Tuition and Financial Aid

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Financial Aid for Graduate Students at USD

One of University of San Diego’s highest priorities is to ensure that sufficient tuition and financial aid support is available to all eligible students. The first step in applying for aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In order to begin your application you will need to create an FSA ID, which is a username and password that has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN. READ: How to create your FSA ID (pdf).

Start Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Please note: USD’s Undergraduate/Graduate FAFSA School Code is 010395.

Additional Financial Aid Information

University of San Diego’s Office of Financial Aid has created a very helpful website to assist graduate students through the financial aid process. The website includes a number of instruction guides, links to resources, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Vist USD’s Financial Aid Webpage

Interest-Free Payment Plans

USD offers a monthly payment plan for students. To sign up for the monthly payment plan, you will need to log in to your MySanDiego portal account and click on the My Student Account menu option under the Torero Hub Tab. Tuition and fees must already be billed for you to enroll online. A $50 processing fee must be paid when signing up for each semester. The processing fee is charged per semester and is nonrefundable. Additional information regarding the payment plans is available at the One Stop Student Center, located in UC-126 or at (619) 260-2700 and at

How to Pay

Cash, check, eCheck, and wire transfer are acceptable forms of payment. USD does not accept credit card payments. For more information please visit .


Online In Person By Mail
E-check (electronic check) Personal check, Cashier’s check, Money order, Cash Personal check, Cashier’s check, Money Order



The cost for each program varies by credit hour and can be found in the Program Snapshot on the following pages:

Tuition amounts shown on this website, or in other university publications or web pages, represent tuition and fees as currently approved. However, University of San Diego reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice and to make such modifications applicable to students enrolled at USD at that time as well as to incoming students. In addition, all tuition amounts and fees are subject to change at any time for correction of errors.