Housing Deposit $800?

<p>To accept our housing, we have to pay this $800 deposit. I was just wondering why it can't be deducted from our financial aid. Can we get that $800 back when we have a positive USC account? </p>

<p>Also, if we got the suites, can I request to appeal for a higher cost of living, so that I can apply my outside scholarships to housing and not get the subsidized loans from getting deducted?</p>