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Graduate & Professional Students

Investing In Graduate Education

USC Financial Aid is your partner in managing your investment in graduate education.

In addition to need-based aid such as low-interest federal loans and Federal Work-Study, your prime source of support will likely be your academic department or professional school. Together with the Graduate School, USC departments and schools award numerous grants and graduate fellowships and assistantships. Awards from agency sponsors, as well as scholarships from sources outside the university also provide significant sources of support.

Students in USC doctoral programs receive extensive financial support that enables them to devote full attention to their PhD studies.



Meet a Graduate Student and Financial Aid recipient

Autumn Canaday

Autumn borrowed Federal Stafford and Graduate PLUS Loans. She also earned wages and received a tuition credit working as a graduate assistant on-campus.


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