Financial Aid Loan Funding

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin

Educational loans provide an option for tuition and living expense funding while enrolled in our degree or credential programs. More than 60% of our students use loans for at least a portion of their financial aid funding.

Be sure to understand the commitment loan funding brings alongside its convenience. Loan funding often includes a long term repayment obligation that accrues interest rates through your period of enrollment. Get all the information on your obligations before you agree to this funding option.

Federal loans are determined by the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • April 1 is the annual priority deadline for graduate student applications at the University of San Diego.
  • Your loan eligibility will be determined and awarded through the Federal Stafford Loan Program.
    • This may be supplemented by an option to apply for a Graduate Plus loan, which is a private, credit-based loan option.

The School of Leadership and Education Sciences also provides a loan option for students who may be ineligible to receive loan funding through other programs. The SOLES Loan program offers up to $5,000 per year.