Welcome to USC Financial Aid

USC is need blind in its admission process, which means that a student’s ability to pay or interest in financial aid has no bearing on admission decisions. Furthermore, we work with families to meet the full demonstrated financial need for students who satisfy all deadlines and eligibility requirements.

More than 75 percent of aid is in the form of gift aid—money that doesn’t need to be repaid. This includes need-based grants and scholarships from all sources.

To see your financial aid summary, visit your Financial Aid Summary and Tasks (FAST) page, available in the navigation bar at the top of this page.

How Financial Aid Works

We use available funds from federal, state and university sources to meet your full USC-determined financial need. Your eligibility is based on two factors: the Cost of Attendance and your Expected Family Contribution, as calculated by USC.

Please see the How Aid Works page for more information.

Who Receives Financial Aid?

With the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that USC is working hard to address your concerns. This fall and spring we will automatically award all qualifying undergrads receiving financial aid a Living-at-Home grant of up to $4,000 per semester this academic year to help alleviate costs that arise while you attend USC from home. Students living in university housing and those with non-university leases will receive an increased financial aid package instead of the grant.

For more information please see this letter from the Financial Aid Office.