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Student Loans

Federal and private loans may be available to you to help you pay for college.

Student Loans


Student loans are financial aid that must be repaid, and you may be required to pay interest. There are multiple types of loans that may be available to you, including federal and private loans. Explore the resources below to learn more about these options and eligibility requirements.

Many loans require you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filing the FAFSA is a great step you can take to see what financial aid is available to you.

Federal Loans

There are several types of federal student loans available – each with different eligibility stipulations and requirements. Read the information below to see which federal loan(s) you or your family may be eligible for.

Private Loans

Explore the private loan options available to you or your parent/guardian. Please note that terms and interest rates vary by lender.
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Interest-Free Book Advance

USD offers qualifying students a $500 Book Advance. If you are eligible, the Book Advance will automatically show as a payment option in your USD online bookstore account upon checkout. Do not delay in ordering your course materials; buy now and pay later!


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Office of Financial aid

Need help navigating the financial aid process? We're here for you.
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Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid works with students and parents to explore the many resources available to help make your college education even more affordable.

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Attending USD was a great time in my life.  I received a great education that has carried me through my almost 25 year career and provided me with the tools I needed to be successful.  The value that an education from USD provides is definitely a bargain from a financial sense compared to what you will pay at other schools, but is priceless from the perspective of how you learn think, effectively communicate, and instill a confidence in you to go into the world and become successful.

William D. Sevigny

J.D. Law '97
M.A Accounting '97
Senior VP of Family Operations, Minnesota Twins
Minneapolis, MN

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