton Appleby Scholarship Fund
Arcaro Scholarship Fund
Kathryn Grady Atwood Memorial Fund
Ernest Backhaus Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dr. and Mrs. Manuel Barba Scholarship Fund
Barnhart Scholars Scholarship Fund
*Andrea M. Basque Scholarship Fund
*Richard A. Bayer Scholarship Fund
Aloysius J. Bedell Scholarship Fund
H.N. and Frances Berger Scholarship Fund
The Bosley Family Scholarship Fund
Boyce Family Scholarship Fund
Braille Transcribers Guild of San Diego Scholarship Fund
Brennan & Gaffrey Nurse Educator Scholarship Fund
Loretta Breyer Nursing Scholarship Fund
Thomas Breitling Scholarship Fund
Bridges Scholarship Fund
Brindle-Erion Scholarship Fund
Kevin Briscoe Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dr. Gilbert Brown Scholarship Fund
Sandra Brue Scholarship Fund
Sandra Brue Scholarship for Catholic Educators Fund
Brue Carstens Scholarship Fund
Bishop Buddy Scholarship Fund
Daniel Burkett Memorial Scholarship Fund
Martin and Florence Bursiek Student Aid Fund
BusinessLink USD Scholarship Fund
Edward and Gretchen Cairns Memorial Scholarship Fund
Catholic Heritage Scholarship Fund
Sister Susan Campbell Scholarship Fund
Mickey Carhart Memorial Scholarship Fund/ NAIOP San Diego Chapter
Mary Delafield Carter Scholarship Fund
Yvonne E. Chiesi Carteron Nursing Scholarship Fund
Theia Cascio Scholarship Fund
David S. Casey Trial Advocacy Scholarship Fund
Choral Scholars Program Fund
Ralph F. Claric and Russell Kamstead Memorial Scholarship Fund
Phyllis McArdle Clause Scholarship Fund
James W. and Kathryn S. Colachis Scholarship Fund
Harry A. Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund
John F. Connolly Perpetual Scholarship Fund
*Michael A. Connor-Horizon Scholarship Fund
Helen S. Corcoran Scholarship Fund
Fiorenza and Hernando Courtright Scholarship Fund
Emmet J. Culligan Scholarship Fund
Murphy Dalton Scholarship Fund
Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation (MEPN) Fund
Duda Family Foundation Scholarship Fund
James O. and Stella Powell Eagen Scholarship Fund
Fieldstone Foundation Scholarship Fund
Walter Fitch Trust Scholarship Fund
Paul Fitzpatrick Memorial Award Fund
*Founders Scholarship Fund
French Scholarship Fund
C. Hugh Friedman Scholarship Fund
Sr. Sally M. Furay Scholarship Fund
German Language Scholarship Fund
Emil Ghio Scholarship Fund
W.R. Grace Scholarship Fund
Mary Gresko Nursing Scholarship Fund
Ernest W. and Jean E. Hahn Foundation Scholarship Fund
Eugenie B. Hannon Scholarship Fund
Alice B. Hayes Science Scholarship Fund
Alice B. Hayes Mortar Board Scholarship Fund
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Fund
Conrad N. Hilton Minority Scholarship Fund
Roseann Gerold Hoffman Scholarship Fund
W. Roy and Marion I. Holleman Scholarship Fund
Bob Hope Leadership Scholarship Fund
Ethel M. Horsch Nursing Scholarship Fund
Author E. Hughes Scholarship Fund
Irvine Keiller Scholarship Fund
Dr. Kathy James Nursing Scholarship Fund
Jane P. Johnson Scholarship Fund
Lou Kerig Scholarship Fund
Michael Konz Memorial Scholarship Fund
Kristopher Krohne Memorial Scholarship Fund
The LASH Foundation Scholarship Fund for the Nonprofit Leadership
and Management Program Fund
Las Vegas Scholarship Fund
Law Endowed Scholarship
Lawrence Family Scholarship Fund
Albert J. and Mae Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund
*Lee Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
Elsie Leith Memorial Scholarship Fund
Faye N. Lewis Scholarship Fund
Laura McDonald Lewis Scholarship Fund
Bishop Maher Catholic Leadership Scholarship Fund
Lawrence Mahlum Memorial Scholarship Fund
Manchester Nursing Scholarship Fund
Doug & Betsy Manchester Athletic Scholarship Fund
LTJG Laura J. Mankey Memorial Scholarship Fund
Marasco Family Scholarship Fund
Marine Studies Graduate Scholarship Fund (which includes the following)
Stephen Sullivan Memorial Scholarship
Sister Dale Brown Science Scholarship
Ronald Maudsley Memorial Scholarship Fund
David Maurier Law Scholarship Fund
George H. Mayr Scholarship Fund
Mazzo Family Scholarship Fund
Christopher McCallister Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dorothea McKinney Scholarship Fund
Gerald & Donna McMahon Scholarship Fund
Louise H. McNally Scholarship Fund
Edward J. and Grace W. Mehren Scholarship Fund
