Financial Resources and Funding

Sections:

Financial Focu$ – Education for the Real World

The USC Credit Union has partnered with EverFi, a leader in financial education, to bring you Financial Focu$— a free financial education tool at your fingertips. From trying to understand credit scores to figuring out how to pay for college, managing your finances can be overwhelming. Having some basic financial knowledge can help make the experience easier. These short interactive learning modules will help you build the foundation you need for long-term financial success. Their mission is to enable the Trojan Family’s financial dreams and core value is to empower families and individuals through financial literacy.

USC Academic Honors and Fellowships Office

USC Academic Honors and Fellowships is committed to educating the USC community about university awards and nationally competitive fellowships, and mentoring motivated students and recent alumni in their pursuit of these opportunities. USC Awards encompass various USC-sponsored opportunities to financially support undergraduate students in their pursuit of interdisciplinary study, global exchange, and civic engagement. In addition to the external scholarships and fellowships, the Awards and Fellowships Database is designed to offer an easy way for interested students and alumni to search available fellowship opportunities.

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 to additional grants and scholarships. iGrad provides money management tips and advising regarding your federal loans, including information about grace periods and repayment plan options.

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 Academicworks. 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.

Hatch Credit Platform

Hatch Credit 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 hatch.credit.