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Late Fees and Finance Charges

Fall / Spring Terms: To avoid late fees, you must register and have your tuition, fees, housing, dining and all other charges paid or deferred by 5:00 P.M. PST on the term's settlement deadline. If you fail to register and settle your account, you will be assessed late fees each week in accordance with the schedule listed in the Schedule of Classes at: .

Friday of the fall / spring term payment deadline $100.00
1st Friday after the start of classes
2nd Friday after the start of classes $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.  For more information, please see 'Tuition and Fees' section of the Schedule of Classes at: .

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.

Summer Terms: Summer tuition & fees are assessed at the time of enrollment and due when billed. Check your online billing statements using the service from MyUSC or OASIS to see when payment is due for your summer classes.


About Late Payment

Students whose checks are returned unpaid by the bank or whose debit / credit card authorizations are declined by the bank will be subject to the late fees described above until their student accounts are paid in full (settled).

Any charges or credits to your student account will be reflected immediately* on's 'your account' page under account balance, and will be listed under your recent transactions.  All charges will be included on the following month's monthly billing statement.