Complete these steps to apply for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan and Graduate PLUS Loan programs. Other funding options, such as merit-based scholarships, private financing programs, and a short-term payment plan, are also available.

April 18, 2014

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    Complete the FAFSA Application online.
    • Use your best estimate of 2013 student income.
    • USC’s Federal School Code is 001328.
    • Apply as early as January 2, 2014, but before April 18, 2014 deadline.
  • Enrollment and Housing Form
    Access the Enrollment and Housing Form online at by clicking on My Financial Aid and Documents. Follow the instructions provided to complete and submit the form.

  • Reply Promptly
    Respond to any requests for additional information within 10 days.

What Happens Next?

If you are admitted and meet all eligibility requirements we will send you notification of your financial aid eligibility. The information will also be available to you online at My Financial Aid & Documents. You must complete the next steps to apply for loans to ensure that your funds are processed and available by the tuition and fee settlement deadline.

Important Note: Documents submitted to the USC Financial Aid Office become the property of the university and cannot be returned to the student or duplicated for any purpose.



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