Undergraduate Admitted 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: 2019-2020

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.

2019-2020 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition (12-18 units for two semesters) $57,256
Fees $939
Room and board* $15,916
Books and supplies $1,200
Personal and miscellaneous $1,564
Transportation $584
Total** $77,459

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

**Add $450 New Student Fee for your first semester.

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

Payment Deadlines and Methods

For detailed information, visit the USC Student Financial Services website.