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USC--Financial AID

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jmejia1, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    This was the only school to not give a financial aid presentation. What have u guys heard about thier aid? if they give out half or full tuition scholarships would they make that decision on the letter of acceptance?
     
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  3. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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    Hahaha...USC give you money???

    hahaha....you do know it stands for "University of Spoiled Children" right? :)

    I am fairly positive they ONLY give LOANS!!!!!!

    From all the people I talked to there and about, they said you will only get loans...they don't like to give money away <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
  4. Hero

    Hero Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I think they have merit-based scholarships.
     
  5. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Scooby Doo:
    <strong>Hahaha...USC give you money???

    hahaha....you do know it stands for "University of Spoiled Children" right? :)

    I am fairly positive they ONLY give LOANS!!!!!!

    From all the people I talked to there and about, they said you will only get loans...they don't like to give money away :(</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yea I've heard that Spoiled Children comment, but I would imagine that stands for the undergrad. I'm sure the admissions comittee don't look at how much an applicant's parents make when making decisions.

    As far as USC exclusively giving loans--Well I just find that hard to believe: $34,000 + living expenses = $50,000 worth of loans yearly?! Doesn't make sense.
     
  6. Mr.D

    Mr.D insipidus maximus 7+ Year Member

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    USC (along with other private schools suchs as Gtown, Finch, Albany, BU, etc.) are not known to be very generous when it comes to financial aid. If you look at the average debt of graduates from US News, they hover around $135k. A friend of mine received no loans and is paying ~$50k a year to cover all of his expenses at SC. Another friend of mine calculuated that she'll owe close to $200k after she graduates from Albany. Of course, this varies from student to student. Contact USC and see what kind of aid they'll be willing to offer and/or match with another school.
     
  7. watto

    watto Sleek White Pantsuit 10+ Year Member

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    We must know different USC grads. By and large, USC gave huge grants to a lot of my friends, not loans, and in fact one was offered $2500 but went back and asked for more until he received $16,000. USC doles out an impressive amount every year and makes financial aid a priority.
     
  8. Dodge This

    Dodge This Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm putting a rest to this. I'm MS-1 at USC and most of our class gets NO HELP from the university. I personally have out $52,000 in loans--all federal and alternative. Nothing directly from USC. From the people I've talked to, that is about average. That University of Spoiled Children crap belongs on the University Park Campus where the rich little boys and girls drive their SUVs and sports cars to school when they actually decide to go. Med school is just a little different. Though a few people are benefitting from being the children of USC staff/faculty (50% tuition cut), the majority of us are paying for it ourselves.

    USC does NOT "dole out" money left and right. You have to be special or accomplished to be the benificiary of that. If it was as easy as going to the fincial aid office and just "asking for more," we'd all have free rides.
     

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