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University of San Diego Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$53,545 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,486 tuition
$11,910 on campus room & board
$1,665 books
$484 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$53,545 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,486 tuition
$11,910 on campus room & board
$1,665 books
$484 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$21,656 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
80% of students receive aid
16% get federal aid ($8,237 avg)
9% get state aid ($9,708 avg)
76% get institn'l aid ($21,656 avg)
42% get loans ($7,573 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.30% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.31% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $21,237 76%
Federal Grant Aid $8,237 16%
Pell Grants $3,731 15%
Other Federal Grants $1,704 16%
Institution Grant Aid $21,656 76%
State Grant Aid $9,708 9%
Student Loans $7,573 42%
Federal Loans $5,485 46%
Other Loans $5,890 11%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$500 - $4,000 Y Y Y Y
$10,000 - $25,000 Y N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Financial Aid Contact Info
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(619) 260-4600
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,360
Out of State $1,360


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Kayla from Kennewick, WA
  • Dec-16-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    VERY, VERY expensive but the reason I'm still considering is because I believe I will have the most opportunities in that location and with access to the amazing profs available here.

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  • 4
  • Sydney from Tustin, CA
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Although expenisve, USD is a private school and is definitely worth the money. They also give financial aid and scholarships :)

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  • 5
  • Carina from San Diego, CA
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Go to the balconies of Maher, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, or Shiley-Marcos SciTech building at night to see the skyline of San Diego. Stand outside Copley Library at the end of the day to catch the SeaWorld Shamu fireworks show. In the daylight, walk to the west side of campus and you can see the ocean.

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