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Important Dates

Being aware of important dates and deadlines is critical both academically and financially.

Upcoming Tuition Payment Deadlines

Spring Tuition Payment Deadline: January 9, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
(Mail-in Deadline: December 10, 2018)


Being unaware of financial dates and deadlines can result in:

  • being dropped from courses for non-payment
  • owing for courses dropped outside of the 100% refund period for particular parts of the term
  • registration holds

Important Payment Dates and Deadlines

The following dates and deadlines only apply to the USC Columbia campus. For students on other USC system campuses, please visit your campus website.

Dates/Deadlines Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Bills Available on Self Service Carolina July 25, 2018 November 15, 2018
Mail-In Tuition Payment Deadline August 8, 2018 December 10, 2018
Tuition Payment Deadline August 15, 2018 January 9, 2019
Processing of Refunds Begins August 17, 2018
(Allow 3 – 5 Days for Processing)
January 11, 2019
(Allow 3 – 5 Days for Processing)
First Day of Classes August 23, 2018
(Part of Term 30)
January 14, 2019
(Part of Term 30)

NOTE: Due to the large number of parts of term for each semester, it will be the student's responsibility to drop, add or change classes within the posted deadlines to avoid charges. Please check the dates and deadlines (W, WF, Refund, Withdrawal) for every class you take.

For more information, please refer to USC's Refund of Academic Fees Policy (FINA 4.06).

Late Payments

If you register for classes after the payment deadline, your payment is due immediately. Additionally, if you are dropped from classes as a result of nonpayment, a $75 fee will be assessed for re-enrollment. Learn more about drops, withdrawals and late admissions.

Withdrawal and Refund Dates

Withdrawal deadlines should not be used in determining how to receive a 100% refund on tuition. For more details, please review the withdrawal information provided by the University Registrar, or view the Parts of Term Dates and Deadlines located in the Academics section of