Support Funds



Support Funds

Information on how to help our students, staff and the USC community

USC Student Basic Needs Fund

USC Student Basic Needs Fund

Help students with expenses related to housing, food security, job loss and other hardships caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Request Support

Contact the Student Basic Needs Department at basicneeds@usc.edu. The department is a university-led resource for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students that addresses food, housing and financial insecurity throughout the year. 

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Federal Assistance for Students

The COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund provides financial aid grants to students. Congress appropriated Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA or HEERF II), and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA or HEERF III).

USC has fully expended all emergency funds under HEERF. HEERF quarterly fund reports can be found here.

USC Employee Support Fund

Join USC in Helping Our Employees

The USC Employee Support Fund was created to support employees, and has been expanded to include recent employees whose job status at USC has been impacted by the pandemic, with an immediate need for financial assistance due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Request Support

All current employees, as well as recent employees whose job status at USC has been impacted by the pandemic, are eligible if they have immediate financial needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Interested employees can visit the Campus Support & Intervention website to apply. The Office of Human Resources, in partnership with Campus Support & Intervention, is administering this program.