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Financial Aid Awarded

The majority of students who attend USD receive some sort of financial assistance, which may be scholarships, grants, work, and/or loans. Sources of financial aid include USD, federal, state, and other organizations and businesses providing scholarships.

The total amount of financial aid received by undergraduate, graduate, and law students for the financial aid year of 2009-10 (September 2009 through August 2010) is detailed below.

Total Aid Received, Year 2009-10
  Undergraduate Graduate Law
Total amount $112,554,732 $30,606,317 $47,222,520
% provided by USD 51% 24% 22%
 

The following table shows the average amount of different types of financial aid received by students for Fall 2009 and the percent of students receiving aid at each level.

Average Amount Received, Fall 2009
  Undergrad % of Students Graduate % of Students Law % of Students
Average amount $31,804 69% $25,190 73% $47,671 88%
— Scholarships/Grants $21,035 63% $9,608 57% $19,589 44%
[Pell Grants*] $3,888 14%
— Work $3,011 17% $4,186 5%
— Student loans $10,970 40% $23,395 54% $41,663 79%
— Parent loans $24,656 15%
 
* Pell Grants are a subset of all scholarships and grants.