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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 2012-13 (September 2012 through August 2013) is detailed below.

Total Aid Received, Year 2012-13
  Undergraduate Graduate Law
Total amount $138,676,723 $34,648,618 $43,973,977
% provided by USD 52% 23% 27%
 

The following table shows the average amount of different types of financial aid received by students for Fall 2012 and the percent of students receiving aid at each level.

Average Amount Received, Fall 2012
  Undergrad % of Students Graduate % of Students Law % of Students
Average amount $35,071 72% $27,525 74% $51,152 90%
— Scholarships/Grants $23,230 67% $10,314 62% $18,782 69%
[Pell Grants*] $3,842 13%
— Work $3,046 13% $3,702 4%
— Student loans $9,796 45% $27,949 54% $45,414 73%
— Parent loans $26,669 18%


* Pell Grants are a subset of all scholarships and grants.