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2012 Estimate of Costs

Undergraduate Students

For undergraduate students the "Costs" page on the Financial Aid website lists the 2012-2013 USC Estimated Cost of Attendance.  The amounts shown are average figures used to determine a student's financial aid eligibility with average amounts for standard expenses— including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board and other living expenses— for two semesters of study.

Additional costs, including those based on program of study, may be found in the Schedule of Classes under "Tuition & Fees".  

Current students may figure their own cost of attendance more precisely by logging into 'My Financial Aid' and using the USC Financial Planner.

Graduate Students and Students in Special Programs

For graduate students and those in special programs, the Tuition and Fees page in the Schedule of Classes includes estimated Fall 2012 tuition rates and other charges and fees which may be assessed.

Current students may figure their own cost of attendance more precisely by logging into 'My Financial Aid' and using the USC Financial Planner.

Additional Charges & Transactions

  • Application Fees (non-refundable)
  • Commitment Deposit (non-refundable, applicable to tuition)
  • Housing Fees, Housing Confirmation Fee, Housing Electricity Charges
  • Laboratory Fees (ENGR Computing Access Fee / MATH Computer Lab Fee)
    Variable fees required for certain laboratory courses in architecture, biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, fine arts, geological sciences, physical education and physics.
  • Norman H. Topping Student Aid
  • Orientation Fees
  • Parking Fees, per semester
  • Student Health Insurance (Fall semester)
  • Student Health Service Fee (students w/6 units or more)
  • Student Identification Card (USCard) Replacement Fee
  • Student Programming Fee (students w/6 units or more)
  • Student Season Football Tickets
  • Student Services Fee
  • Tuition Refund Insurance
  • Yearly Dental Insurance (optional - available for purchase in fall only)

Administrative / Record Handling

  • Academic Record Summary
  • Dissertation Fee
  • Enrollment Verification Fee
  • Official Transcript
  • Petition Processing Fee for Registration Exceptions
  • Special Subject Examination
    one-half per unit rate regardless of units per course
  • Thesis Fee

Revised 5/21/2012