Financial Aid

male student in cap and gown holding piggy bankThe University of Southern California Financial Aid Office will provide you with the details of applying for financial aid, understanding your financial aid award and properly securing all of your loans. Please visit the USC Financial Aid Office (FAO) website for detailed information regarding dates and deadlines, as well as downloadable forms to complete your financial aid application.

Federal student aid is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International candidates should explore funding options in their home countries. Many employers offer tuition benefits, including tuition reimbursement and low-cost loans. Based on each candidate’s country of residence, they may also have access to education loans through private lenders.

Watch the Financial Aid Information Session to learn more about applying for financial aid for the 2015-16 academic year.

For a comprehensive breakdown of tuition, fees and financial aid options, please review the charts below, or download the full Estimated Tuition & Financial Aid Information Sheet.

Traditional MSW 4 Semester Full-Time

SEMESTER UNITS EST. FDUSL LOAN1 EST. TUITION2 CALCULATION
1 15 $10,250 $25,721 $25,721 flat rate
2 17 $10,250 $25,721 $25,721 flat rate
3 14 $10,250 $24,262 14 units x $1,733 per unit rate
4 14 $10,250 $24,262 14 units x $1,733 per unit rate
  Total Units: 60   $99,966  

Traditional MSW 6 Semester Part-Time

SEMESTER UNITS EST. FDUSL LOAN1 EST. TUITION2 CALCULATION
1 6 $10,250 $10,398 6 x $1,733 per unit
2 6 $10,250 $10,398 6 x $1,733 per unit
3 12 $10,250 $20,796 12 x $1,733 per unit
4 11 $10,250 $19,063 11 x $1,733 per unit
5 11 $10,250 $19,063 11 x $1,733 per unit
6 14 $10,250 $24,262 14 x $1,733 per unit
  Total Units: 60   $103,980  

Traditional MSW 8 Semester Part-Time

SEMESTER UNITS EST. FDUSL LOAN1 EST. TUITION2 CALCULATION
1 6 $10,250 $10,398 6 x $1,733 per unit
2 6 $10,250 $10,398 6 x $1,733 per unit
3 6 $10,250 $10,398 6 x $1,733 per unit
4 8 $10,250 $13,864 8 x $1,733 per unit
5 11 $10,250 $19,063 11 x $1,733 per unit
6 8 $10,250 $13,864 8 x $1,733 per unit
7 9 $10,250 $15,597 9 x $1,733 per unit
8 6 $10,250 $10,398 6 x $1,733 per unit
  Total Units: 60   $103,980  

Advanced Standing MSW 3 Semester Full-Time

SEMESTER UNITS EST. FDUSL LOAN1 EST. TUITION2 CALCULATION
1 6 $10,250 $10,398 6 x $1,733 per unit
2 16 $10,250 $25,721 $25,721 flat rate
3 13 $10,250 $22,529 13 x $1,733 per unit
  Total Units: 35   $58,648  

Advanced Standing MSW 5 Semester Part-Time

SEMESTER UNITS EST. FDUSL LOAN1 EST. TUITION2 CALCULATION
1 6 $10,250 $10,398 6 x $1,733 per unit
2 10 $10,250 $17,330 10 x $1,733 per unit
3 7 $10,250 $12,131 7 x $1,733 per unit
4 6 $10,250 $10,398 6 x $1,733 per unit
5 6 $10,250 $10,398 6 x $1,733 per unit
  Total Units: 35   $60,655  

DSW 6 Semester

SEMESTER UNITS EST. FDUSL LOAN1 EST. TUITION2 CALCULATION
1 6 $10,250.00 $10,392.00 6 units X $1,733 unit rate
2 6 $10,250.00 $10,392.00 6 units X $1,733 unit rate
3 9 $10,250.00 $15,588.00 9 units X $1,733 unit rate
4 6 $10,250.00 $10,392.00 6 units X $1,733 unit rate
5 6 $10,250.00 $10,392.00 6 units X $1,733 unit rate
6 9 $10,250.00 $15,588.00 9 units X $1,733 unit rate
  Total Units: 42   $72,744  
1 ESTIMATED FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED STAFFORD LOAN - Please note that there is a 1.073 percent Federal Origination Fee deducted from each disbursement for Federal Direct Stafford Loans made on or after October 1, 2014 to October 1, 2015.
2 Please note that all quoted tuition rates are based on the 2016–2017 academic year and are subject to change without notice.