University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Financial Aid Resources

The 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 undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the Tony Pompelio Memorial Scholarship. Contact Liz Carley, Director of Admissions, at (323) 442-2822 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 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 Divisional awards, please contact Liz Carley, Director of Admissions, at (866) 385-4250 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). 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 Office of Veterans Affairs.

Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Science (Ph.D.)

Currently, students selected for admission to the Ph.D. 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.


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USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
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Phone: (323) 442-2850 · Toll free: (866) 385-4250
Fax: (323) 442-1540
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The USC entry-level master's degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE). ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.®, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-6611 x2914,

Professional program graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.®



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