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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 2011-12 (September 2011 through August 2012) is detailed below.

Total Aid Received, Year 2011-12
  Undergraduate Graduate Law
Total amount $134,346,346 $34,694,482 $48,556,233
% provided by USD 51% 24% 20%
 

The following table shows the average amount of different types of financial aid received by students for Fall 2010 and the percent of students receiving aid at each level.

Average Amount Received, Fall 2010
  Undergrad % of Students Graduate % of Students Law % of Students
Average amount $34,333 71% $25,878 76% $50,379 89%
— Scholarships/Grants $22,435 66% $9,833 62% $20,205 46%
[Pell Grants*] $3,823 17%
— Work $3,079 13% $3,842 4%
— Student loans $9,625 44% $25,097 54% $44,456 79%
— Parent loans $25,830 19%
 
* Pell Grants are a subset of all scholarships and grants.