Undergraduate Educational Cost

2020-2021

Estimated Cost of Attendance Full-Time (12-18 units/semester) 
*Intersession and Summer are billed separately.   (Per Semester) (Per Year)
Tuition [1]   $26,060 $52,120
Fees [2]   $372 $744
Health Insurance [3   $1,566 $3,132
Housing [4]   $4,970 $9,940
Meal Plan [5]   $1,954 $3,908
Total [6]   $34,872 $69,744

Tuition

  • Single courses, summer and intersession and credits fewer than 12 or in excess of 18 are billed $1,798 per unit.
  • Auditing a course is $160.00 per credit unit.

Fees

Undergraduate Associated Student Fee: Full-time (12-18 units) $125; Part-time (7-11.5 units) $45; (3-6.5 units) $10
Student Wellness Fee: $170
Student Life Pavilion Fee: Full-time $70; Part-time $35
Media Fee: $7

Health Insurance

All insurance coverage is subject to applicable state form and rate filing approval and, once approved to the terms of the Master Policy. The insurance premium for 2020-2021 is $3,132 for 12 months of comprehensive coverage.  For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/healthinsurance.

Housing

Housing is estimated at double occupancy in the Maher Hall Residence. Other on campus housing options for the 2020-21 academic year may be viewed on the Residential Life website.

Note: Second Year Residency Requirement

Undergraduate students are required to live on campus for both their first and second year at USD. Click this link to learn more about on campus housing for second year students. Living on campus offers the perfect balance, click this link to learn more.

Meal Plans

Estimated meal plan is for 105 Meals + $835 Dining Dollars. This is the minimum meal plan required for resident freshman. You may view and choose other meal plan options from the Dining Services website.

Residents who are Second Year at USD, or Transfers with 30 to 59.5 units, are required a minimum resident plan. Estimated meal plan is for 40 meals + $655 Dining Dollars. You may view and choose other meal plan options from the Dining Services website.

Total

Other costs that may add to the cost of attendance and should be taken into consideration are listed below.

Note: All fees are subject to change. This information is accurate as of February 2020.

Deposits
Resident Students-New $500
Commuter Students-New $300
Damage/Cleaning Deposit for Resident Students $100
Other Fees
Transcript Fee *
$10
Parking Permit
Returned Check Fee
$25
10% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will be imposed on all past due balances

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2019-2020

Estimated Cost of Attendance Full-Time (12-18 units/semester) 
*Intersession and Summer are billed separately.   (Per Semester) (Per Year)
Tuition [1]   $25,225 $50,450
Fees [2]   $368 $736
Health Insurance [3]   $1,516 $3,032
Housing [4]   $4,811 $9,622
Meal Plan [5]   $1,876 $3,752
Total [6]   $33,796 $67,592

Tuition

  • Single courses, summer and intersession and credits fewer than 12 or in excess of 18 are billed $1,740 per unit.
  • Auditing a course is $160.00 per credit unit.

Fees

Undergraduate Associated Student Fee: Full-time (12-18 units) $121; Part-time (7-11.5 units) $44; (3-6.5 units) $10
Health Fee: $170
Student Life Pavilion Fee: Full-time $70; Part-time $35
Media Fee: $7

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