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 19, 2021 – Complete FAFSA

Complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

How to complete the FAFSA

  • USC’s Federal School Code is 001328.
  • Complete all student sections.
  • For those who were awarded 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.

February 19, 2021 – 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 You can find the form in the document library.

March 19, 2021 – Submit Federal Tax Returns

If you received the Pharmacy Health Profession Student Loan in the previous year, you must submit a copy of your (and your spouse’s, if applicable) and your parents’ 2019 1040 Federal Tax Returns including W2s.

To submit your documents, log in to Financial Aid Summary and Tasks (FAST)  at

If additional information is requested from you, please 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.