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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 2019-20 Costs

The tables below reflect average costs for the 2019-20 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    $12,738 $12,738
Weighted Average Program Fees $1,542 $1,542
Housing $8,218 (weighted average cost) $8,492 (average)
Meals $3,996 (standard 21-‍‍‍‍‍‏meal plan) $2,747 (average)
Books and Supplies (average) $1,085 $1,085
Miscellaneous and Transportation (average) $4,386 $4,386
Total $31,935 $30,990

 

Undergraduate Students (Non-Resident)

Expenses On-Campus Student Off-Campus Student
Tuition and Tech Fee    $33,677 $33,677
Weighted Average Program Fees $1,554 $1,554
Housing $8,218 (weighted average cost) $8,492 (average)
Meals $3,966 (standard 21-‍‍‍‍‍‏meal plan) $2,747 (average)
Books and Supplies (average) $1,085 $1,085
Miscellaneous and Transportation (average) $4,386 $4,386
Total $52,836 $51,891

 

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
$24,451 S.C. resident undergraduate residing with parent(s)
$45,352 Non-resident undergraduate residing with parent(s)
$27,686 S.C. resident graduate student (6 credit hours per term)
$35,898 Non-resident graduate student (6 credit hours per term)
$43,893 S.C. resident School of Law student
$74,901 Non-resident School of Law student

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