Undergraduate Students

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 $464 million.

Graph showing how university need-based grant funding increased by more than $67 million.

Between 2017-18 and 2021-22, university need-based grant funding increased at an annual growth rate of 11.6%. During the same period, tuition increased at an annual growth rate of 3.1%.

The total gift aid to undergraduates from all sources (university, federal, state, other) in 2021-22 (more than 75 percent of all aid awarded).

Amount of financial aid disbursed from all sources for 2021-22 (including work-study and loans).


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