University of Southern California

USC Benefits

Benefit and time off summary—Full-time faculty

Health care options costs vary based on coverage (single, family, etc.)
  • USC Network Medical Plan PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • United Concordia DHMO
Additional coverage offered
  • Vision Service Plan
  • Cancer expense protection
  • Long term care
  • USC Alternative Coverage—if you already have medical coverage
  • Basic (automatic enrollment)
  • Supplemental/long term
USC Retirement Savings Program
  • USC matches up to 5% of your total compensation, and also makes an additional 5% contribution whether or not you contribute
  • Eligibility and vesting rules apply
Supplemental Retirement Plan No eligibility period to begin making contributions to supplemental plan
Tuition assistance
  • 100% free tuition at USC for you or your children (under age 35) who are formally admitted to a degree program—50% free tuition for spouse or registered domestic partner
  • Your children are eligible to compete for Tuition Exchange scholarships, providing degrees at 600+ schools at greatly reduced cost
Public service loan forgiveness Because you are employed by USC, which is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization, you may qualify for special benefits related to any student loan debt you may be carrying
Other financial helps
Life and AD&D insurance
  • Basic coverage provided equal to your annual compensation up to $50,000
  • Basic plans include travel assistance, legacy planning services, beneficiary financial counseling
Supplemental life insurance You can purchase additional term life insurance up to 5 times your total compensation up to $2.5 million
Legal services Hyatt Legal prepaid attorney referrals and services
Flexible spending accounts Medical and dependent care accounts available
Paid time off
Vacation leave Faculty on a 12-month contract accrue up to 20 paid vacation days annually, with a maximum of 35 days
Holidays USC recognizes 9 holidays per year
  • USC provides leave for bereavement, jury duty and voting
  • 10-week parental leave available for primary caregiver of newborn or newly-adopted child (unpaid parental leave available for up to a year)