USC Marshall Student Emergency Aid Fund

USC Marshall Student Emergency Awards are distributed to students experiencing unforeseen circumstances and emergencies due to COVID-19, which impact their ability to cover everyday living expenses. These awards are open to both international and domestic students and are not intended to cover full-tuition expenses, but rather serve as bridge funding to guarantee students’ continued enrollment at USC until other resources, such as scholarships or loans, become available. Awards amounts vary based upon each student’s unique circumstances, however, a typical award amount is $500 or less. Students are encouraged to provide as much detailed information as possible when explaining the reason for their request.

Marshall is now accepting second requests from those who have previously received an award from the Marshall Student Emergency Fund. Please note, the maximum award for a second request remains $500. Awards will be made until funds are depleted.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in the Marshall School of Business
  • Financial need as demonstrated in the statement below. (Students do not need to have qualified for Federal Financial Aid previously.)

Please be aware:

  • Funding awards are not guaranteed.
  • Awards will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the high volume of requests, students will only be notified if funds become available.
  • Awards are given in the form of a one-time credit to the student's USC account.
  • The Financial Aid Office is notified of all awards. Awards qualify as part of a student's financial aid package. Therefore, an award might reduce other financial aid that you have been awarded, depending on the type of aid received. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions regarding your financial aid package.

Marshall Student Emergency Aid Fund

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Additional emergency financial support related to COVID-19 is available through USC Financial Aid (PDF document).