iGrad Online Portal
USC has teamed with iGrad, the country’s leader in financial literacy services. The award-winning iGrad online portal provides individualized money management tools and resources to help you succeed in a world of personal finance in creative ways. The interactive learning experience provides live webinars, expert-moderated forums, short online courses, worksheets, games, and more. Services include money management advice, straightforward budgeting tools, and personalized help on student loans. To access the iGrad portal, you must sign up using your USC NetID. The first time you sign on you will be asked a few questions that will help build your personalized profile. Be sure to check out iGrad’s COVID-19 Hub to get answers, tips, and advice for staying financially well during the pandemic.
USC Scholarships, Fellowships, and Other Funding
Explore the various USC-sponsored opportunities to financially support students in their pursuit of interdisciplinary study, global exchange, civic engagement, and more.
USC Credit Union
The USC Credit Union (USCCU) is dedicated to helping you plan your financial future. USCCU offers free student banking services to currently enrolled students including student checking, savings accounts, home banking, and more. See the Student Banking Services page for more information. To learn more about becoming a member as an international student, see the USCCU’s International Students page.
USC Financial Aid Office
The USC Financial Aid Office is your one-stop for information regarding your financial aid package. The Net Price Calculator will estimate your costs for undergraduate tuition and expenses, as well as your potential eligibility for need-based financial aid based on individual circumstances. Financial Aid and Scholarships is a great resource in looking to supplement your financial aid package by identifying and applying for additional grants and scholarships.
USC’s Online Scholarship System
Several financing options exist to help you pay your USC expenses. We encourage you to take advantage of the financial resources USC has to offer, such as USC’s online scholarship system Scholarship Universe. Financial aid advisors are available by phone, e-mail, or in person. For more information, visit financialaid.usc.edu/contactfao.
USC Personal Finance Clubs & Organizations
Moneythink USC teaches financial literacy and college readiness to local high school students. Their mentors work one-on-one with students to provide them information regarding personal checking and savings accounts, mortgages, investment portfolios, and other crucial finance subjects.
Lemonade Day USC is a student organization focused on developing financial literacy and inspiring young entrepreneurs in the South Central Los Angeles community. Through Lemonade Day, USC students visit local elementary schools and serve as mentors while teaching the youth how to start their very own business: a lemonade stand! They walk the students through simple lessons in finance, accounting, marketing, advertising, and entrepreneurship, all while creating lasting mentorship bonds.
Perch Credit Platform
Perch is a platform created by college students to help build your credit score by using your tuition and housing agreements as forms of creditworthiness. To listen to the podcast, read through the blog, and learn about how it works, visit getperch.app.