Applying for Financial Aid: Continuing Students

Complete these steps to apply for the Federal Stafford Loan, Graduate Plus Loan, Pharmacy Health Profession Student Loan and Loans for Disadvantaged Students. Continuing students must meet all deadlines and eligibility requirements to be considered for need based financial aid.

To continue receiving financial aid at the USC School of Pharmacy, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress and not be in default on prior loans.

February 15, 2016 – Complete FAFSA

Complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2016 at www.fafsa.ed.gov .

How to complete the FAFSA

  • USC’s Federal School Code is 001328.
  • Complete all student sections.
  • If you have not completed your 1040 federal tax return, use your best estimate of your 2015 income.
  • For students who wish to apply for the Pharmacy Health Profession Student Loan and Loans for Disadvantaged Students, you must complete the Parent Income and Asset information sections.
  • If your parents will file, but have not filed their 1040 federal tax returns, use the best estimate of their 2015 income.

February 15, 2016 – Complete the Enrollment and Housing Form

Complete the Enrollment and Housing Form. To complete the form please log in to Financial Aid Summary and Tasks (FAST) at https://my.usc.edu/portal/guest.php .

April 15, 2016 – Submit Federal Tax Returns

If you wish to be considered for the Pharmacy Health Profession Student Loan and/or Loans for Disadvantaged Students, you must submit a copy of your (and your spouse’s, if applicable) and your parents’ 2015 1040 Federal Tax Returns including W2s.

To submit your documents log in to Financial Aid Summary and Tasks (FAST) at https://my.usc.edu/portal/guest.php .

If additional information is requested from you, respond within 10 days.

Important Note: Documents submitted to USC School of Pharmacy, Financial Aid Office become the property of the school and cannot be returned to the student and/or parent or duplicated for any purpose.