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)

Tuition refund insurance. See arr.usc.edu/services/ registration/tuitionrefund.html for rates and opt out instructions.


Graduate student programming fee = $40

(charged per semester)

Certificate of Clearance Online Application = $52.50


Norman H. Topping student aid fund = $11 (charged per semester)

LiveScan (varies $10-$35)




TB Test (varies $0-$100)

TOTAL = $2,201 x # of units

TOTAL = $706 for full-time students

TOTAL = Varies

Estimated Credential Track Fees

If you pursue the credential track, the requirements to be recommended for a California preliminary teaching credential involves additional fees. 

Basic Skills Requirement – CBEST


Subject Matter Competency – CSET




CPR Training (varies $0-$90)


US Constitution Exam (varies $0-$85)