Students are encouraged to meet all published deadlines to ensure they receive their funds by the tuition payment deadline each semester. Estimated disbursement dates for various types of financial aid are included in each section.

New Undergraduate Students
Applying For 2015-2016 Aid

February 13, 2015
Submit CSS/PROFILE application to College Scholarship Service or submit Need Access application. Also submit FAFSA application to federal processor. If you miss this deadline, apply as soon as possible after this date.

March 2, 2015
California residents should also apply for Cal Grants by this date.

April 2015
To ensure financial aid for summer enrollment, apply for loans at least 6 weeks before the start of your earliest summer class.

June 2015
Apply for your 2015-2016 Direct Stafford Loan and/or Parent PLUS Loan. For more information, click here.

Receiving Your Funds For 2015-2016

July 2015
Fall 2015 charges and USC scholarships and grants begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the fall 2015 semester.

For more information: USC Payment Plan.

August 14, 2015
Federal and state financial aid and/or loans funds begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the fall 2015 semester.

For more information: Federal Stafford, PLUS Loan and Perkins Loan.

August 19, 2015
Direct deposit of fall 2015 financial aid refunds begins for those whose financial aid exceeds their semester charges. Sign up for direct deposit.

August 21, 2015
Your fall 2015 student billing account must be paid in full to avoid late fees and finance charges. Monitor your account: Log in to OASIS or myUSC and select USCe.pay/Current Billing Balance.

August 24, 2015
First day of fall 2015 semester classes.

September 11, 2015
Last day to add or drop class(es) without a grade of "W" for fall 2015 semester.

November 2015
Spring 2016 charges and USC scholarships and grants begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the spring 2016 semester.

For more information: USC Payment Plan.

January 1, 2016
Federal and state financial aid and/or loans funds begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the spring 2016 semester.

For more information: Federal Stafford, PLUS Loan and Perkins Loan.

January 6, 2016
Direct deposit of spring 2016 financial aid refunds begins for those whose financial aid exceeds their semester charges. Sign up for direct deposit.

January 8, 2016
Your spring 2016 student billing account must be paid in full to avoid late fees and finance charges. Monitor your account: Log in to OASIS or myUSC and select USCe.pay/Current Billing Balance.

January 11, 2016
First day of spring 2016 semester classes.

January 29, 2016
Last day to add or drop class(es) without a grade of "W" for spring 2016 semester.

Continuing Undergraduate Students
Applying For 2015-2016 Aid

March 2, 2015
Submit FAFSA application to federal processors. If required, submit CSS/PROFILE application or NEED ACCESS application.

March 2, 2015
Apply for Summer Work-Study.

April 2015
To ensure financial aid for summer enrollment, apply for loans at least 6 weeks before the start of your earliest summer class.

June 2015
Apply for your 2015-2016 Direct Stafford Loan and/or Parent PLUS Loan. For more information, click here.

Receiving Your Funds for 2015-2016

July 2015
Fall 2015 charges and USC scholarships and grants begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the fall 2015 semester.

For more information: USC Payment Plan.

August 14, 2015
Federal and state financial aid and/or loans funds begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for fall 2015 semester.

For more information: Federal Stafford, PLUS Loan and Perkins Loan.

August 19, 2015
Direct deposit of fall 2015 financial aid refunds begins for those whose financial aid exceeds their semester charges. Sign up for direct deposit.

August 21, 2015
Your fall 2015 student billing account must be paid in full to avoid late fees and finance charges. Monitor your account: Log in to OASIS or myUSC and select USCe.pay/Current Billing Balance.

August 24, 2015
First day of fall 2015 semester classes.

September 11, 2015
Last day to add or drop class(es) without a grade of "W" for fall 2015 semester.

November 2015
Spring 2016 charges and USC scholarships and grants begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the spring 2016 semester.

For more information: USC Payment Plan.

January 1, 2016
Federal and state financial aid and/or loans funds begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the spring 2016 semester.

For more information: Federal Stafford, PLUS Loan and Perkins Loan.

January 6, 2016
Direct deposit of spring 2016 financial aid refunds begins for those whose financial aid exceeds their semester charges. Sign up for direct deposit.

January 8, 2016
Your spring 2016 student billing account must be paid in full to avoid late fees and finance charges. Monitor your account: Log in to OASIS or myUSC and select USCe.pay/Current Billing Balance.

January 11, 2016
First day of spring 2016 semester classes.

January 29, 2016
Last day to add or drop class(es) without a grade of "W" for spring 2016 semester.

New Graduate Students

Applying For 2015-2016 Aid

May 14, 2015
Submit the FAFSA application to the federal processor and the online Enrollment and Housing Form to the Financial Aid Office.

June 2015
Apply for your 2015-2016 Direct Stafford Loan and/or Graduate PLUS Loan. For more information, click here.

Online Students
Apply as early as eight (8) weeks before the start of your first class or as soon as possible.

