USC University of Southern California Schedule of Classes

Subject to Change Without Notice

Tuition (Semester)

Regular Session 001
Undergraduate Students
12-18 units $17,606.00
Unit basis 1,185.00

Graduate Students
15-18 units 17,606.00
Unit basis 1,185.00

Business M.B.A. (full-time), M.B.A. PM,
M.S., Business Administration and
Ph.D. Sessions 033 and 036
Unit basis 1,217.00
Graduate Cinema-Television Session 037
Unit basis (no flat fee) 1,261.00
Advanced Dentistry (per trimester) 20,774.00
Dentistry (per trimester) Session 006 20,651.00
Dental Hygiene (per trimester) Session 007 16,470.00
Special Dental International Students
(per trimester) Session 008 20,651.00
Graduate Engineering (500 level and above)
Unit basis 1,263.00
Law Session 002
Flat fee basis (13-17 units) 20,559.00
Unit basis 1,588.00
Medicine Session 003
Flat fee basis 21,341.00
Master of Physician Assistant Practice
Flat fee basis 17,606.00
Pharmacy Session 004, 005
Flat fee basis (15-18 units) 18,086.00
Unit basis 1,206.00
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Full year for year 1 and 2 students 44,480.00
Partial year for year 3 students 26,874.00
Master of Real Estate Development Session 038
Flat fee basis (16-18 units) 21,039.00
Unit basis 1,315.00

For rates on other sessions not published here, please contact the academic department offering the course(s).


Mandatory Fees
Application Fee, undergraduate (not refundable) 65.00
Application Fee, graduate (not refundable) 85.00
Commitment Deposit (not refundable but applicable to tuition) 300.00
Orientation Fee
Undergraduate, Domestic/International 144.00
Graduate, Domestic 29.00
Graduate, International 144.00
Student Health Service Fee
(for students with load of 6 units or more)
per semester 220.00
Summer session, $15 per week, 12-week maximum 180.00
Student Programming Fee, per semester
(for students with load of 6 units or more)
Undergraduate 55.50
Graduate 31.00
Student Services Fee, per semester
Undergraduate 15.00
Graduate 10.00
Norman H. Topping Student Aid Fund, per semester, all students 8.00

Student Health Insurance

Fall 321.00
Yearly dental insurance (purchased in fall only) 143.00

Note: If you are enrolled in one or more sessions held at the Health Sciences campus and one or more sessions held at the University Park campus, you may be charged the health service and insurance fee for both campuses. You are required to pay only one health service and one insurance fee. Please contact the Health Center on either campus to have your bill adjusted.

Special Fees
Parking Fees, per semester
Gold (On campus, PS1 and PS2) 382.50
Gold Carpool (two or more persons) 279.00
Cardinal Carpool HSC (two or more persons) 216.00
Cardinal (HSC Lot 71 and SSP) 279.00
Parking Center 225.00
North Off-Campus USC Resident 225.00
Daily (first-come, first-served basis)
Gold Areas (including Lot 1) 8.00
Parking Center (until 2 p.m.) 5.00
Motorcycle 112.50
Evening (5 p.m. to 7 a.m. only, Monday-Sunday) 180.00
Deferment Service Charge
Thirty days deferments are granted for up to $2,000 of the tuition balance. There is a non-refundable service charge of five percent of the deferred amount, due at the time t he deferment is granted, in addition to the remaining billing balance.
Enrollment Verification Fee 5.00
Petition Processing Fee for Registration Exceptions 100.00
Identification Card Replacement Fee 18.00
Required of all students. For use throughout enrollment at USC when accompanied by a current semester Registration Confirmation showing payment of tuition. The fee will be assessed for each replacement, or loss of Identification Card prior to claiming photo.
Laboratory Fees 5.00-500.00
For certain laboratory courses in architecture, biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, fine arts, geological sciences, physical education and physics. These fees are variable, and students should consult the current Schedule of Classes for amount of individual fees.
Dissertation Fee 110.00
For ProQuest/UMI, USC Libraries and Graduate School processing of doctoral dissertation and publishing abstract
Thesis Fee 100.00
For ProQuest/UMI, USC Libraries and Graduate School processing of master's thesis and publishing abstract
Application for re-entry no charge
Special Subject Examination
one-half per unit rate regardless of units per course 592.50
Academic Record Summary 5.00
Official 8.00

Housing and Dining

Housing and meal plan charges will appear on your monthly billing statement. All housing assessments must be paid at the time of billing or they will be considered past due and may be subject to finance charges/late fees.

