Financial Aid Awarded 2018-19

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 2018-19 (September 2018 through August 2019) is detailed below.

Total Aid Received, Year 2018-19
  Undergraduate Graduate Law
Total amount $182,840,596 $56,010,047 $40,172,717
% provided by USD       58%       21%      39%
 

Average Annual Amount Received for Fall 2018 Enrolled Students (enrolled for full year 2018-2019)

  Undergrad % of Students Graduate % of Students Law % of Students
Average total aid amount $34,853 76% $29,806 79% $55,978 93%
— Scholarships/Grants $30,814 74% $12,119 53% $26,705 81%
[Pell Grants*] $4,540 13%
— Work $2,344 11% $3,338 3%
— Tuition Remission $42,332  2% $18,579 4% <1%
— Student loans $8,799 40% $31,280 49% $46,901 66%
— Parent loans $29,291 18%


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