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USC Gould Scholarships

Our most exceptional candidates will receive a prestigious Dean's Academic Excellence Award. These awards range in amounts, which may cover up to 50 percent of tuition. We will automatically consider all applicants with complete applications for these awards and no additional documents are required.

No application is necessary, although you are welcome to submit a brief letter regarding your qualifications along with your LSAC application.

Scholarship offers are released via email at the time of admission.

USC Housing Stipends

Students who apply by our priority deadline of March 1 will be automatically considered for our USC housing stipend, which is available in varying amounts and may be used toward your on campus or off campus housing.

As with our Dean's Academic Excellence Award, you do not need to submit a separate application to be eligible. Students may receive both the Dean's Academic Excellence Award and the USC housing stipend.

Outside Scholarships

USC's Office of Academic Honors and Fellowships oversees a number of scholarship, fellowship, and other funding opportunities for graduate students, many of which are open to students in USC Gould's Graduate & International Programs. You may search the Awards and Fellowship Database for opportunities specific to your interests.

Germany and Mexico offer graduate scholarships to students enrolled at USC Gould.

We also encourage you to explore financial aid from additional sources in the U.S. or your home country. In order to assist you, we have set forth a list of outside scholarship resources for your reference. While we do not have further information on these organizations nor do we endorse any, we do encourage students to contact the organizations themselves for more information.

Federal Loans

U.S. citizens and permanent residents who wish to pay for school through loans from the U.S. government must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed as early as October 1 of the year prior to the year in which you intend to enroll, and should be completed as early as possible. USC's school code is 001328.

After you have successfully completed the FAFSA, you will receive an electronic notification from USC Gould's Office Financial Aid with additional information and instructions on the federal loan application process.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please click here.

Private Loans

USC's Office of Financial Aid offers information about private educational loans.