Financial Aid at USC
At USC, we believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your goals. While we expect each student's family to play a leading role in financing a college education, we encourage you to take advantage of the resources we have to offer.
We have a long tradition of meeting 100 percent of the USC-determined financial need for students who meet all deadlines and eligibility requirements.
Whether you’re just beginning your program of study or getting ready to graduate, we can help you find the resources you need to stay on track to completing your degree program. We hope you will discover that attaining your goal is more affordable than you think.
How much financial aid does USC award to undergraduates?
Financial aid from all university sources exceeds $350 million.
Between 2010-11 and 2017-18, university need-based grant funding increased by more than $75 million (60%), an annual growth rate of 7.0%. During this same time period, tuition increased at an annual growth rate of 4.1%.
The total gift aid to undergraduates from all sources (university, federal, state, other) in 2017-18 was more than $457 million (approximately 75 percent of all aid awarded).
Amount of financial aid awarded from all sources for 2017-18 (including work-study and loans).
A major goal of the current fundraising campaign is to raise over one billion dollars in endowment funds to provide additional scholarships and grants for USC students.