Application Timeline

Follow these dates and deadlines to ensure that you receive all the aid you are eligible for.

December 2023

The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available. Submit your FAFSA between December 2023 and the April 1 deadline below.

To be considered for Loans for Disadvantaged Students and Primary Care Loans, you will need to complete all student and spouse sections of the FAFSA—regardless of your age.


April 1, 2024

This is the final deadline to submit the following:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application online.

  • USC’s Federal School Code is 001328.

Financial Aid Supplement
Follow the instructions provided on your Financial Aid Summary and Tasks (FAST) page to complete and submit the Financial Aid Supplement online.

Reply Promptly
Respond to any requests for additional information within 10 days.

July 1, 2024

Apply for any loans you wish to borrow:

First-time Federal Direct or Grad PLUS borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note online at

First-time Federal Direct Loan borrowers must complete entrance loan counseling online at