Financial Aid Awarded 2019-20

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 2019-20 (September 2019 through August 2020) is detailed below.

Total Aid Received, Year 2019-20
  Undergraduate Graduate Law
Total amount $194,490,355 $57,065,903 $44,157,890
% provided by USD       60%       22%      42%
 

Average Annual Amount Received for Fall 2019 Enrolled Students (enrolled for full year 2019-2020)

  Undergrad % of Students Graduate % of Students Law % of Students
Average total aid amount $36,683 77% $30,947 72% $58,971 94%
— Scholarships/Grants $32,608 75% $12,630 56% $29,679 84%
[Pell Grants*] $4,660 18%
— Work $2,755 12% $3,318  2%
— Tuition Remission $44,839   2% $19,426  4% $28,735 <1%
— Student loans $9,084 39% $32,246 47% $47,960 63%
— Parent loans $29,607 18%


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