USC Announces New Tuition-Free Plan

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USC Announces New Tuition-Free Plan

Postby Aloha Nole » February 22nd, 2020, 6:31 am

I wonder how this will effect scholarship limitations? Because if you are giving free college, isn't that essentially a scholarship?


USC Announces New Tuition-Free Plan

Feb 21, 2020, 10:54am
Zack Friedman Senior Contributor

The University of Southern California (USC) has a new plan to make college tuition-free.

Here’s what you need to know.


USC announced two major changes to its financial aid plan, which will make college more affordable. The changes, which will take effect for undergraduates beginning in Fall 2020, include:

•Families with an annual income of $80,000 or less will attend USC tuition-free; and
•Owning a home will not be counted in the calculation used to determine a student’s financial need.

“We’re opening the door wider to make a USC education possible for talented students from all walks of life,” USC President Carol L. Folt said. “This significant step we are taking today is by no means the end of our affordability journey. We are committed to increasing USC’s population of innovators, leaders and creators regardless of their financial circumstances. Investing in the talent and diversity of our student body is essential to our educational mission.”

USC will also increase undergraduate financial aid by more than $30 million annually, which USC expects will help more than 4,000 students with financial aid assistance. USC says that each year, USC’s undergraduate students receive over $640 million in financial aid for tuition and fees, with almost 60% coming from scholarships and grants. According to USC, approximately two-thirds of USC undergraduate students receive financial aid, and 21% come from low-income families. ... free-plan/
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Re: USC Announces New Tuition-Free Plan

Postby MikeTheTiger » February 22nd, 2020, 11:00 pm

It’s still financial aid, not technically free tuition. The same limitations on other forms of financial aid that exist today would apply here as well. It would still count against the scholarship limit.

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Re: USC Announces New Tuition-Free Plan

Postby Domer » February 25th, 2020, 2:28 pm

It is a step in the right direction.
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Re: USC Announces New Tuition-Free Plan

Postby hammerhead » February 26th, 2020, 6:26 pm

If a new wave of kids come in under this program won't that take away positions for (well-to-do) aspiring athletes like Olivia Jade Gianulli?

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