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 2010-11 (September 2010 through August 2011) is detailed below.

Total Aid Received, Year 2010-11
  Undergraduate Graduate Law
Total amount $129,770,407 $35,454,378 $49,437,412
% provided by USD      51%      26%      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 $27,535 72% $26,241 78% $49,612 89%
— Scholarships/Grants $22,335 68% $9,670 62% $20,196 45%
[Pell Grants*] $3,819 17%
— Work $3,132 13% $4,266 4%
— Student loans $10,003 43% $25,222 55% $43,480 80%
— Parent loans $26,022 18%


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