Michael Mohr Memorial Scholarship Fund
William A. Moller Memorial Scholarship Fund
Grant Morris Scholarship Fund
Elizabeth Ann Mottet Nursing Scholarship Fund
Music Endowment Fund
Nielsen Family Scholarship Fund
Notchev Scholarship Fund
James B. Orwig, M.D. Nursing Scholarship Fund
Kyle O’Connell Memorial Scholarship Fund
*Robert E. and Darci M. O’Connell Scholarship for the Arts
The ORCA Foundation Scholarship Fund at the San Diego Foundation for Nonprofit
Leadership and Management Program
Theresa and Edward O’Toole Scholarship Fund
Oxford Scholarship Fund
Irene Sabelberg Palmer Nursing Research Scholarship Fund
Pardee Scholars Endowment Fund
Parent Fund Scholarship
Kenneth & Virginia Piper Arizona Scholarship Fund
Procopio International Tax Scholarship Fund
Pulitzer Foundation Scholarship Fund
Kay Ravenel Scholarship Fund
Reardon/Goode Scholarship Fund
Delroy Richardson Scholarship Fund
Janet A. Rodgers Nursing Scholarship Fund
Frank and Dimitra Rogozienski Scholarship Fund
John R. Ronchetto Memorial Scholarship Fund
Leo Roon Scholarship Fund
Rose Pre-Med Fund
Joseph Rost Scholarship Fund for Leadership Studies
Tim C. Rothans Public Service Scholarship Fund
Irving Salomon Political Science Scholarship Fund
Jeffrey A. Sardina Memorial Scholarship Fund
School of Leadership and Education Sciences Scholarship Fund
Vern D. Schooley Scholarship Fund
Mary and Alan Schulman Scholarship Fund
W. H. Scripps Athletic Scholarship Fund
Senior Emergency Law Fund
Richard A. Shaw Graduate Tax Scholarship Fund
Martin L. Sheehan Scholarship Fund
Donald P. and Darlene V. Shiley Engineering & Theater Scholarship Fund
Donald P. and Darlene V. Shiley MFA Scholarship Fund
Gary Shoemaker and Richard T. Mulvey Disabled Student Scholarship Fund
Forrest N. and Patricia K. Shumway Scholarship Fund
Sven & Tove Simonsen Scholarship Fund
James E. Spain Family Law Scholarship Fund
James E. Spain Family THRS Majors Scholarship Fund
Stallard Family Nursing Scholarship Fund
Susanne Stanford Scholarship Fund
Luisa A. & Harold N. Stoflet Memorial Scholarship Fund
Pearl and Natalie Surkin Scholarship Fund
Anne Swanke Memorial Scholarship Fund
Jane R. Tedmon Scholarship Fund
John Trifiletti Scholarship Fund
USD Alumni Scholarship Fund.
USD Law Scholarship Fund (which includes the following)
Dr. Lee Gerlach Honorary Scholarship
Robert J. Keys Honorary Scholarship
Warren Family Law Student Aid Fund
The Honorable Louis M. Welsh Scholarship Fund
Whalen Family Scholarship Fund
Terry Whitcomb ‘53 Alumni Scholarship Fund
Therese T. Whitcomb and E. Ann McFarland Decorative Arts Study Fund
Cathleen K. Wilson, R.N., Ph.D., Memorial Scholarship Fund for Leaders in Nursing
Donald O. and Rosemary Wilson Scholarship Fund
John Winters Memorial Scholarship Fund
Richard and Kay Woltman Nursing Scholarship Fund
Erion Knickerbocker Wood Scholarship Fund
Daniel B. Woodruff Memorial Scholarship Fund
*New Scholarship Endowment Fund
Other Scholarships Available
The following scholarships are made available to USD students from other donors. Additional applications and/or interviews may be required for consideration. For more specific information contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Colorado Alumnae of the Sacred Heart Scholarship
Kiwanis of San Diego Foundation Scholarship
Ralph M. Parsons Memorial Scholarship
Sister M. Aimee Rossi Music Scholarship
San Diego County Citizen’s Scholarship Foundation Award
Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship
Additional Sources of Funding
In addition to the above-named University of San Diego scholarships, additional sources of funds are available. Many companies offer scholarships to the sons and daughters of their employees. Fraternal organizations, such as the Elks and Rotary International, assist students in meeting the cost of education. The Copley Library has reference books and Internet access to scholarship search programs listing funds available from private organizations and A Guide to Outside Resources of Financial Aid is available on the USD Office of Financial Aid website. USD students have received over $2 million in private scholarships for an academic year. Private scholarships can usually be used to replace loans in a student’s financial aid “package.”
