Financial Aid at USC
USC administers one of the largest financial aid programs in the country. Although we expect the student’s family to play a leading role in financing a college education, USC has a long tradition of fully meeting the USC-determined need for undergraduates who satisfy all eligibility requirements and meet all deadlines. Nearly two-thirds of USC undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, including merit scholarships, need-based grants, Federal Work-Study and loans.
2020-2021 Cost of Attendance
The following are the estimated two-semester costs for a full-time USC undergraduate (taking 12-18 units each semester) living in university housing:
|On/Off Campus||With Parents or Relatives|
|Tuition (12-18 units for two semesters)||$59,260||$59,260|
|Books and supplies||$1,200||$1,200|
|Personal and miscellaneous||$1,598||$1,598|
(Add $450 New Student Fee for your first semester.)
To learn more about Financial Aid at USC please visit the USC Financial Aid website.
$611 million in financial aid
Amount awarded from all sources in 2017-2018.
Percentage of students of the fall 2018 first-year class who received merit scholarships.
Nearly 75% of financial aid awarded comprised grants and scholarships.
These are types of gift aid that do not have to be paid back.