Scholarships & Financial Aid

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USC administers one of the largest undergraduate financial aid programs in the country. In conjunction with the role students’ families play in financing their college education, USC has a long tradition of coordinating school, state and federal funds to fully meet the USC-determined need for undergraduates who satisfy all eligibility requirements and meet all deadlines. Nearly two-thirds of USC undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, including university merit scholarships, departmental scholarships, need-based grants, Federal Work-Study and loans. 

For more information about USC undergraduate financial aid and how to apply, please visit the link below.

USC Financial Aid is your partner in managing your investment in graduate education. Graduate and professional students at USC have a variety of financial aid and financing options available to them. In many cases, these options can cover your cost of attendance.  

In addition to need-based aid such as 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. 

For more information about USC graduate financial aid, including how to apply, please visit the link below.

The Iovine and Young Academy offers several undergraduate and graduate scholarships that are awarded based on a consideration of many factors, including academic ability and promise; extracurricular achievement, including through service to others; and talent. These scholarships are awarded as early as at the time of admission and may require a supplemental application. 

Employer Sponsorship

Applicants to the Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology may also be eligible for assistance from their employer. For additional information, please visit the link below.

IYA Development Prizes Pitch Competition 

Each year, the Academy offers its students the opportunity to compete for one of three $10,000 development prizes. The goal of the awards is to provide early-stage funding for the development of student-driven innovations and ideas. Finalists pitch their ideas to an audience of students, faculty, staff, industry experts and funders. 

Student Opportunity Fund

The Student Opportunity Fund provides Academy majors, undergraduate and graduate, with access to funding for career-focused projects and programs. Funds are awarded by competitive application and cover a broad range of areas of assistance toward individual career and development goals.

Student Materials Fund 

The Materials Fund exists to support Academy majors, undergraduate and graduate, with financial need related to their Academy in-class educational experiences. Current students who have a demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply to receive funding for materials, books, software or other essentials required for Academy coursework. 

Current USC tuition information for prospective undergraduate and graduate students can be found on the main USC website.

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