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Tuition and Fee Payment Options
Tuition at USD is billed per semester, not per course. Payment (or enrollment in an official USD payment plan) is always due by the first day of the semester. Students may not carry balances from one semester to the next.
Accounts with outstanding balances after the official payment due date may be subject to course cancellations/removal or a student account hold during the semester; related holds can prevent upcoming registration, graduation, or obtaining transcripts.
Note: your graduate program is a “part-time” program. In order to qualify for federal financial aid and/or some military and veteran benefits, you will need to be enrolled in at least 4.5 units as “part-time” status. For your military benefit requirements, contact your VA representative for details.
|Enrollment Status||Numbers of Units (#)|
|Less than Part-Time (No FAFSA Available)||0.00 – 4.49|
|Part-Time (Required for FAFSA/VA)||4.50 – 8.99|
Remember: tuition is always due by the first day of each semester.
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Once you have been registered for your courses, your student account will reflect the appropriate tuition costs according to your program. To see view your program’s tuition and fee amounts, please visit your program’s dedicated Student Success Center page.
Students who need to re-take or withdraw from a course may need to pay additional fees according to the Refund/Drop Deadline policies listed in your Student Handbook.
All costs and fees are subject to change and are based on the academic year of enrollment.
Students will register for two prescribed courses each semester. Both courses must be dropped prior to the first day of the semester to receive a 100% refund and within the first three days of the start date of the semester to receive a 95% refund. No refund will be provided after the third day of the semester for either class. For more information, view your program’s student handbook.
View the Graduate Student Financial Aid Page for a variety of resources.
If you have questions throughout the process, please contact the USD Office of Financial Aid to speak with a financial aid counselor at (619) 260-2700 (option 4) or by sending an email to [email protected]. Be certain to include your USD Student ID and indicate that you are an online graduate student.
Follow the steps below to complete the financial aid process:
*If you are enrolled in the online Master of Theological Studies in Franciscan Theology (MTS-FT) program, you will use the FST FAFSA School Code G11792.
Important Items to Note
If you are planning to use VA benefits for funding, it is your responsibility to initiate the certification process. Start the process by requesting your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA office.
After being registered for your courses and receiving your COE, please follow the steps* on the “Request to Certify” page for details on how to get your benefits certified.
*If you are enrolled in the online Master of Theological Studies in Franciscan Theology (MTS-FT) program, contact the FST Admissions email [email protected] for more information. FST students should not contact the USD Military and Veterans Program Office since benefits are certified separately.
As a reminder, students need to submit their request to certify for each term that they are enrolled at the University of San Diego.
If you have additional questions about your benefits certification, contact the Military and Veterans Program Office at (619) 260-7483 or [email protected]. Online MTS-FT students should contact [email protected].
Students who wish to pay out of pocket may either pay their account in full by the first day of the semester or set up an official payment plan by following these steps:
The payment plan must be set up by the first day of the semester. There is a $50 contract/setup fee for each semester a payment plan is used.
Payment in full by the first day of the semester can also be made in the “My Online Student Account” channel with a checking or savings account.
Please note: USD does not accept Credit or Debit cards.
If you have any questions about paying out of pocket, please contact One Stop by phone at (619) 260-2700 or by email at [email protected].
Students utilizing third-party payment are still responsible for making sure payment is made in full by the first day of class. Accounts with balances after the official payment due date may be subject to course cancellations or holds during the semester; holds can prevent upcoming registration, graduation, or obtaining transcripts. If a third party will be paying for some or all of your tuition, the third party has a couple of options to take.
Checks can be mailed to the following address:
To assist this process, your Program Coordinator can help with the process by preparing an itemized statement, providing a degree plan, and/or preparing a letter for your company. Examples of third-party payers include your employer or a scholarship organization.
For international students, USD has a partnership with FlyWire that allows students to pay for tuition using their at-home currency with competitive exchange rates – often better than a bank!
For domestic students, contact the One Stop Student Center by phone at (619) 260-2700, or via email at [email protected] for instructions.
Be sure to check the minimum requirements for eligibility, all students in online degree programs are enrolled “part-time”.
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Students that need an itemized statement of courses for a given term can submit the Itemized Statement Request form.
Below is a list of significant dates regarding the registration process, payment deadlines, and other important academic and program deadlines.
Summer 2023 Dates & Deadlines
|Application Deadline||April 10, 2023|
|Registration Opens||March 6, 2023|
|Registration Deadline||April 21, 2023|
|Orientation Course Due Date||May 5, 2023|
|Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund||May 8, 2023|
|Payment Due Date||May 9, 2023|
|Semester Begins||May 9, 2023|
|First Course Start Date||May 9, 2023|
|Last Day to Drop with 95% Refund/ Drop Deadline||May 12, 2023|
|Last Day to Withdraw from Course A||June 5, 2023|
|First Course End Date||June 26, 2023|
|Second Course Start Date||June 27, 2023|
|First Course Final Grade Submission Due Date||July 11, 2023|
|Last Day to Withdraw from Course B||July 24, 2023|
|Second Course End Date||August 14, 2023|
|Semester Ends||August 14, 2023|
|Second Course Final Grade Submission Due Date||August 28, 2023|
Fall 2023 Dates & Deadlines
|Application Deadline||August 1, 2023|
|Registration Opens||July 5, 2023|
|Registration Deadline||August 14, 2023|
|Orientation Course Due Date||September 1, 2023|
|Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund||September 4, 2023|
|Payment Due Date||September 5, 2023|
|Semester Begins||September 5, 2023|
|First Course Start Date||September 5, 2023|
|Last Day to Drop with 95% Refund/ Drop Deadline||September 8, 2023|
|Last Day to Withdraw from Course A||October 2, 2023|
|First Course End Date||October 23, 2023|
|Second Course Start Date||October 24, 2023|
|First Course Final Grade Submission Due Date||November 6, 2023|
|Last Day to Withdraw from Course B||November 20, 2023|
|Second Course End Date||December 11, 2023|
|Semester Ends||December 11, 2023|
|Second Course Final Grade Submission Due Date||December 25, 2023|
Spring 2024 Dates & Deadlines
|Application Deadline||December 1, 2023|
|Registration Opens||November 1, 2023|
|Registration Deadline||December 15, 2023|
|Orientation Course Due Date||January 5, 2024|
|Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund||January 8, 2024|
|Payment Due Date||January 9, 2024|
|Semester Begins||January 9, 2024|
|First Course Start Date||January 9, 2024|
|Last Day to Drop with 95% Refund/ Drop Deadline||January 12, 2024|
|Last Day to Withdraw from Course A||February 5, 2024|
|First Course End Date||February 26, 2024|
|Second Course Start Date||February 27, 2024|
|First Course Final Grade Submission Due Date||March 11, 2024|
|Last Day to Withdraw from Course B||March 25, 2024|
|Second Course End Date||April 15, 2024|
|Semester Ends||April 15, 2024|
|Second Course Final Grade Submission Due Date||April 29, 2024|
Whether you’ve been accepted, considering a master’s degree with USD, or are a returning student, understanding your payment options is an important step. Attend any of the webinars that interest you to learn more about each funding type.
At USD, you join a community of individuals who are all committed to one common goal: your success. As you identify the payment option that works best for you, there are a number of departments that specialize in each type of funding. Click on the profiles below to learn more about each office.