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Cost to Attend

As a USC student, the decisions you make about your degree program and living expenses will not be identical to anyone else's. So while these examples are estimations based on averages, this information should provide you with a good idea of what to expect for both direct and indirect annual costs for your educational experience.

Estimated 2017-18 Costs

The tables below reflect average costs for the 2017-18 academic year (fall and spring semesters), and they should only be used as cost-estimating tools. Your educational costs may vary from the information below depending on your chosen course of study and your unique educational, dining and living needs.


Undergraduate Students (S.C. Resident)

Expenses On-Campus Student Off-Campus Student
Tuition and Tech Fee    $12,198 $12,198
Housing $7,499 (weighted average cost) $8,163 (average)
Meals $3,744 (standard 21-‍‍‍‍‍‏meal plan) $2,607 (average)
Books and Supplies (average) $1,044 $1,044
Miscellaneous and Transportation (average) $4,148 $4,148
Total $29,341 $28,868

 

Undergraduate Students (Nonresident)

Expenses On-Campus Student Off-Campus Student
Tuition and Tech Fee    $32,208 $32,208
Housing $7,499 (weighted average cost) $8,163 (average)
Meals $3,744 (standard 21-‍‍‍‍‍‏meal plan) $2,607 (average)
Books and Supplies (average) $1,044 $1,044
Miscellaneous and Transportation (average) $4,148 $4,148
Total $49,402 $48,929

 

Additional Student Categories 

The following reflect estimated total annual costs for several additional budget categories. If you don't see your category or need additional information, please contact our office so that a member of our knowledgeable team can assist you.

Cost Student Categories
$22,582 S.C. resident undergraduate residing with parent(s)
$42,643 Nonresident undergraduate residing with parent(s)
$25,761 S.C. resident graduate student (6 credit hours per term)
$33,264 Nonresident graduate student (6 credit hours per term)
$44,299 S.C. resident School of Law student
$70,107 Nonresident School of Law student