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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Financial Aid

Dental Hygiene Program

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is committed to ensuring that all eligible students have access to the financial aid programs they need to achieve their educational goals. Students applying for the bachelor of science in Dental Hygiene program have several options for financial aid.

Please visit the USC Financial Aid website for detailed information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What additional documents do I need to submit in order to complete my financial aid application?

Financial Aid Summary and Tasks (FAST) on the USC Financial Aid website will guide you through submission of any additional documentation required:

  • New Undergraduate Students (youSC)
  • Continuing Undergraduate Students (myUSC)

I’ve applied for financial aid. What’s my status?

Log on to Financial Aid Summary and Tasks (FAST) on the USC Financial Aid website to learn the latest about your application status:

  • New Undergraduate Students (youSC)
  • Continuing Undergraduate Students (myUSC)

I already have a bachelor’s degree. Will it affect my financial aid eligibility?

In most cases, you will be considered for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan and private financing programs. The combination of these two programs should be sufficient to finance the cost of the dental hygiene program.

This will be my first bachelor’s degree. What type of assistance might I receive?

Watch Financing Your Education for a description of the various types of financial aid, how to apply and how USC determines your financial aid eligibility.

You may also find the USC Net Price Calculator helpful. These are estimates only and not a guarantee of the financial aid you may actually receive. The limited data provided by this calculator does not make it possible for us to replicate the professional review of a completed financial aid application for an admitted student.

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.

Can I count on receiving the same amount of aid every year?

USC makes every attempt to offer the same amount of aid to students every year—assuming that you meet all deadlines and renewal criteria, your family circumstances remain the same, and funding is available.

You must reapply each year for federal, state, and institutional (USC) need-based aid. To renew merit scholarships, you must meet academic criteria. Some awards are non-renewable. Need-based loan eligibility can increase based on your academic class standing.

If my situation changes, may I apply for an adjustment in my financial aid eligibility?

The Financial Aid Office will consider any special circumstances, such as changes in your income or financial resources, or budget increases. You will be asked to submit supporting documentation and appeal to request an adjustment to your financial aid package. You must submit your request during the academic year in which the event occurred.

If you have additional questions about financial aid, contact:
Sergio Estavillo
Director of Financial Aid
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
(213) 740-2841