Fees are typically charged per semester. First semester graduate students should expect the following:

Tuition Mandatory Fees Other Fees
The 2023-2024 tuition fee is $2,201 per unit. Expect an approximately 3 ‒ 5% tuition increase each year. Orientation: new student fee, graduate = $55
(charged first semester only)
Student health insurance. See https://studenthealth.usc.edu/ for fees and waiver information
  Student health service fee = $600 (charged to students with 6 units or more every semester)  
  Graduate student programming fee = $40
(charged per semester)
Tuition refund insurance. See arr.usc.edu/services/ registration/tuitionrefund.html for rates and opt out instructions.
  Norman H. Topping student aid fund = $11
(charged per semester)
TOTAL = $2,201 x # of units TOTAL = $706 for full-time students TOTAL = Varies

Estimated Credentialing Fees

The requirements to be recommended for a California preliminary teaching credential involve some fees. See the table below for an estimate of costs.

Basic Skills Requirement – CBEST $102.00
Subject Matter Competency – CSET $297.00
Certificate of Clearance Online Application $52.50
LiveScan (varies $10-$35) $35.00
TB Test (varies $0-$100) $100.00
edTPA $300.00
CPR Training (varies $0-$90) $90.00
US Constitution Exam (varies $0-$85) $85.00
Total* $1,061.50

*Additional credentialing fees: BILA Exams (for California Bilingual Authorization in Spanish supplemental certification only)= $198.00