Who Receives Financial Aid

Student Profile: Lynn Johnston

Lynn Johnston

“The Financial Aid Office was incredibly helpful and generous when I explained my circumstances.”

Meets Cost of Attendance With:

University Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Work-Study, Smart Option Private Loan.

Tips to Make USC More Affordable:

Share housing with multiple roommates, find a job through Federal Work-Study, if eligible.

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

“The Financial Aid Office was incredibly helpful and generous when I explained my circumstances. They evaluated my situation, told me exactly what documents had to be provided, and once I gave them the information they needed, the rest was taken care of… I have been able to see my future in a positive light.”



Meet more Financial Aid recipients

Student profile: Ezra Yu

Ezra Yu

“I have been able to enjoy an undergraduate experience not many people of my background get to have — a world-class education.”

Student profile: James White

James White

“I have been able to comfortably achieve my degree without having to worry.”

Student profile: Whitney Camarena

Whitney Camarena

“I have been able to attend my first-choice university.”

Dora Gerardo

“Without financial aid, I can't imagine ever being able to attend such a great institution. Financial aid was the deal-breaker between USC and other universities.”

Student Profile: Carlos Solorzano

Carlos Solorzano

“My parents were not comfortable with me taking out big loans for my undergraduate years, so USC Financial Aid, along with the Presidential Scholarship, has given me the opportunity to succeed.”

Juan Luis Bravo

“I have been able to attend USC with great peace of mind.”

Student Profile: Sherry Chan

Sherry Chan

“I've been able to be a student without constantly worrying about the burdens of finances and tuition. I know that it's more than possible to make the payments with the financial help that USC offers.”