Financial Aid

The University of Southern California Financial Aid Office will provide you with the details of applying for financial aid, understanding your financial aid award and properly securing all of your loans. Please visit the USC Financial Aid Office (FAO) website for detailed information regarding dates and deadlines, as well as downloadable forms to complete your financial aid application.

Tips and Resources

These websites may help you better understand the financial aid process and your eligibility for aid. Please browse below to explore additional information, links and resources.

Federal Student Aid
Know what federal student aid programs are available, the process for applying for and receiving aid from those programs, and managing repayment.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Complete and submit the federal form necessary to determine eligibility for federal student aid.
Complete entrance and exit loan counseling. Register for or retrieve a forgotten FSA ID. Find information about various student aid programs and loan repayment options.

Federal Direct Consolidation Loans
Learn more about consolidating your federal student loans and the repayment options available to you.

National Student Loan Data System
Log in with your FSA ID to view the current status of your federal student loans, their outstanding balances and who owns (services) them.

Discuss repayment plans with a counselor and find one that suits your financial needs. Free to USC students and alumni.

Loan Forgiveness
See if you qualify to have your loan forgiven, cancelled or discharged, which means you are no longer expected to repay your loan.