Graduate & Professional Students

Dates & Deadlines

Following these dates and deadlines will ensure timely receipt of any financial aid you may be eligible for.

2020-2021 Academic Year

June 2020
Apply for your 2020-2021
Direct Loan and/or Parent PLUS Loan.

July 2020
Fall 2020 charges and USC scholarships and grants begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the fall 2020 semester.

For more information: USC Payment Plan.

August 14, 2020
Federal and state financial aid and/or loan funds begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the fall 2020 semester.

For more information: Direct Loan and PLUS Loan.

August 17, 2020
First day of fall 2020 semester classes.

August 21, 2020
Direct deposit of fall 2020 financial aid refunds begins for those whose financial aid exceeds their semester charges. Sign up for direct deposit.

August 21, 2020
Your fall 2020 student billing account must be paid in full to avoid late fees and finance charges. Monitor your account: Log in to OASIS or myUSC and select USCe.pay/Current Billing Balance.

August 21, 2020
Federal Work-Study Job Fair.

September 4, 2020
Last day to add or drop classes without a grade of "W" for fall 2020 semester. Last day to opt out of tuition refund insurance and to waive the student health insurance.

November 2020
Spring 2021 charges and USC scholarships and grants begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the spring 2021 semester.

For more information: USC Payment Plan.

January 1, 2021
Federal and state financial aid and/or loans funds begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the spring 2021 semester.

For more information: Direct Loan and PLUS Loan.

January 8, 2021
Direct deposit of spring 2021 financial aid refunds begins for those whose financial aid exceeds their semester charges. Sign up for direct deposit.

January 8, 2021
Your spring 2021 student billing account must be paid in full to avoid late fees and finance charges. Monitor your account: Log in to OASIS or myUSC and select USCe.pay/Current Billing Balance.

January 11, 2021
First day of spring 2021 semester classes.

January 29, 2021
Last day to add or drop classes without a grade of "W" for spring 2021 semester. The last day to opt out of tuition refund insurance and to waive the student health insurance.

May 7, 2021
Submit the FAFSA application to the federal processor and the online Financial Aid Supplement to the Financial Aid Office.