affording USC + midyear questions

<p>Hi all,</p>

<p>Since this is my first post I'll briefly introduce myself too:
I'm am still waiting to hear from USC. I reallly want to get into USC for design and I have siblings in USC already. </p>

<p>I got the letter saying that I did not get the Presidential or Trustee scholarships... I won't be getting much financial support from my family, so if I get in how will I afford the 50K+? Has anyone who isn't rich been able to do so without those scholarships?</p>

<p>Also the letter said that I should my midyears "if I have not already done so". My GPA before my midyear report was 3.851.... but I got two Bs :( and now its down to 3.71 something. Should I wait to submit my midyear report or submit it asap? What would better my chances? Do they have a deadline for submitting midyears?</p>

<p>Thanks,
Fight On!</p>

<p>"I have siblings in USC already."<br>
Is USC already giving your family Financial aid? If so
Your FAMILIES expected contribution WILL NOT CHANGE, as long as your parents income remains the same.
So if your parents are currently paying $20,000 for your siblings to go to USC, that is what you will have to pay when you alone are there. </p>

<p>your parents need to go to the USC financial aid calculator and plug in all the information it ask for. It will give them and you, an accurate estimate of how much going to USC will cost.</p>

<p>correction: sibling (sorry). USC is already giving us Financial Aid, however my sibling had a Presidential scholarship and will also be graduating this year... does this change the circumstances?</p>

<p>are you a NMSF?
Is your brother receiving FA in addition to the Presidential scholarship? If so, they have factored in the scholarship into the financial calculations of how much your family can afford and still found that there was additional "need" . that should not change for you, all else being equal- i.e your families income / assets do not change.</p>

<p>No, sadly I am not.</p>

<h1>Is your brother receiving FA in addition to the Presidential scholarship? If so, they have factored in the scholarship into the financial calculations of how much your family can afford and still found that there was additional "need" . that should not change for you, all else being equal- i.e your families income / assets do not change. </h1>

<p>that means that you would receive grants + loans EQUAL to the amount of your brothers scholarship + FA that he currently receives</p>

<p>Yep. Alright, that's good news! Thank you!</p>