USC Viterbi - School of Engineering

Tuition

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 (residential students only):

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

To determine the number of units(credits) each master's degree program requires, select the "Program Details" section for each specialized master's degree program of interest.

PAYMENT

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