Tuition Refund Insurance

Elective insurance is available that provides full coverage for tuition and mandatory fees (excluding health insurance) for you if you suffer a serious illness or accident that makes it necessary for you to leave the university before the semester is completed. You must accept or decline the insurance at the time you register. If you accept the insurance, a charge equal to approximately .40 of 1 percent of your tuition and mandatory fees will be added to your student account.

If you wish to change your choice after you have registered, contact the Cashier’s Office or the Office of Academic Records and Registrar for assistance. There is a deadline for changing your selection – see Important Dates and Information.

The Tuition Refund Plan is offered through a private insurance carrier, Dewars, Inc. Further information and applications brochures are available from the Cashier’s Office and Registration and Records. Information is also available online at

Late Fees

To avoid late fees, you must register and have your tuition, fees, housing, dining, and all other charges paid or deferred by the settlement deadline. If you fail to register and settle your account, you will be assessed late fees each week in accordance with the following schedule:

Jan. 12-18 $100.00
Jan. 19-25 $100.00
Jan. 26-Feb. 1 $100.00

Registration is not permitted after the third week of classes. The university currently assesses a monthly finance charge on all past due balances. The current annual rate is 12 percent, subject to change.

Non-receipt of a bill does not relieve you of this settlement deadline. Using the Web Registration auto scheduler feature but failing to register for any courses before the tuition and fees payment deadline is not a valid reason to request a waiver of the late registration fee.

Students whose checks are returned unpaid by the bank or whose credit card authorizations are declined by the bank will be subject to the late fees described above until their accounts are paid in full. See Billing Information.

Change of Program/Petition Actions

If your change of program or a petition action results in additional charges, they must be paid or deferred in full by 5 p.m., PST, on Friday during the week in which the change took place. If any portion remains unpaid, late fees will be assessed according to the above late fee schedule. Students who petition to have their classes reinstated must pay all tuition and fees in advance.

If you have an outstanding deferment and a change of program results in a reduction of tuition or fees, your deferment will be reduced by the amount that the reduction exceeds your billing balance. If you subsequently have a change of program that results in additional charges, you must contact the department that originally provided the deferment or pay the new billing balance in full by the end of the week in which the additional charges were added to avoid late fees.

Finance Charges

Finance charges are assessed on all past due balances. The current annual rate is 12 percent, subject to change.

Returned Checks

A “returned check charge” of $25 is assessed for a check or electronic fund transfer returned by the bank for any reason. Under California Civil Code #1719, a returned check may create a liability of treble (three times) the amount owed, but not less than $100. Any returned items will void outstanding deferments, making all balances due in full immediately. The university may, at its option, cancel enrollment of any student whose check is returned unpaid by the bank. If the university does not exercise this option, the student will be responsible for all tuition and fees incurred. Students and parents should be aware that non-local checks may be held by the bank for the maximum time allowed by law. Please allow ample time for non-local funds to be made available by the date payment is due.

Tax Credits

USC is required to provide students and the I.R.S. with form 1098-T each year. This form reports general information about enrollment status, qualified charges and financial aid posted to a student’s account during the calendar year just ended. In addition to the 1098-T, USC provides students with a supplemental form that includes a breakdown of all financial transactions by category. The 1098-T assists students and families to determine their eligibility for the Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning tax credits. Additional information is available at under “Tax Credits” and in I.R.S. publication 970.

