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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

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The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is committed to helping graduate students identify the resources they need to obtain a dental education. The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry considers the financing of a student’s education to be a commitment involving the student, his or her family (including parents and/or spouse), and the school. Financial aid at USC is awarded on the basis of determined financial need and the availability of funds. Aid may be in the form of a scholarship or grant, loans, and/or student employment.

For accepted PhD students, tuition, health and dental benefits are fully covered by either the university or the Ostrow School of Dentistry in addition to a stipend or living allowance. The stipend is based on the acceptable cost of living in Los Angeles and may vary from year to year as dictated by the University.  In some cases, through various internal scholarships, fellowships or government sponsored allowances, this stipend may be above the university minimum.

For MS students, there is currently no default mechanism to cover program costs.  Applicants are required to show proof that they can assume financial responsibility of all costs associated with the program.

To help in your planning, you may wish to review USC’s Financial Aid for Graduates and Professionals website or contact Sergio Estavillo in the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Office of Financial Aid at (213) 740-2841 or