Tuition & Fees

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Calculating Your Costs

In order to determine your cost for the year, please reference the 2016-2017 unit charges and multiply the number of units you anticipate enrolling in by the per unit rate, unless you are enrolled in 15-18 units for which you are charged the flat rate. With this, you must add the applicable mandatory fees to your tuition cost to determine your actual fee bill for the year.

2016-2017 Unit Charges

$1,733 per unit rate for students enrolled in 1-14 units.
$25,721.00 is the flat rate for students enrolled in 15-18 units.

Note: Mandatory fees are estimated at $225 for the 2015-2016 academic year. All units and fees are charged per semester.  Mandatory fees do not include books or housing.


2016-2017 MANDATORY FEES

Social Work Lab 225 (one-time charge; first-year MSW students)


Traditional MSW 4 Semester Full-Time

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

Traditional MSW 6 Semester Part-Time

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

Traditional MSW 8 Semester Part-Time

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

Advanced Standing MSW 3 Semester Full-Time

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

Advanced Standing MSW 5 Semester Part-Time

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

DSW 6 Semester

SEMESTER UNITS 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  

  • Your cost of attendance will be determined by the USC Financial Aid Office and will reflect tuition, all mandatory fees and, in some cases, certain allowances for living expenses.
  • You must apply for federal loans and work study through the USC Financial Aid Office. You must apply for Virtual Academic Center scholarships through the USC School of Social Work. The School of Social Work scholarships indicated will be determined separately from the USC FAO and may not be included on your initial financial aid award letter from the USC FAO.
  • Tuition and fees are charged per semester; all aid is disbursed in halves per semester.
  • Non-refundable $280 commitment fee is due upon enrollment and $200 is applied to your first semester’s tuition charges.
  • All financial aid amounts are subject to change.

Student Health Insurance

The university requires that all students have supplemental health insurance to help cover the cost of health care that cannot be obtained at the health center, especially in emergency situations where hospitalization may be required. Enrollment in the USC student health plan will only be waived and the premium charge removed from the fee bill if documented proof of health coverage from another plan is presented using the online waiver application. For more information visit the 2015-2016 Catalogue.

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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.