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 $2,244 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)
  Norman H. Topping student aid fund = $11
(charged per semester)
TOTAL = $2,244 x # of units TOTAL = $706 for full-time students TOTAL = Varies