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Application Tips: Financial Aid

By November 29, 2018 No Comments

We know this time of year is busy with filling out your college applications, and we wanted to make sure we answered some of your frequently asked questions to help you through this process, so we’re posting a series of blogs with all of the Viterbi Application Tips you need to know.

Now that you’ve completed your application, what are the next steps?

If I complete my application by December 1st, have I already applied for financial aid?
No! You still need to! By submitting the Common Application & USC Writing Supplement by December 1st you will be automatically considered for the top, merit-based scholarships at USC.  Note that there are some scholarships listed here that have separate applications and/or deadlines.
Now that you are done with your application your next step is to complete the Financial Aid application process to be considered for need-based Financial Aid.  Instructions and the link to the applications are listed here.  In addition, you may want to search for even more scholarships to which you can apply.

Just a year or two ago, our current students were going through the college application process too and they want to help. Check out our completely Viterbi Voices – a site completely run by our students to give you a peek into their lives as engineering students at USC. They blog regularly, have very active social media accounts, videos, and much more. Their Tips to Apply page details all of their best tips for applying to college.

You should also listen to our Viterbi Voices podcast called Busting Admission Myths with Paul Ledesma, Director of Undergraduate Admission for USC Viterbi, where some current engineering students ask him some burning questions about the application process.

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We hope this has helped you with your questions, and if you come up with any more please feel free to reach out to us at viterbi.admission@usc.edu, or call our office Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 at (213) 740-4530.

If you have any technical difficulties with the Common App, the Common App Support Team is available 24 hours a day to help you!

Best of luck in the college application process. We look forward to reading your applications. Fight On!

Bria Jamison

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