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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 2013-14 (September 2013 through August 2014) is detailed below.

Total Aid Received, Year 2013-14
  Undergraduate Graduate Law
Total amount $145,241,330 $36,730,690 $40,750,101
% provided by USD 52% 23% 29%
 

The following table shows the average amount of different types of financial aid received by students for Fall 2013 and the percent of students receiving aid at each level.

Average Amount Received, Fall 2013
  Undergrad % of Students Graduate % of Students Law % of Students
Average amount $33,528 72% $27,584 74% $51,963 89%
— Scholarships/Grants $23,864 68% $10,537 60% $20,505 71%
[Pell Grants*] $4,025 18%
— Work $3,087 12% $3,240 4%
— Student loans $9,495 44% $28,257 50% $46,512 69%
— Parent loans $26,582 18%


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