Tuition & Financial Aid
Students are charged tuition on a per-unit basis, and the current rate of tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $1,800 per credit. Total tuition costs will vary depending on a student’s program track. Please keep in mind that tuition rates are re-evaluated each year.
Tuition and fees typically increase each year by 3 to 5 percent, which is the average annual tuition increase over the past five years. Please keep in mind that tuition rates are set by the USC Board of Trustees and typically increase each year in the fall term.
Students can expect to spend up to $3,000 for books, supplies, Internet connectivity and expenses related to the credentialing process.
Admitted applicants are required to submit a $250 nonrefundable deposit to confirm their enrollment for the term in which they applied. The deposit will be credited to tuition owed in the first term of enrollment.
USC requires that all students carry comprehensive health insurance, either through USC or an alternate provider. Detailed information on this requirement and on the USC Health Plan for Online Students, including costs, may be found online at the USC Engemann Student Health Center.
The University of Southern California Financial Aid Office will provide you with the details of applying for financial aid, understanding your financial aid award and properly securing all of your loans. Please visit the USC Financial Aid Office (FAO) website for detailed information regarding dates and deadlines.