Financial Aid Awarded 2017-18

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 2017-18 (September 2017 through August 2018) is detailed below.

Total Aid Received, Year 2017-18
  Undergraduate Graduate Law
Total amount $167,619,950 $51,623,524 $41,772,493
% provided by USD       53%       17%      37%
 

Average Annual Amount Received for Fall 2017 Enrolled Students (enrolled for full year 2017-2018)

  Undergrad % of Students Graduate % of Students Law % of Students
Average total aid amount $39,600 76% $28,838 76% $56,152 93%
— Scholarships/Grants $28,233 73% $10,913 56% $26,578 77%
[Pell Grants*] $4,409 13%
— Work $3,403 12% $2,983 3%
— Tuition Remission $41,221  2% $18,300 3% <1%
— Student loans $9,377 40% $31,154 50% $45,766 69%
— Parent loans $28,344 19%


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