Exceptional Funding

Merit scholarships cover a set percentage of flat-rate tuition up to 18 units for the Fall and Spring semesters. The purpose of Exceptional Funding is to support academic pursuits in addition to this academic course load within the eight semesters (ten for Architecture) of scholarship eligibility.

Exceptional Funding is available to Mork, Presidential, Stamps, and Trustee Scholars to use towards USC tuition.

  • Mork. Stamps & Trustee Scholars: Maximum amount of 8 units may be funded
  • Presidential Scholars: Maximum amount of 8 half-tuition units may be funded

Examples of appropriate reasons to apply for exceptional funding:

  • Additional courses are required to complete a major, minor or GE that cause enrollment in more than 18 units during the Fall or Spring semesters
  • Summer study abroad where USC tuition is charged and USC credit is earned
  • Summer classes at USC required to complete a major, minor or GE

You must apply for exceptional funding; it is not automatically granted and does not renew each year. You must complete at least one semester at USC in order to be eligible for the award. Read more on Exceptional Funding Policies

Exceptional Funding Deadlines

Spring 2017

Application Live: Monday, October 31, 2016
Priority Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Final Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017

Summer 2017

Application Live: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Priority Deadline: Wednesday, March 29 , 2017
Final Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2017