Graduate & Professional Students

Who Receives Financial Aid at USC?

Javier Mulato

“Do not get discouraged if you do not receive enough financial aid. There [are] always loans, programs and, of course, work-study campus jobs. You just have to do your research and ask questions.”

Meets Cost of Attendance With:

Scholarships, work-study and sponsors.

Tips to make USC more affordable:

Found a campus job, moved back home, started using public transportation and also used USC campus [resources] such as GSG [the Graduate Student Government] for reduced bus fare, and free printing resources like the Chicano Center, etc. Applied personal insurance in order to waive student insurance, and [sought] scholarships and info to reduce price.

Tell us about your work-study job:

Graduate Assistant for the Rossier School of Education, Scholarship and Admissions Office. I participate in recruiting, outreach and also provide support [for] our directors within the office.

Because of financial aid at USC, I have been able to:

Go to my dream school as a first-generation urban student, from Los Angeles.



Meet more Financial Aid recipients

Madeline Anguiano

“USC has wonderful financial aid opportunities and the school is spectacular. You can't go wrong becoming a Trojan.”