Billing Information

You should check your account on any time you make a change to your enrollment. In addition, we email monthly billing statements to all students who have outstanding balances or have activity on their student accounts during the month to their USC email addresses. USC will discontinue mailing printed monthly billing statements to students effective spring 2008. The final printed statement will be mailed in early Dec. 2007. After that mailing, students must use to review their monthly statements. For more information, please visit

Although we accept payments from third parties, you are ultimately responsible for settling all debts to the university by the appropriate deadlines. Non-receipt of a bill does not relieve you of this obligation. If you need a statement showing your tuition and fees, you may request a Registration Confirmation or use to print an online statement.

If any private parties (including family members) are assisting you in paying for your expenses and require a monthly billing statement showing tuition and fees before they will issue payment, it is your responsibility to register early enough to accommodate them. We recommend that you register a minimum of 40 days prior to the settlement deadline.

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, we will not disclose any specific information about your student account to a third party (including family members) without your permission. You may file a waiver permitting USC to disclose information to specific individuals.

The waiver form is available online at You may grant family members access to your educational records (including financial records) by creating guest user accounts on OASIS. You may also grant third parties access to only your financial records by creating guest user accounts on For more information, visit and select the “Guests” link.

Obligation for Payment

Request for registration constitutes a legal financial obligation to which you will be held liable if you do not follow the proper procedure to change or cancel your registration through the Office of Academic Records and Registrar. You must receive confirmation that your requested change has been made through email from the Registration Department, OASIS or the Registration Confirmation form.

By registering, you agree to be held responsible for all tuition and fees, including, but not limited to, payments denied by the California Student Aid Commission, student loan lenders, agencies of the United States government, and agencies of foreign governments. By registering, you also agree to accept electronic billing via as your sole method of notification of tuition and fees owed.

Tuition and fees for all students, including those whose tuition has been deferred, become an obligation in accordance with the provisions of the Withdrawal Refund Policy as follows. Tuition and fees are due, in full, by the settlement deadline. Failure to make payments of any indebtedness to the university when due, including but not limited to tuition, deferred tuition, housing, student loans, lab fees and USCard, is considered sufficient cause, until the debt is settled with the university to (1) bar the student from classes and examinations; (2) withhold diploma, scholastic certificate or transcripts; (3) bar the student from university housing; (4) suspend all university services and privileges; (5) suspend the student; (6) assign the student to a collection agency (students who have been assigned to an outside collection agency may be required to pay in advance for all future registrations and services); and (7) report the student to a credit bureau. This policy will be equally enforced against debts discharged through bankruptcy.

Permission to cancel enrollment does not constitute, nor shall it be construed as, a waiver by the university of a student’s financial obligation. You are still responsible for all outstanding debts and contracts with the university. Furthermore, a student must not have any delinquent financial obligations to USC at the time classes begin or his or her registration may be revoked.

Withdrawal/Tuition Refund Policy

Tuition and fees are refundable only by processing a cancellation of enrollment or change of program application through the Office of Academic Records and Registrar and are entirely at the option of the university. Informing your academic department or your instructor does not constitute withdrawal from the course. All withdrawals must be processed by Web Registration or through the Registration Department.

You will be held financially liable for all classes that appear on the OASIS Registered Course List, Web Registration Current Course List or the Registration Confirmation form. It is your responsibility to officially withdraw from any class that you are not attending, including but not limited to: (a) classes which have been discontinued at the university’s option; (b) situations in which you never attended even the first class meeting.  All withdrawals must be requested and processed by the end of the third week of classes to be eligible for refund (see Important Dates and Information). You will receive 100 percent refund of tuition and fees for all courses dropped by the end of the third week of classes, or the third-week equivalent for special sessions (see the academic department offering the course for specific date information). There is no refund for classes withdrawn from after the third-week equivalent.  Refunds for additional charges, including but not limited to, housing and meal plans will be determined by the office assessing the charge.

In the event of a revocation of registration, 100 percent of any tuition paid for that semester will be first applied to any outstanding debt. Any remaining credit will be available for refund within six to eight weeks from the date of revocation. Students must request refund from the Cashier’s Office. If a credit balance is a result of a credit card payment, the refund will be made directly to the credit card used for payment.

