Financial Aid & Scholarships

Need-Based Financial Aid

USC recognizes that many students and their families need assistance in meeting the costs of an outstanding private school education. The USC Financial Aid Office strives to meet each undergraduate student’s full determined need. Domestic applicants should submit all required financial aid documents in early February, well before receiving an admission decision.

Visit the USC Financial Aid website for more information.

University Scholarships

First-year applicants and transfer applicants will automatically be considered for USC Merit Scholarships administered through the Office of Admission. For first-year applicants, this includes the full-tuition Trustee Scholarship, the half-tuition Presidential Scholarship and the quarter-tuition Deans Scholarship. Recipients of these scholarships have achieved at a high level academically, in addition to receiving the recommendation of the faculty.

We encourage all applicants to apply for university scholarships administered by organizations outside the Office of Admission. These generally require a separate application, have varying deadlines and eligibility requirements and may require an interview.

Visit the USC Scholarships website for more information or browse the List of Scholarships.

USC Kaufman Scholarships

USC Kaufman awards dance scholarships to students with outstanding talent in dance. Scholarships are competitive. Scholarship amounts are determined on an individual basis. While merit-based, dance scholarships work in conjunction with a student’s financial aid package to maximize total grant and scholarship money.

Outside Scholarships

We encourage you to explore outside scholarship opportunities. Browse free online search engines, talk to your high school’s scholarship coordinator or reach out to foundations that support dance through student scholarships. Please note that outside scholarships may change the composition of your financial aid package.