The University of Southern California administers one of the largest financial aid programs in the United States. We have made a long-standing commitment to meeting 100% of the USC-determined financial need for undergraduates who satisfy all eligibility requirements and meet all deadlines. Thus, it is extremely important for you to submit all necessary paperwork by the stated deadlines.
A need-based financial aid package may include loans, Federal Work-Study, grants, and scholarships. Loans are borrowed funds which must be repaid with interest, along with any associated fees. If Federal Work-Study eligibility is listed on your financial aid award, you can apply for an approved Federal Work-Study job, most of which are on-campus positions. Students are paid every two weeks for the hours they work and can earn from $800 to $3,500 per year. Grants and scholarships are types of financial aid that do not have to be repaid. Grants and scholarships may be provided by federal and state governments, the university, your specific academic department, community and civic groups, and private industry. Grants are need-based, while scholarships are merit-based.
More information on need-based financial aid can be found on the USC Financial Aid
Financial Aid Deadlines for Fall 2024
January 9, 2024
Deadline for Early Action First-year Students
February 10, 2024
Deadline for Regular Decision First-year Students
March 2, 2024
Deadline for Transfer Students