USC University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Financial Aid

Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists

USC is committed to ensuring that all eligible students have access to the financial aid programs they need to achieve their educational goals.

If you are an international student:

Although financial aid is limited for international students, you may be considered for private financing programs. More information is available on the USC Financial Aid for International Students website.

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident:

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Some helpful information for completing FAFSA:

  • Be sure to note the most current deadlines for submission.
  • Use your best estimate of your income for the previous calendar year.
  • USC’s Federal School Code is 001328.
  • If you wish to be considered for the Health Professions Student Loan Program (HPSL), complete the parental section of FAFSA.

New repayment options for federal student loans have made financial aid repayment easier. Income-Based Repayment, unlike traditional payment plans, takes your income and family size into account when your payment amount is calculated. This helps ensure repayment amounts will be reasonable, no matter what life after graduation may bring. Income-Based Repayment is available for new and existing federal student loans.

How can I apply for scholarships?

Ostrow has a scholarship database where you can apply for more than $2million in awards. Fill out an application at then select the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry application.

If you have questions contact the Ostrow Office of Financial Aid at or 213-740-2861.