FAQs About Scholarships

  • What different types of scholarships are there?
  • How do I qualify for USD Merit-based scholarships?
  • How do I qualify for USD Need-based scholarships?
  • What scholarships are available to transfer students?
  • What scholarships are available to graduate students?
  • What scholarships are available to international students?
  • Typically, what are the deadlines for scholarships?
  • What are some good tips in seeking scholarships through my community?
  • Where do I start?
  • What effect will outside scholarships have on my financial aid package?
  • Do you have any tips for applying for scholarships?
  • I've been contacted by companies offering to help me find scholarships for a fee. Is it worth it?
  • How can companies provide scholarship services for free?
  • It's much easier to apply for a few large, well known scholarships. What's the advantage of spending time looking for smaller, more obscure ones?
  • How do I renew my scholarship?
  • Where do I send a check for an outside scholarship that I have received?
  • Is my scholarship taxable or tax-free?

Contact Information

Office of Financial Aid
Hughes Center 319
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-2700

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phones are answered 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.