Tips & Resources
There are several resources available to help you better understand the financial aid process and your eligibility for aid. Please browse below to explore additional information, links and resources.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid fafsa.gov
Complete and submit the federal form necessary to determine eligibility for federal student aid.
Student Loans studentloans.gov
Complete entrance and exit loan counseling. Register for or retrieve a forgotten FSA ID. Find information about various student aid programs and loan repayment options.
Federal Direct Consolidation Loans https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/consolidation
Learn more about consolidating your federal student loans and the repayment options available to you.
National Student Loan Data System https://nslds.ed.gov
Log in with your FSA ID to view the current status of your federal student loans, their outstanding balances and who owns (services) them.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college
Provides tools to compare financial aid offers, loan repayment and information on student banking.
General Information bigfuture.collegeboard.org
CSS Profile profileonline.collegeboard.com
California Student Aid Commission (Cal Grants)
Main website www.csac.ca.gov
California Dream Act Information https://dream.csac.ca.gov
Fund Your Future: Grants, Scholarships, Loans and Other Financial Aid for College
Learn money management tips and take control of your finances. Receive counseling regarding your federal loans, including information about grace periods and repayment plan options.
Several financing options exist to help you pay your USC expenses. We encourage you to take advantage of the financial resources USC has to offer and are here to help answer any questions you may have. Financial aid counselors are available by phone, email, or in person. For more information, please visit financialaid.usc.edu/contactfao.