USC provides multiple resources for students with financial needs. You will find links to various resources and USC as well as other important centers, services and opportunities at the University and in the community.
Examples of financial assistance that do not require repayment include: financial aid, grants and need-based grants, merit scholarship, and Federal Work Study. Other types of aid are loans and require repayment.
The Office of Financial Aid provides information for undergraduate and graduate students.
Financial Aid for Undergraduate students. See tabs on the right for specific information to suit your situation.
Financial Aid for Graduates & Professional Programs: this site will provide information on various types of aid available, tips, FAQ's, etc.
The Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences offers several opportunities for assistance:
ROTC & Veteran Benefits ROTC and U.S. military veterans are encouraged to apply for all types of financial aid for which they may be eligible. This site explains how any GI benefits you may receive will be coordinated with your financial aid.
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