USC Tuition Fee Statistics

This report explores the cost of private higher education at the University of South California (USC) and how tuition costs vary across undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. Although tuition can be highly priced, financial help can be provided to help USC students reduce or remove fees.

  • As of 2022/23, tuition fees for USC undergraduates and graduates are $63,468 per year for standard full-time courses.
  • This amounts to a minimum estimated $253,872 in tuition fees along for a 4-year undergraduate degree.
  • It is estimated that a 2-year graduate degree would cost $126,936 at minimum.
  • Both undergraduate and graduate course tuition fees have increased by 14.73% over a 5-year period.
  • Tuition fees for undergraduate and graduate levels show a CAGR of 3.49%.
  • In general, tuition fees for professional courses at USC range from $62,418 to $108,324
  • Professional course tuition fees have increased by a maximum of 14.73% over a 5-year period.
  • USC charges the same rate of tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Domestic first-year students can attend USC without paying for tuition if they have an annual family income of $80,000 or less.

USC fees for undergraduates (standard full-time courses)

  • As of 2022/23, tuition fees for USC undergraduates are $63,468 per year.
  • USC undergraduate tuition fees have increased by 14.73% over the given 5-year period.
  • Health fees total $2,273 annually as of 2022/23.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$55,320$57,256$59,260$60,446$63,468+ 14.73%
Health fees$2,041$2,118$2,116$2,116$2,273+ 11.37%
(Figures are annual estimates. Excludes supplemental fees)

USC fees for graduates (standard full-time courses)

  • As of 2022/23, tuition fees for USC graduates are $63,468 per year.
  • USC graduate tuition fees have increased by 14.73% over the given 5-year period.
  • Health fees total $2,273 annually as of 2022/23.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$55,320$57,256$59,260$60,446$63,468+ 14.73%
Health fees$2,041$2,118$2,116$2,116$2,273+ 11.37%
(Figures are annual estimates. Excludes supplemental fees)

A graph is given below to show standard tuition fees for USC undergraduates and graduates by year:

USC fees for professionals (standard full-time courses)

Dentistry

  • As of 2022/23, tuition fees for USC dentistry students are $108,324 per year.
  • USC dentistry tuition fees have increased by 14.73% over the given 5-year period.
  • Tuition fees for dentistry show a CAGR of 3.49%.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$94,419$97,725$101,145$103,167$108,324+ 14.73%
(Figures are annual estimates. Excludes supplemental fees)

Law

  • As of 2022/23, tuition fees for USC law students are $72,798 per year.
  • USC law tuition fees have increased by 13.63% over the given 5-year period.
  • Tuition fees for law show a CAGR of 3.25%.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$64,064$66,306$68,628$69,998$72,798+ 13.63%
(Figures are annual estimates. Excludes supplemental fees)

Medicine

  • As of 2022/23, tuition fees for USC medicine students are $69,160 per year.
  • USC medicine tuition fees have increased by 9.84% over the given 5-year period.
  • Tuition fees for medicine show a CAGR of 2.37%.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$62,964$64,538$66,150$67,472$69,160+ 9.84%
(Figures are annual estimates. Excludes supplemental fees)

Pharmacy

  • As of 2022/23, tuition fees for USC pharmacy students are $62,418 per year.
  • USC pharmacy tuition fees have increased by 9.80% over the given 5-year period.
  • Tuition fees for pharmacy show a CAGR of 2.37%.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$56,846$58,836$60,896$60,896$62,418+ 9.80%
(Figures are annual estimates. Excludes supplemental fees)

A graph is given below to compare tuition fees for USC students studying professional courses by field per academic year:

USC financial aid

  • USC students have received over $814 million in financial aid from all sources during the 2022/23 academic year.
  • USC Merit Scholarships were awarded to more than 20% of the fall 2022 first-year class.
  • Grants and scholarships combined made up almost 75% of financial aid.
  • Domestic first-year students with an annual family income of $80,000 or less are able to attend USC without paying for tuition.
  • At undergraduate level, almost 2/3 of USC students receive some form of financial aid.
  • This can include merit scholarships, need-based grants, federal work-study and also loans.

USC tuition fees FAQ

How much is USC tuition in-state?

  • USC charges the same rate of tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students.
  • This allows students studying in their state or outside of their state of residence to pay the same rates of tuition.

Does USC give scholarships?

  • USC offers a number of notable scholarship programs.
  • The value of these can range from a few thousand dollars to the entire cost of tuition. 
  • Scholarships are given out for academic achievement, leadership, service and the overall ability of the student.
  • Departments may also advertise scholarship opportunities independently.

When is USC tuition due?

  • For a USC student to avoid late fees as of the 2022/23 academic year, they must have registered and paid/deferred tuition + fees by the following dates:
    • 2022 Fall term: August 19.
    • 2023 Spring term: January 6
  • These dates may change year-to-year, so students will need to stay informed on any changes to deadlines.