Undergraduate Continuing Students

How Much Will My Education Cost?

While we expect each student's family to play a leading role in financing a college education, we have a long tradition of fully meeting the USC-determined financial need for undergraduate students who satisfy all federal, state and university eligibility requirements and meet all published deadlines.

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.

To estimate your own cost of attendance, and your potential eligibility for certain types of financial aid, please visit our Net Price Calculator. To determine your costs for the upcoming academic year, please log in to your Financial Aid Summary and Tasks (FAST) page to download the Planning Worksheet.

2016-2017 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:

Tuition $51,442
Fees $841
Room and board* $14,348
Books and supplies $1,200
Personal and miscellaneous $1,300
Transportation $580
Total** $69,711

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

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:

Tuition $49,464
Fees $813
Room and board* $13,855
Books and supplies $1,500
Personal and miscellaneous $1,000
Transportation $580
Total** $67,212

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