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Does USC stack grants and scholarships?

jdan123jdan123 28 replies17 threads Junior Member
So, I read on the USC Financial Aid website that they like to keep all need-based aid the same, and any additional scholarships (like the Dean's Scholarship, for example) would just stack on top of the grants/loans. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I don't recall most schools having this policy
edited June 2013
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  • alamemomalamemom 6282 replies107 threads Senior Member
    Maybe you could quote and link the passage to which you are referring? I have not seen mention on the USC financial aid website that they "like to keep all need-based aid the same" nor would I understand what was meant by such a statement. Keep it the same as what?

    The policy is unofficially explained here:

    From page #1 post #1 of http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-southern-california/839970-faq-usc-financial-aid.html :
    alamemom wrote:
    - I was awarded a USC scholarship! That plus my financial aid means I get a full ride, right?

    Unfortunately, not in most cases. USC scholarships are considered resources in financial aid calculations. If, for example, a student has a USC-determined need of $40,000 and is awarded a Presidential scholarship of approximately $20,000. The scholarship is a resource and reduces the USC-determined need to $20,000. Aid will be awarded on the reduced amount.
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  • jdan123jdan123 28 replies17 threads Junior Member
    Ope. Nvm then. I reread it and I misunderstood it. Sorry!
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