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

Tuition Mandatory Fees Other Fees
The 2021-2022 tuition fee is $2,137 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
    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)
 
  Norman H. Topping student aid fund = $8
(charged per semester)
 
TOTAL = $2,137 x # of units TOTAL = $103 for full-time students TOTAL = Varies