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USC Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$77,459
Costs for University of Southern California
Fee Cost
Tuition$57,256
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$939
Room and Board $15,912
Other Expenses Budget$2,152

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend University of Southern California on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $77,459 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $57,256 for tuition, $15,912 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $939 for other fees. Out of state tuition for University of Southern California is $57,256, the same as California residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Southern California when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$37,521
Net Price by Income University of Southern California
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,668
$30,001 to $48,000$16,252
$48,001 to $75,000$20,050
$75,001 to $110,000$30,858
$110,000+$52,271

The average reported annual net price for University of Southern California for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $37,521 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

Finanical Aid University of Southern California
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $37,217 65%
Pell Grant $4,981 18%
Federal Student Loan $4,815 27%

The average reported annual net price for University of Southern California for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $37,521 in 2018/2019.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Southern California, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $110,164. The loan balance of $110,164 is a four year multiple of the $27,541 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,143 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $110,164
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,143.26
Total Interest Paid $27,027.54
Sum of All Loan Payments $137,191.54

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$309,836
Year All Residents
1 $77,459
2 $80,617
3 $83,903
4 $87,323

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Southern California to be $309,836 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Southern California
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,928 $5,784 $7,712

Estimated cost for a class at University of Southern California based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Southern California versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Southern California Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123961 IPEDS survey data for University of Southern California.