Sixty-three percent of graduate and professional school students at USC receive some form of financial aid. This section of our website contains key information to help clarify and explain the financial aid application process for new and continuing graduate and professional students.
In addition to need-based aid—low-interest federal loans and Federal Work-Study—your prime source of support will likely be your academic department or professional school. Together with the Graduate School, USC departments and schools award numerous grants and graduate fellowships and assistantships. Awards from agency sponsors, as well as scholarships from sources outside the university also provide significant sources of support.
Students in USC doctoral programs receive extensive financial support that enables them to devote full attention to their Ph.D. studies.