Note: Congress may change the eligibility criteria and terms of federal loans. All federal loan information in this course catalog is subject to change. Please obtain current information from the Office of Financial Aid website.
The Federal Direct Student Loan Program
There are two types of Federal Direct Loans: Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Eligibility for the Subsidized Federal Direct Loan is based on documented need; eligibility for the Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan is not based on need.
Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for a Federal Direct Loan (subsidized or unsubsidized).
The Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program
A Federal Direct PLUS Loan is available for parents to borrow a long-term, low-interest loan on behalf of their dependent children. Graduate students may also utilize the Direct PLUS loan program once they have exceeded their annual eligibility under the Direct Student loan program. Details regarding maximum loan amounts, current interest rates, and repayment terms are described on the Office of Financial Aid website. Undergraduate and graduate students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for a Federal PLUS Loan.
Federal Perkins Loan Program
This federal loan program provides a limited number of long-term, low-interest (5 percent) loans to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated substantial financial need. Details regarding maximum loan amounts, interest rates, and repayment terms are described in information available on the Office of Financial Aid website. Amounts offered depend on fund availability each year. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for a Federal Perkins Loan.
Emergency Student Loan Program
Short-term emergency loans are available from the Office of Financial Aid for students during the fall and spring semesters. These small loans are to assist students with unforeseen emergencies and must be repaid within 30 days.
Kathryn Desmond Loan Fund
This loan fund has been established to provide financial assistance to students enrolled full time at the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. Information is available at the school of nursing.
Marion Hubbard Loan Fund
The late Mrs. Marion Hubbard established this low-interest loan fund to benefit students enrolled at the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. Information is available at the school of nursing.
USD Trust Loan Program
The Weingart Foundation, together with private donor matching funds, has provided USD funding for zero-interest, long-term loans to help students meet the cost of education at USD. A recipient must be a graduate of a California high school and have demonstrated substantial financial need. Amounts offered depend on fund availability each year. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for a USD Trust Loan Loan.
Federal Work-Study Program
Funds for this program are provided by the federal government and USD. Employment, both on and off campus including community service, such as tutoring of elementary school children, is provided for students with documented need and is related, whenever possible, to the student’s educational objectives. Employment averages 15 hours per academic week, with as many as 40 hours per week during vacation periods. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for the Federal Work-Study program.
Other On-Campus Student Employment
In addition to the Federal Work-Study Program, the university offers a limited number of job opportunities to students who do not otherwise qualify for federally-subsidized programs. Over 400 students are employed part time in areas such as dining services, banquets and catering, the bookstore, and the athletic department. Students may obtain contact information for these departments at the Student Employment Center, which is a part of the Office of Financial Aid, located in Hughes Administration Center, Room 313.
Off-Campus Employment Service
The University of San Diego also assists students in finding off-campus employment. Information regarding weekend or part-time employment within the San Diego metropolitan area is made available. There is also information for Intersession and summer sessions. Job descriptions are posted in the hallway across from the Student Employment Center and contact information is available in the SEC.
Information is available in the Office of the Registrar, Founders Hall, Room 113.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Students with disabilities may be eligible for the services of the State Department of Rehabilitation. The services provided must result in an employment outcome. These services may include vocational counseling and guidance, training (with payment of costs such as partial tuition, fees, books, transportation, etc.), and job placement. Contact the State Department of Rehabilitation at (619) 767-2100 for further information.
Most financial aid packages consist of funds drawn from several sources – federal, state, and institutional. Application forms and deadlines may change each year. Students can access current information on the USD OFA website; the Office of Financial Aid or the One Stop Student Center. Students should apply for everything for which they may be eligible.
March 2 is the date by which a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be postmarked or submitted on line in order to receive priority consideration for available federal and USD funds for all freshmen, transfer and continuing undergraduate students.
March 2 is also the deadline to apply for California State Grants (Cal Grants). Both the FAFSA and the GPA Verification Form must be postmarked or submitted on line by this date.
Please refer to the Guide to Financial Aid Consumer Information at USD on the OFA website for information on how student budgets are constructed and how they are used in determining a student’s financial aid eligibility. USD costs may be viewed on the Student Financial Services website.