Financial Aid Awarded 2015-16

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 outside organizations and businesses providing scholarships.

The total amount of financial aid received by undergraduate, graduate, and law students for the financial aid year of 2015-16 (September 2015 through August 2016) is detailed below.

Total Aid Received, Year 2015-16
  Undergraduate Graduate Law
Total amount $153,899,450 $40,666,05 $38,756,115
% provided by USD      54%      23%      34%
 

Average Annual Amount Received for Fall 2015 Enrolled Students (enrolled for full year 2015-2016)
  Undergrad % of Students Graduate % of Students Law % of Students
Average amount $30,248 75% $28,805 77% $52,323 90%
— Scholarships/Grants $25,278 72% $11,484 56% $24,468 70%
[Pell Grants*] $4,137 17%
— Work $3,137 13% $2,643 5%
— Tuition Remission $39.357   2% $16,685 4% <1%
— Student loans $9,702 42% $28,967 52% $43,582 69%
— Parent loans $27,965 18%


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