USC maintains a strong commitment to financial aid for undergraduate students and administers one of the largest financial aid programs in the United States. The University works with families to meet 100 percent of the USC-determined financial need for students who meet all deadlines and eligibility requirements.
Our commitment to undergraduate students and their families is simple: to ensure that cost is not a barrier to achieving a world-class education. We view financing a college education as a partnership and expect that students and families will contribute at least a portion of their own funds to cover educational costs. Two-thirds of USC undergraduates receive some sort of financial aid, including need-based grants, merit scholarships, Federal Work-Study and loans. It can be awarded according to a student’s and family’s financial need (need-based) or based on a students merit.