Applying for Financial Aid: Entering Students

Applying for Financial Aid: Entering Students

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you should apply for financial aid even though you have not yet received an admission notification.

Complete FAFSA

Complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

How to complete the FAFSA

  • USCs Federal School Code is 001328.
  • Complete all student sections.
  • For those who wish to apply for the Pharmacy Health Profession Student Loan (HPSL) please complete both the student and parent information sections on the FAFSA.
  • When completing your FAFSA you can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to complete the income section on your FAFSA.

Complete the Financial Aid Supplement

Complete the Financial Aid Supplement. To complete the form please log in to Financial Aid Summary and Tasks (FAST) at https://you.usc.edu/login/ (please wait until you receive an email on how to login).

Submit Federal Tax Returns

If you wish to be considered for the Pharmacy Health Profession Student Loan and did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) you must submit a copy of your (and your spouse’s, if applicable) and your parents’ 2016 1040 Federal Tax Returns including W2s.

To submit your documents log in to Financial Aid Summary and Tasks (FAST) at https://you.usc.edu/login/.

If additional information is requested from you, respond within 30 days.

After you have been admitted and met all eligibility requirements, you will receive notification of your financial-aid eligibility.

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.