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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 2016-17 Costs

The tables below reflect average costs for the 2016-17 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    $11,814 $11,814
Housing $7,230 (weighted average cost) $7,992 (average)
Meals $3,660 (standard 21-‍‍‍‍‍‏meal plan) $2,548 (average)
Books and Supplies (average) $1,023 $1,023
Miscellaneous and Transportation (average) $4,111 $4,111
Total $27,838 $27,488

 

Undergraduate Students (Nonresident)

Expenses On-Campus Student Off-Campus Student
Tuition and Tech Fee    $31,195 $31,195
Housing $7,230 (weighted average cost) $7,992 (average)
Meals $3,660 (standard 21-‍‍‍‍‍‏meal plan) $2,548 (average)
Books and Supplies (average) $1,023 $1,023
Miscellaneous and Transportation (average) $4,111 $4,111
Total $47,219 $46,869

 

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
$33,028 Nonresident with a Woodrow or departmental scholarship residing on campus
$32,678 Nonresident with a Woodrow or departmental scholarship residing off campus
$37,954 Nonresident with a Sims Scholarship residing on campus
$37,604 Nonresident with a Sims Scholarship residing off campus 
$21,810 S.C. resident undergraduate residing with parent(s)
$41,324 Nonresident undergraduate residing with parent(s)
$25,210 S.C. resident graduate student (6 credit hours per term)
$32,475 Nonresident graduate student (6 credit hours per term)
$43,151 S.C. resident School of Law student
$68,143 Nonresident School of Law student