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Undergraduate Students

Financial Aid at USC

At USC, we believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your goals. While we expect each student's family to play a leading role in financing a college education, we encourage you to take advantage of the resources we have to offer.

We have a long tradition of meeting 100 percent of the USC-determined financial need for students who meet all deadlines and eligibility requirements.

Whether you’re just beginning your program of study or getting ready to graduate, we can help you find the resources you need to stay on track to completing your degree program. We hope you will discover that attaining your goal is more affordable than you think.

 

How much financial aid does USC award to undergraduates?

$300,000,000
Financial aid from all university sources exceeds $300 million.

Between 2009-10 and 2015-16, university need-based grant funding increased by more than $54 million (55%), an annual growth of 6.6%.

$380,000,000
Total of gift aid to undergraduates from all sources (university, federal, state, other).

$545,000,000
Amount of financial aid awarded from all sources for 2015-16 (including work-study and loans).

$1,000,000,000
A major goal of the current fundraising campaign is to raise over one billion dollars in endowment funds to provide additional scholarships and grants for USC students.

 

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