SCHOLARSHIP & PAYMENT INFORMATION

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Fee Information:

Application fee: $45. The application fee is required before your application is considered complete. 
Pay online at our secure portal or mail in a check. You can pay using the information below or wait until we send you an email confirming receipt of your application that also includes a secure payment link and mail instructions.
Attendance Fee: $5,750 to be paid in one or two installments after student is admitted 
 Please note: SHINE also offers application fee waivers for students. SHINE can waive the application fee for students who apply on time, are income eligible and send us an email with proof by 2/28/2023.
Questions about application fee waivers can be sent to K12STEM1@usc.edu. 

SHINE Scholarship Information:

The mission of the USC Viterbi's K-12 STEM Center is to help provide STEM experiences to students, teachers, and schools that are disproportionately underrepresented in STEM; we also support inclusion and diversity within each SHINE cohort. 
SHINE has a limited number of scholarships for students who demonstrate both income eligibility and academic merit.
✓  There is a section on the application to request a scholarship and also to upload documentation demonstrating applicant meets income eligibility (e.g., evidence of federally funded meal assistance, etc.)
Income eligibility is established by submitted documentation of Title 1 status for public school students or a principal's signed letter of financial need for private school students; other documentation of financial need can be considered on a case by case basis. 
Please note: Final acceptance of all students, regardless of scholarship status, depends upon the professor, as the professor is responsible for the safety and management of the research group under federal funding requirements. 
Questions about scholarships can be sent to K12STEM1@usc.edu.  


SHINE Application Fee: $45

Application fee waivers available for students who apply on time, are income eligible and send us an email with proof by 2/24/2023. Please email k12stem1@usc.edu

The application fee is required before your application is considered complete. We will email families once the application is complete and include a link to pay the fee on our secure portal; alternatively, see the button to the right to mail a check in to our office. 

Application Fee Due: 

February 24, 2023

SHINE Program Fee: $5,750

Once a non-scholarship student accepts the offer from a professor to join SHINE, the family will need to submit the non-refundable payments:
  • By date specified in offer letter: $1,200 deposit

  • By later date specified in offer letter: $4,550 

      Or

  • Pay the full amount when you accept your offer letter: $5,750 

Program Fee Due: 

Upon your acceptance of your SHINE offer, your deposit is due. Your remaining balance is due upon the date specified in your offer letter.
Can be paid in one, two, or three installments after student is admitted by the dates specified in the offer letter (scholarships are available based on combination of eligibility and merit)


Published on March 20th, 2017

Last updated on November 17th, 2022