Tuition & Fees

Calculating Your Costs

Tuition is calculated on a per-unit bases up to 14 units. To determine your cost for the year, please reference the 2015-2016 unit charges and multiply the number of units you anticipate enrolling in by the per unit rate. If you are enrolled in 15-18 units, the flat rate will apply. With both calculations you must add the applicable mandatory fees to your tuition cost to determine your bill for the year.

A detailed breakdown of tuition and fees for the first year of the program is below. For a comprehensive breakdown of tuition, fees and financial aid options for the entire program please, review the Estimated Tuition & Financial Aid Information Sheet.

2015-2016 Unit Charges

$1,666 is the per unit rate for students enrolled in 1-14 units.
$24,732 is the flat rate for students enrolled in 15-18 units.

2015-2016 Mandatory Fee Charges

Charges Fall Spring
Graduate New Student Fee $55 (one-time charge; first-year students) N/A
Social Work Lab $225 (one-time charge; first-year students) N/A
Student Health Service $282.50 $282.50
Student Programming $40 $40
Norman Topping Student Aid Fund $8 $8
Student Health Insurance $610 (waived with proof of health insurance) $1,102 (waived with proof of health insurance)
Student Services Fee $12.50 $12.50
Total $1,233 $1,445

Note: Mandatory fees are estimated at $2,678 for the 2015-2016 academic year. All units and fees are charged per semester. Mandatory fees do not include books or housing.

2015-2016 Tuition and Fees

Program Fall Spring Total
2-Year / Full-Time $25,965 $26,177 $52,142
3- or 4- Year / Part-Time $11,229 $11,441 $22,670

Note: The totals above include tuition and estimated fees.

  • 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 can apply for School of Social Work scholarships and stipends through the USC School of Social Work. School of Social Work scholarships and stipends will be determined separately from the USC FAO and may not be included on your initial financial aid award letter from the USC FAO.
  • Federal Perkins Loan and work study awards are made based upon the on-time submission of your financial aid application to the USC FAO, in addition to your demonstrated need as indicated on your FAFSA. Tuition and fees are charged per semester; all aid is disbursed in halves per semester.
  • All financial aid amounts are subject to change.