Realizing the many expenses associated with attending college can allow you to make the best decision. These extra costs of housing, food, and supplies can add up quick!
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Housing and meal plans are priced out separately at USC. The average student spent $10,098 for housing and $6,634 for dining in 2021.
The table below will show you the average expected prices of both on-campus and off-campus housing and food plans for University of Southern California.
|Expense||On Campus||Off Campus|
|Room and Board||$16,732||$16,732|
|Other Living Expenses||$2,224||$2,224|
|Books and Supplies||$1,200||$1,200|
There was an average 2.8% cost adjustment every year for the last five years in USC housing and dining costs, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming first year students in 2022 can expect to be charged roughly $20,721 for room, board and other costs according to current movements. Associate degree students would spend somewhere around $21,303 in their final year, while those pursuing a bachelor's degree will likely spend about $22,521 in their final year.
Bachelor's degree students will end up having to pay a total of somewhere around $86,451 in living costs by the time they complete their degree, while associate degree students will pay a total of about $42,025.
Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether USC does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.
|Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?||No|
|On-Campus Housing Capacity||8,700|
With room, board, books, supplies, and other expenses costing students living on campus $20,156, University of Southern California is above the U.S. average of $15,282.
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