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USC Tuition & Fees Report

Expensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does University of Southern California Cost?

See current and projected tuition and fees for University of Southern California, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. In this USC cost report, you'll find:

How Much Does USC Charge for Tuition?

$61,503 In-State Tuition & Fees
$61,503 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

In 2020-2021, the average tuition and fees at University of Southern California ran about $61,503 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. Students from both in state and out of state paid the same price.

Tuition & Fees$60,446$1,057$61,503

USC tuition and fees is for one year of attendance, not including room and board.

Keep in mind a lot of students have financial aid and scholarships that decrease the cost of college.

How much does University of Southern California cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do USC Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. University of Southern California is fairly expensive when compared to other schools across the United States. It's yearly out-of-state tuition and fees costs for undergrads is $61,503. Note that USC does not give any in-state discounts.

The chart below shows how USC compares to other schools nationwide, in the region, and in the state.

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Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: University of Southern California Financial Aid.

USC Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

3.00% Tuition Increase
5.25% Fee Increase
$273,336 Est. 4-Year Cost

USC tuition and fees have grown about 3.04% annually for the past five years. Tuition by 3.00%, and fees by 5.25%. The estimated cost for this year's tuition and fees is $65,297 if the growth rate continues.

This means an estimated $132,578 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at USC, and $273,336 for four years.

These numbers don't include room and board, transportation or books.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at USC.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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