Educational Investment

USC is among the leading private universities in its support for students receiving financial aid.

Student Aid Chart

Lower Than Average Student Debt

Because of the university’s commitment to affordability, students leave USC with lower-than-average student debt. USC students accumulate about $24,000 in debt during their tenure at USC as compared to the national average of nearly $33,000 for private colleges and about $29,000 for all universities. In addition, borrowing by USC students has decreased over the last few years, although that decision is left to individual families.

Student Debt chart