These policies are enforced equally for settled as well as unsettled registrations.

Withdrawal Implications for Recipients of Financial Aid

During the Drop/Add Period

During the university’s published drop/add period, students who withdraw or reduce their enrollment may be eligible for a 100 percent refund of tuition for classes dropped.

A financial aid recipient must immediately notify the Financial Aid Office in writing when he or she withdraws from one or more classes during the drop/add period if the student’s remaining enrollment differs from the enrollment plans on the student’s current financial aid award letter. The same applies if one or more classes are cancelled.

The Financial Aid Office will review the student’s new enrollment status and, if appropriate, will send the student a revised Statement of Financial Aid Eligibility based on the new enrollment status.

If a financial aid recipient withdraws from all classes or drops to less than half-time status during the drop/add period, all financial aid awards will be returned to their respective programs. If the student was given financial aid funds for other expenses, he or she will be expected to return those funds to the university.

After the Drop/Add Period

If you withdraw from all classes during the semester, your federal financial aid eligibility may be reduced, based on your last date of attendance, even though your tuition charges are not reduced.

If you are a recipient of a federal financial aid (Federal Pell Grant, SEOG, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan or PLUS Loan) and you withdraw from all classes, the Financial Aid office will calculate whether any of your federal aid must be reduced. In most cases, when a student completely withdraws before the 60 percent point in a semester or session, some federal aid will be reduced. The Financial Aid office will bill you on your university account for the reduced financial aid. It is your responsibility to contact the Cashier’s Office about settling the bill.

A student is required to immediately notify the Registrar and the Financial Aid Office when he or she stops attending classes. If the student fails to notify either office, it is possible that the 50 percent point in the term will be used to determine the student’s last date of attendance, in accordance with federal regulations. If a student withdraws from all classes, the Financial Aid Office will determine whether that student’s period of attendance resulted in the earning of all of the federal financial aid that was originally awarded. If it is determined that not all of the scheduled federal aid has in fact been earned, then the Financial Aid Office will calculate the amount to be returned to the federal financial aid programs. The Financial Aid Office will bill the student on his or her university account for the amount returned. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Cashier’s Office about settling the bill.

Tuition Assistance Benefits

The tuition assistance benefits program provides USC tuition payments for eligible faculty and staff, their spouses or registered domestic partners and children. The amount of tuition payment varies based on who is taking the class, the type of class and the maximum number of units eligible for assistance. Tuition assistance is limited to tuition and does not apply to any fees.

Tuition assistance eligibility does not guarantee the student admission to the university. The prospective student must apply for university admission through the USC Admission Office.

Only those USC classes for which a student may register and receive a registration confirmation are eligible for tuition assistance benefits. Special education programs, seminars and other classes not listed in the USC Catalogue are not eligible for tuition remission.

An employee must be employed by the university in a tuition-benefits-eligible position on or before the first day and on or after the last day of classes in the semester for which application is made. Please note that the “first day of classes” refers to the first day classes are in session for the semester, not the first day the specific class in which the student is enrolled meets. Conversely, the “end of the semester” refers to the last day classes are in session for the semester, not the last day the specific class in which the student is enrolled meets. A student who receives tuition assistance is responsible for payment of a prorated amount of tuition assistance if certain changes in employment status of the employee or sponsoring employee occur during the semester. See the Tuition Assistance Benefits Policy available online at for complete information about eligibility and requirements. General information about the tax liability for certain types of tuition assistance is included in the policy. For additional information and the application forms for tuition assistance, contact the Benefits Office on the University Park campus or Personnel Services on the Health Sciences campus.

Veterans and Eligible Dependents

Veterans must register with the Office of Veterans Affairs each semester in order to receive benefits. Students may expect an educational allowance based only on courses that are a legitimate part of the degree program approved for veterans. The student must notify the Office of Veteran Affairs immediately upon any change in unit load or change of major. The office is located in Hubbard Hall 101, (213) 740-4619. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.