Immigration & DACA Status

Important Information

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
  • 2022 Tax Return (for academic year 2024-25)
  • Third-Party Letter Confirming Undocumented Status