Financial Aid Forms and Applications

The priority deadline for undergraduate students is March 2, 2019.
The priority deadline for graduate students is April 1, 2019.

USD's FAFSA School Code is 010395

Which Application Should I file? 

File ONE of the Applications listed below. 

2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Students who are U.S.citizens or Eligible Noncitizens must submit the FAFSA.

2019-2020 California Dream Act Application - Students without legal immigration status who meet California AB540 criteria must submit the California Dream Act Application. 

2019-2020 USD Dream Act Application - Students without legal immigration status who attended high school for at least three years in any U.S. state other than California, and graduated from high school in that state or passed the state's high school equivalency exam or GED must submit the USD Dream Act Application.

Click here for more information about each application listed above.

Appeals

Special Circumstances Appeal

Students whose family experienced a change in financial circumstance that will lower the student’s family resources may be eligible for a re-evaluation of their federal and /or state aid eligibility after federal verification has been completed. In order to be considered for a special circumstances calculation, the student must meet specific guidelines, explain the circumstances in a letter, and provide documentation of the change.

Please click on the links below for a description of the circumstances that may be considered and the documentation that will need to be provided.

Additional Expenses Appeal

The University of San Diego utilizes standardized budgets in determining a student's cost of education during an academic year. The items included in the budget are: tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal necessities, and loan fees (when applicable).

Occasionally, a student will have extenuating circumstances during the academic year that require an adjustment to the standardized budget. Please click on the link below for instructions on how to submit your budget increase appeal.

The priority deadline for undergraduate students is March 2, 2020.
The priority deadline for graduate students is April 1, 2020.

USD's FAFSA School Code is 010395

Which Application Should I file? 

File ONE of the Applications listed below. 

2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Students who are U.S.citizens or Eligible Noncitizens must submit the FAFSA.

2020-2021 California Dream Act Application - Students without legal immigration status who meet California AB540 criteria criteria must submit the California Dream Act Application. 

2020-2021 USD Dream Act Application - Students without legal immigration status who attended high school for at least three years in any U.S. state other than California, and graduated from high school in that state or passed the state's high school equivalency exam or GED must submit the USD Dream Act Application. 

Click here for more information about each application listed above.

 

Appeals

Special Circumstances Appeal

Students whose family experienced a change in financial circumstance that will lower the student’s family resources may be eligible for a re-evaluation of their federal and /or state aid eligibility after federal verification has been completed. In order to be considered for a special circumstances calculation, the student must meet specific guidelines, explain the circumstances in a letter, and provide documentation of the change.

Please click on the links below for a description of the circumstances that may be considered and the documentation that will need to be provided.

The 2020-2021 Special Circumstances Appeal form will become available on March 1, 2020.

Additional Expenses Appeal

The University of San Diego utilizes standardized budgets in determining a student's cost of education during an academic year. The items included in the budget are: tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal necessities, and loan fees (when applicable).

Occasionally, a student will have extenuating circumstances during the academic year that require an adjustment to the standardized budget. Please click on the link below for instructions on how to submit your budget increase appeal.

The 2020-2021 Additional Expenses Appeal form will become available on July 1, 2020.