Receiving Your Funds for 2015-2016

July 2015
Fall 2015 charges and USC scholarships and grants begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the fall 2015 semester.

For more information: USC Payment Plan.

August 14, 2015
Federal and state financial aid and/or loans funds begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for fall 2015 semester.

For more information: Federal Stafford, Grad PLUS Loan and Perkins Loan.

August 19, 2015
Direct deposit of fall 2015 financial aid refunds begins for those whose financial aid exceeds their semester charges. Sign up for direct deposit.

August 21, 2015
Your fall 2015 student billing account must be paid in full to avoid late fees and finance charges. Monitor your account: Log in to OASIS or myUSC and select USCe.pay/Current Billing Balance.

August 24, 2015
First day of fall 2015 semester classes.

September 11, 2015
Last day to add or drop classes in the general USC semester (001 session) without a grade of "W" for fall 2015 semester. If you are in a special session the last day to drop or add coursework and receive a full refund can be found by visiting www.usc.edu/soc. Locate each class and look under the info column for the calendar icon. A date will be listed under "Last day to drop without a mark of 'W' and receive a full refund."

November 2015
Spring 2016 charges and USC scholarships and grants begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the spring 2016 semester.

For more information: USC Payment Plan.

January 1, 2016
Federal and state financial aid and/or loans funds begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the spring 2016 semester.

For more information: Federal Stafford, PLUS Loan and Perkins Loan.

January 6, 2016
Direct deposit of spring 2016 financial aid refunds begins for those whose financial aid exceeds their semester charges. Sign up for direct deposit.

January 8, 2016
Your spring 2016 student billing account must be paid in full to avoid late fees and finance charges. Monitor your account: Log in to OASIS or myUSC and select USCe.pay/Current Billing Balance.

January 11, 2016
First day of spring 2016 semester classes.

January 29 , 2016
Last day to add or drop classes in the general USC semester (001 session) without a grade of "W" for spring 2016 semester. If you are in a special session the last day to drop or add coursework and receive a full refund can be found by visiting www.usc.edu/soc. Locate each class and look under the info column for the calendar icon. A date will be listed under "Last day to drop without a mark of 'W' and receive a full refund."

Continuing Graduate Students
Applying For 2015-2016 Aid

March 2, 2015
Apply for Summer Work-Study.

April 2015
To ensure financial aid for summer enrollment, apply for loans at least 6 weeks before the start of your earliest summer class.

May 14, 2015
Submit the FAFSA application to the federal processor and the online Enrollment and Housing Form to the Financial Aid Office.

June 2015
Apply for your 2015-2016 Direct Stafford Loan and/or Graduate PLUS Loan. For more information, click here.

Online Students
Apply as early as eight (8) weeks before the start of your first class or as soon as possible.

Receiving Your Funds for 2015-2016

July 2015
Fall 2015 charges and USC scholarships and grants begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the fall 2015 semester.

For more information: USC Payment Plan.

August 14, 2015
Federal and state financial aid and/or loans funds begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for fall 2015 semester

For more information: Federal Stafford, PLUS Loan and Perkins Loan.

August 19, 2015
Direct deposit of fall 2015 financial aid refunds begins for those whose financial aid exceeds their semester charges. Sign up for direct deposit.

August 21, 2015
Your fall 2015 student billing account must be paid in full to avoid late fees and finance charges. Monitor your account: Log in to OASIS or myUSC and select USCe.pay/Current Billing Balance.

August 24, 2015
First day of fall 2015 semester classes.

September 11, 2015
Last day to add or drop classes in the general USC semester (001 session) without a grade of "W" for fall 2015 semester. If you are in a special session the last day to drop or add coursework and receive a full refund can be found by visiting www.usc.edu/soc. Locate each class and look under the info column for the calendar icon. A date will be listed under "Last day to drop without a mark of 'W' and receive a full refund."

November 2015
Spring 2016 charges and USC scholarships and grants begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the spring 2016 semester.

For more information: USC Payment Plan.

January 1, 2016
Federal and state financial aid and/or loans funds begin posting to student billing accounts. You must meet all disbursement requirements and be registered for the spring 2016 semester.

For more information: Federal Stafford, PLUS Loan and Perkins Loan.

January 6, 2016
Direct deposit of spring 2016 financial aid refunds begins for those whose financial aid exceeds their semester charges. Sign up for direct deposit.

January 8, 2016
Your spring 2016 student billing account must be paid in full to avoid late fees and finance charges. Monitor your account: Log in to OASIS or myUSC and select USCe.pay/Current Billing Balance.

January 11, 2016
First day of spring 2016 semester classes.

January 29, 2016
Last day to add or drop classes in the general USC semester (001 session) without a grade of "W" for spring 2016 semester. If you are in a special session the last day to drop or add coursework and receive a full refund can be found by visiting www.usc.edu/soc. Locate each class and look under the info column for the calendar icon. A date will be listed under "Last day to drop without a mark of 'W' and receive a full refund."

 

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