USC Estimated Cost of Attendance

The USC estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is used to determine
your financial aid eligibility. The Financial Aid Office constructs the
COA by using average direct and indirect costs. The COA includes
average amounts for standard expenses — including tuition, fees,
books, supplies, room, board and other living expenses.

You can use the COA to assist in your financial planning, but keep in
mind that your actual costs may differ. Estimated costs for students
in some majors may be higher due to special laboratory or studio
supply fees, or other additional costs incurred by all students in the
program. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state residents.

Your estimated cost of attendance is available online at My Financial Aid & Documents.

2015-2016 Undergraduate Estimate of Costs

The following are the estimated two-semester costs for a full-time USC undergraduate (taking 12-18 units each semester) living in university housing:

Room and board*
Books and supplies
Personal and miscellaneous
Total (add $350 New Student Fee for your first semester)

*Includes average rent and the standard meal plan for students living in on-campus freshman housing.

Payment Deadlines and Methods

For detailed information, visit the USC Student Financial Services website.

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