Financial Aid at USC
USC administers one of the largest financial aid programs in the country. In conjunction with the role students’ families play in financing college education, USC has a long tradition of coordinating school, state and federal funds to fully meet 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.
2021-2022 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)||$60,446||$60,446|
|Books and supplies||$1,200||$1,200|
|Personal and miscellaneous||$1,640||$1,640|
(Add $450 New Student Fee for your first semester.)
To learn more about Financial Aid at USC please visit the USC Financial Aid website.
More than $681 million in financial aid
Amount awarded from all sources in 2019-2020.
Number of students of the fall 2020 first-year class who received merit scholarships.
Nearly 80% of financial aid awarded comprised grants and scholarships.
These are types of gift aid that do not have to be paid back.