Apply: Immigration and DACA Status

Immigration and DACA Status

USC admission, enrollment and tuition policies are not based on your immigration or DACA status. Your admission and enrollment will not be affected if you do not have, or if you lose your immigration or DACA status. Financial assistance is available for undocumented students who meet certain criteria. Please visit the First Generation Plus Success Center  for more information.

California residents may qualify for additional assistance under AB540 (the “California Dream Act”). For more information, please visit

To apply for need-based financial aid, undocumented or DACA students should submit the following materials:

  • CSS Profile
  • 2021 Tax Return (for academic year 2023-24)
  • Third-Party Letter Confirming Undocumented Status