USC supports our veterans and military community financially - largely through our commitment to awarding an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon scholarships with an unlimited amount of money each year to eligible students on the undergraduate level. Through Yellow Ribbon funding, undergraduate student veterans, who enter USC with remaining GI Bill eligibility, can graduate from USC debt-free. The Yellow Ribbon program supplements the GI Bill at private institutions. On the graduate level, awards for Yellow Ribbon vary. Please look through the eligible graduate programs and award amounts. A reminder that the graduate award amount from USC is matched by the VA each year.
Even if you are planning to use your VA Education Benefits (you can see your eligibility through the VA’s eBenefits site), please also apply for Financial Aid at USC by submitting your FAFSA and CSS Profile each year before March 2. After viewing your USC Financial Aid package, you will then able to choose if you’d like to use your GI Bill or other VA Chapter Benefits.
Please use the VA’s GI Bill Comparison Tool to see how USC’s Yellow Ribbon commitment compares to other schools. You can enter your level (undergraduate, graduate), your GI Bill percentage (Yellow Ribbon applies at the 100% level), and see what your net cost will be each year at USC.
This is just an overview of how VA Benefits and Financial Aid can work at USC. Read the entire Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and VA Benefits section first.
Explore a sample of available USC, ROTC, and External scholarship opportunities.