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Tuition & Fees

This section covers the Tuition and Fees for students taking graduate, degree-oriented classes in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. If you are interested in continuing education courses, please visit our Professional Programs page.

Both on-campus and online DEN@Viterbi students pay the same tuition. For graduate engineering courses: 

  Semester   Per Unit Rate     3-unit Course     4-unit Course  
  Fall 2014 - Summer 2015     $1,706   $5,118   $6,824
  Fall 2015 - Summer 2016     $1,774   $5,322   $7,096


Sample course plans and estimated costs:

27-unit Master's Program
28-unit Master's Program
30-unit Master's Program
32-unit Master's Program
33-unit Master's Program 

USC students may pay their tuition and fees online, via wire transfer or using a payment plan. Details can be found on USC Student Financial Service’s Methods of Payment page. You can also Check Your Account Balance through the On-line Academic Student Information System (OASIS).  The username is your USC ID number and the default password is your 6-digit date of birth (month/day/year with no punctuation).

USC also provides a Tuition Refund Insurance option that enables students to receive a 100% refund of term tuition and fees if they are are forced to withdraw for medical reasons.

For a detailed breakdown of fees, go to USC’s Schedule of Classes.

Mandatory Health Insurance and Health Center Fee
All USC students enrolled in 6 or more units are automatically enrolled in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan. All international students are automatically enrolled, even if they are taking less than 6 units. 

  • The health insurance premium is added to the USC fee bill

Waiving the Student Health Insurance Plan & Health Center Fee  –  Visit the USC Engmann Student Health Center’s page on Insurance Waivers if you are already enrolled in a comprehensive health insurance plan that meets USC’s insurance requirements

Students registering in DEN@Viterbi course sections will be assessed the following:

  Engineering Access Fee     $35 per course  
  Norman Topping Student Aid Fund     $8 per semester  
  Exam Proctoring     $40 - $100 per course  


Mandatory Health Insurance and Health Center Fee
All USC students enrolled in 6 or more units are automatically enrolled in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan.

  • DEN@Viterbi students must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased, or the insurance is cancelled
  • The health insurance premium is added to the USC fee bill
  • Waiving the Student Health Insurance Plan & Health Center Fee –  Visit the USC Engmann Student Health Center’s page on Insurance Waivers if you are already enrolled in a comprehensive health insurance plan that meets USC’s insurance requirements