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. Incoming first-year students from U.S. families with an annual income of $80,000 or less with typical assets will attend USC tuition free.
2022-2023 Cost of Attendance
The following are the estimated two-semester costs for a full-time USC undergraduate (taking 12-18 units each semester):
|On/Off Campus||With Parents or Relatives|
|Tuition (12-18 units for two semesters)||$63,468||$63,468|
|Books and supplies||$1,200||$1,200|
|Personal and miscellaneous||$1,702||$1,702|
(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 $773 million in financial aid
Amount awarded from all sources in 2021-2022.
More than 20%
of the fall 2022 first-year class received a USC Merit Scholarship.
Nearly 75% of financial aid awarded comprised grants and scholarships.
These are types of gift aid that do not have to be paid back.