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 $139,120,806 $35,529,474 $48,758,383
% provided by USD      53%      26%      20%
 

The following table shows the average amount of different types of financial aid received by students for Fall 2011 and the percent of students receiving aid at each level.

Average Amount Received, Fall 2011
  Undergrad % of Students Graduate % of Students Law % of Students
Average amount $28,647 73% $25,878 78% $50,379 89%
— Scholarships/Grants $22,335 69% $9,833 62% $20,205 46%
[Pell Grants*] $3,823 17%
— Work $3,079 13% $3,842 3%
— Student loans $9,617 45% $25,117 54% $44,456 79%
— Parent loans $25,905 19%


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