USC Estimated Cost of Attendance

The USC estimated Cost of Attendance is an average figure used to determine your financial aid eligibility. It includes average amounts for standard expenses- including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board and other living expenses- for two semesters of study.

Keep in mind that your actual costs may differ. Additionally, estimated budgets for students in some majors may be higher because of special laboratory or studio supply fees, or other additional costs incurred by all students in the program. Tuition is charged at the same rate for both in-state and out-of-state residents.

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

2013-2014 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:

Mandatory fees
Room and board*
Books and supplies
Personal and miscellaneous
Total (add $350 USC Orientation 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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