“How Can I Afford USC?” Financial Aid Can Help You!

We understand that paying for college can be an intimidating process – and we want to help you understand this process as best as possible.  We often hear at this stage in the process that many families have not even applied for aid, or haven’t completed the process…. and neither are good!

USC Financial Aid WebinarIf you are not sure what to do – your first best step may be to check out this webinar on USC Financial Aid.  The webinar is only about 15 minutes, and it covers a ton of information including the USC Financial Aid philosophy, types of financial aid, determining your financial aid eligibility, and how to apply.

Applying for Financial Aid

If you haven’t applied for Financial Aid (FAFSA, CSS PROFILE, Tax Information, etc) – go to our Financial Aid website for the steps you need to complete, and need to complete soon!

Completing the Process (Getting Missing Info In)

If you believe you have completed the process – login to http://USConnect.usc.edu and check your status.  If the Financial Aid Office has all of your information it is likely that your package has already been completed.  If not, you can upload any missing information…. right there, online.

If USC is missing any information for you, I highly recommend uploading all information electronically via USConnect.  Any documents mailed to the Financial Aid office may incur many days of processing before acted upon.  Uploading via USConnect gets in right in your file.

All this said – it can be a confusing process.  Please call the financial aid office directly (213-740-4444) or call us (213-740-4530).  Even better – visit us at one of our admitted student programs, either on-campus or at a reception near you.  Financial Aid counselors will be available at all of the programs!

Paul Ledesma

About Paul Ledesma

Paul is currently the Director of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. Although he is not an engineer, he loves working with engineering students and secretly wants to be one (they do so much cool stuff!). He watches way too many movies, is a self-admitted gadget-freak, comic book aficionado, and avid fan of all things Apple. Paul studied Psychology at the University of Southern California and "fell into" the college admission field after graduation in 2000.

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