Scholarships, Tuition and Financial Aid

(Updated 04/09/2014)

Current Scholarship Opportunities

Merit Scholarships at USD

Merit scholarships are awarded to USD students through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions based upon superior academic performance including grades, course selection, and test scores. Financial need is not considered in the awarding of merit scholarships. Your admission application is your application for the merit scholarships. Contact the USD Office of Undergraduate Admissions to learn more about merit scholarships.

External Scholarship Opportunities

We also post information below about scholarship opportunities for engineering students available through outside organizations. Contact each organization directly to learn about submissions requirements, processes and deadlines.

Please note that we are not affiliated with the parties represented and offer no warranty of financial aid through these notifications.

NASA-MUST Scholarship Application OPEN

The Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Project, or MUST, funded by the NASA, is a joint partnership between the Hispanic College Fund, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers.

MUST awards scholarships and internships to undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. The MUST Project is open to all students and is particularly focused on engaging students from underserved and underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields.

Each year, the MUST Project will support approximately 100 undergraduate students with a one-year competitive scholarship of up to one-half of tuition, not to exceed $10,000. Students who maintain the required minimum grade point average will be eligible for a paid internship at a NASA center. Additionally, students will benefit year-round from tutoring, lecture series and mentoring from STEM faculty and peers.

To apply directly for the NASA-MUST Scholarship, please visit the NASA application page.

Financial Aid

Scholarships and grants are just one type of financial aid available. Student loans, parent loan programs, and part-time student employment are all viable methods to help cover tuition. Visit the USD Office of Financial Aid if you need assistance with the cost of attending the University of San Diego.


The tuition schedule for the engineering programs at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering is the same as for all undergraduate students at USD. Please visit USD's Student Finance Services for the latest part-time and full-time tuition, and fees relating to housing, meals, health and other items.