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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$70,999
Costs for University of San Diego
Fee Cost
Tuition$50,450
Books and Supplies$1,970
Other Fees$736
Room and Board $14,126
Other Expenses Budget$3,717

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend University of San Diego on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $70,999 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $50,450 for tuition, $14,126 room and board, $1,970 for books and supplies and $736 for other fees. Out of state tuition for University of San Diego is $50,450, the same as California residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of San Diego when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$35,936
Net Price by Income University of San Diego
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$22,263
$30,001 to $48,000$23,224
$48,001 to $75,000$25,727
$75,001 to $110,000$30,369
$110,000+$41,679

The average reported annual net price for University of San Diego for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $35,936 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

80% of full-time undergrad University of San Diego received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $31,109 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 42% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,364 and 9% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $8,110.

Finanical Aid University of San Diego
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $31,109 80%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $28,466 80%
Pell Grants $4,511 16%
Other Federal Grants $831 16%
State and Local Grants $9,055 14%
Federal Student Loans $5,364 42%
Other Student Loans $8,110 9%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of San Diego, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $129,476. The loan balance of $129,476 is a four year multiple of the $32,369 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,235 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $129,476
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,235.34
Total Interest Paid $18,765.26
Sum of All Loan Payments $148,241.26

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$283,996
Year All Residents
1 $70,999
2 $73,723
3 $76,551
4 $79,488

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of San Diego to be $283,996 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.8% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of San Diego
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,740 $5,220 $6,960

Estimated cost for a class at University of San Diego based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of San Diego versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of San Diego Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122436 IPEDS survey data for University of San Diego.