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 2018 semester.
2018-2019 Academic Year
March 2, 2018
Submit the FAFSA application to federal processor. If you miss this deadline, apply as soon as possible after this date.
California residents should also apply for Cal Grants by this date.
You may submit the FAFSA beginning on October 1. Use the FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool for the most efficient processing.
Please note that the USC Financial Aid Office does not begin to process this information until November. Therefore, your submission may not be reflected in the Required Information and Forms Page until early November.
Fall 2018 charges and USC scholarships and grants begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the fall 2018 semester.
For more information: USC Payment Plan.