Financial Aid Resources
The USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has financial support opportunities for all programs, as well as information on other sources of support which exist outside the Division of which we are aware. Please see our Division’s Financial Resource Brochure for more information.
Bachelor of Science Financial Aid (BS)
USC Chan Division Merit-Based Support
The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy offers a number of scholarships each year for continuing USC Occupational Therapy undergraduate students. Current USC freshman, sophomores, and juniors with a declared Occupational Therapy major may apply for these scholarships, which are awarded for the following academic year. Incoming students are not eligible for these scholarships, but may apply for them in subsequent years. These scholarships are one-year awards for an amount up to $3000 per award. Students who maintain a 3.75 GPA during their undergraduate coursework are eligible to apply for these awards by May 15 of the spring semester on an annual basis. These are awarded on the basis of academic achievement. For more information, please contact our admissions team.
Occupational Therapy Student Research Fund (OTSRF)
The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy offers a number of scholarships each year for USC Occupational Therapy undergraduate students interested in participating in various research projects both within and outside of our division. Any undergraduate freshman, sophomore, or junior with a declared occupational therapy major who has maintained a 3.5 GPA may apply for a research stipend of up to $2,000 to support time dedicated towards a faculty-based research project of their choosing. This stipend may be used to pay for travel, equipment, living expenses, fees, or other costs related to the research effort. Students eligible for this award can apply by April 1 of the spring semester on an annual basis. These are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and interest in research. For more information, please contact our admissions team.
USC undergraduate students are also eligible to apply for the Tony Pompelio Memorial Scholarship. Contact Liz Carley, Director of Admissions, for application information. Other Undergraduate Financial Aid: USC Undergraduate Financial Aid.
Graduate Student Financial Aid (MA and OTD)
Division Merit-Based Support
The Division provides teaching assistantships to selected students, which cover 8 units of tuition, student health insurance, and a monthly stipend of $800 or more. Tuition Scholarships are also awarded. These are awarded on the basis of academic achievement. For more information, or to request a packet of information prepared by the Division which describes a wide variety of financial resources within and outside of USC, and includes an application for Division awards, please contact Liz Carley, Director of Admissions. Other Graduate Financial Aid: USC Graduate Financial Aid.
Yellow Ribbon Program of the VA Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Division is proud to participate in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program was established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 to financially support eligible military veterans’ higher education. Learn more at the USC Veterans Certification Office.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Occupational Science
Currently, students selected for admission to the PhD program are awarded fellowships or assistantships which cover full tuition, an annual stipend of $28,000, and student health and dental benefits. Total support is estimated to be about $60,000 per year.