Distance Education: Prospective Students

Tips & Resources

There are several resources available to help you better understand the financial aid process and your eligibility for aid. Please browse below to explore additional information, links and resources.

Federal Resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid fafsa.gov
Complete and submit the federal form necessary to determine eligibility for federal student aid.

StudentLoans.gov studentloans.gov
Complete entrance and exit loan counseling. Register for or retrieve a forgotten FSA ID. Find information about various student aid programs and loan repayment options.

Federal Direct Consolidation Loans www.loanconsolidation.ed.gov
Learn more about consolidating your federal student loans and the repayment options available to you.

National Student Loan Data System https://nslds.ed.gov
Log in with your FSA ID to view the current status of your federal student loans, their outstanding balances and who owns (services) them.


CollegeNET www.CollegeNET.com

College Search & Scholarships www.cappex.com

Fastweb www.fastweb.com

FinAid! Financial Aid, College Scholarships and Student Loans www.finaid.org

Red Kite myredkite.com

Scholarships.com www.scholarships.com

G.I. Benefits

Veteran Benefits www.usc.edu/financialaid/veterans

USC Office of Veteran Affairs www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/services/veteran-affairs/

U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs http://www.va.gov

Learn more

Several financing options exist to help you pay your USC expenses. We encourage you to take advantage of the financial resources USC has to offer and are here to help answer any questions you may have. Financial aid counselors are available by phone, e-mail, or in person. For more information, please visit usc.edu/contactfao.