Tuition for the online standalone certificate for 2023-2024 academic year is $35,472, plus university fees, as described below.
|$2,956 per unit
|Graduate Programming Fee
|$20 per semester
|Norman Topping Student Aid Fund
|$11 per semester
|Tuition Refund Insurance (Optional)
|$35 per semester
|Student Health Insurance (Waivable)*
|Fall 2023: $1,754
Spring 2024 and Summer 2024: $3,388
*Student health insurance can be waived if proof of coverage is provided by the deadline set by USC Student Health.
Textbooks and other course materials average $500 per semester.
You will receive automatic consideration for USC Gould's merit-based scholarships. Scholarship offers are released at the time of admission.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents who wish to pay for school through loans from the U.S. government must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) . The FAFSA can be completed as early as October 1 of the year prior to the year in which you intend to enroll, and should be completed as early as possible. USC's school code is 001328.
After you have successfully completed the FAFSA, and have been admitted, you will receive an electronic notification from USC Gould's Office Financial Aid office with additional information and instructions on the federal loan application process. For additional details about the student loan options available to graduate students, please click here.
USC students who are sponsored by a company; a local, state, federal, or international governmental agency; or branch of the U.S. military may be eligible to have all or a portion of their bills sent directly to the sponsor. Payment by the sponsor is due upon receipt of the bill. The charges paid by the sponsor can vary - some will pay for tuition and mandatory fees, others will also pay for parking, housing, dining, or other charges. The student is responsible for paying any charges not authorized by the agency. For more information on how to arrange for corporate billing visit the USC Agency Billing office.
USC students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employer have the opportunity to defer up to 75% of their tuition payment until the end of the semester. Students whose employers reimburse at the end of each semester rather than paying for tuition upfront should visit USC's Student Financial Services' website.
USC students who are active duty military personnel and veterans may qualify for education benefits through various Veteran Affairs (VA) and State programs. Please visit VA Resource Center for details on available programs.
Follow this link to the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration web page on education and training benefits.
Follow this link to the California Department of Veterans Affairs web page on education benefits.