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

Tuition Mandatory Fees Other Fees

The 2024-2025 tuition fee is $2,345 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 = $650 (charged to students with 6 units or more every semester)



Graduate student programming fee = $20

(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 = $2,345 x # of units

TOTAL = $736 for full-time students

TOTAL = Varies