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University of Southern California Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$60,700 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,602 tuition
$12,902 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$696 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$60,700 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,602 tuition
$12,902 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$696 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$26,764 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
67% of students receive aid
18% get federal aid ($4,709 avg)
12% get state aid ($9,194 avg)
59% get institn'l aid ($26,764 avg)
34% get loans ($6,895 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.12% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.12% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $29,928 59%
Federal Grant Aid $4,709 18%
Pell Grants $4,326 18%
Other Federal Grants $424 17%
Institution Grant Aid $26,764 59%
State Grant Aid $9,194 12%
Student Loans $6,895 34%
Federal Loans $5,942 34%
Other Loans $22,691 2%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 2
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does University of Southern California offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
University Park
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-1111
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,536
Out of State $1,536


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Kiph from Sugar Land, TX
  • Mar-01-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    USC is definitely an expensive school but they make efforts to help students pay. The experience at USC also seems to be worth it.

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  • Elvis (female)
  • Jul-10-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    This is the most expensive school I'm applying for, and they don't call it the University of Spoiled Children for nothing: daddy will buy his little prince and princess their acceptance to this school, and there will be one of these people in every single one of your classes if you aren't the bought slot yourself. The education you get is a good one, but the price seems a little high, especially because you can get a similar schooling experience at UCLA (excluding class size as a factor). There is a lot of wealth endowed into this school, and it seems completely ridiculous to me that there are NO full tuition or full ride scholarships available for the amount of money flowing into the establishment. Sure, you can get one if you're a National Merit Scholar, but not everyone is, which makes this school practically impossible to afford without loads of student debt if you are a middle class individual with above average grades. And if you can pay for this, lucky you, because the 99% can't without their entire family being affected by the astronomical price tag.

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  • Anonymous
  • Apr-15-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Good school overall, but there are better ones for a much lower cost.

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  • Victoria
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Pretty good - a lot of individual attention if you need it, writing center, math center, supplemental instruction. Engineering students also get free private tutoring and their own career center (and minorities and women get 100 pages of free printing every month through the center for engineering diversity) You can also apparently get free therapy (something like 12 sessions a year)

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