Graduate & Professional Students

Dates & Deadlines

Students are encouraged to meet all published deadlines to ensure they receive their funds by the tuition payment deadline each semester. Estimated disbursement dates for various types of financial aid are included in each section.

Please refer to the Office of Academic Records and Registrar for dates pertaining to the Spring 2021 semester.

2021-2022 Academic Year

June 2021
Apply for your 2021-2022 Direct Loan and/or Parent PLUS Loan

July 2021
Fall 2021 charges and USC scholarships and grants begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the fall 2021 semester.

For more information: USC Payment Plan.

August 13, 2021
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 2021 semester.

For more information: Direct Loan and PLUS Loan.

August 18, 2021
Direct deposit of fall 2021 financial aid refunds begins for those whose financial aid exceeds their semester charges. Sign up for direct deposit.

August 20, 2021
Your fall 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.

August, 2021
Federal Work-Study Job Fair (More information to come)

August 23, 2021
First day of fall 2021 semester classes.

September 10, 2021
Last day to add or drop classes without a grade of "W" for fall 2021 semester. Last day to opt out of tuition refund insurance and to waive the student health insurance.

October 1, 2021
FAFSA and CSS Profile are available for the 2022-23 academic year.

December 2021
Spring 2022 charges and USC scholarships posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the spring 2022 semester.

For more information: USC Payment Plan.

January 4, 2022
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 2022 semester.

January 5, 2022
Direct deposit of spring 2022 financial aid refunds begins for those whose financial aid exceeds their semester charges. Sign up for direct deposit.

January 7, 2022
Your spring 2022 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 10, 2022
First day of spring 2022 semester classes.

January 28, 2022
Last day to add or drop classes without a grade of "W" for spring 2022 semester. The last day to opt out of tuition refund insurance and to waive the student health insurance.

May 6, 2022
FAFSA and CSS Profile application deadline for new and continuing graduate students.