Financial Aid Application Process

  1. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The USD priority filing date is March 1st.
  2. Make sure to sign your FAFSA with your FSA ID (Federal Student Aid Username and Password) and include the USD School of Law school code: G06976
  3. Monitor your email. Requests for additional information and/or supplemental documentation will be emailed to you.
  4. Log in to the MySanDiego web portal at any time to view the status of your FAFSA application in the "Financial Aid Status" box.
  5. If additional information or documentation is requested, provide it as soon as possible to ensure there is no delay in the processing of your financial aid.
  6. Once any requested documentation is processed, a Financial Aid Award letter will be emailed to you.
  7. You can view the status of your Financial Aid Award at any time in the MySanDiego portal.
  8. Read the Financial Aid Award instructions carefully to make sure you complete all the steps required to apply for the aid that has been offered to you.
    • If this is the first time you are borrowing federal Direct Loans at USD Law, you will also be required to complete a Master Promissory Note for each loan and federal Entrance Loan Counseling online at StudentLoans.gov
    • The USD Tuition Credit and Law Access loans require the completion of a separate paper application each year.
    • If awarded Federal Work-Study, you will need to complete additional paperwork and a background check before you are eligible to work.
  9. Sign up for Direct Deposit; view your billing statement and track your financial aid disbursements in the MySanDiego web portal in the "My Student Account" box.