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Financial Aid

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Financial Aid Entrance Loan Counseling Requirement

Students who are applying for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan and/or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan at USC for the first time must satisfy an entrance loan counseling requirement prior to the first disbursement of their loan. For details, visit

Financial Aid Exit Loan Counseling Requirement

Students must satisfy exit loan counseling requirements when they graduate, withdraw or cease to be enrolled at least half-time if they received the following loan funds for study at USC: Federal Direct Stafford Loan, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Health Professions Student Loan or Loan for Disadvantaged Students. For details, please visit

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement

As you plan your academic courses for spring 2012, keep in mind the number of units you will need to earn each semester in order to maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid. For Satisfactory Academic Progress policy details, refer to the USC Catalogue.