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Cost of Attendance
Master of Laws (LLM) Degree

The average cost of attendance is detailed below and includes tuition, fees, books and living expenses during the nine-month academic year. Tuition for 2019-20 is $66,306 plus mandatory fees, which are detailed below.

2019-20 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Living On/Off Campus
Total $91,526*
Tuition $66,306 (flat rate up to 30 units)
Mandatory Fees $1,060
Books/Supplies $2,060
Housing Rent $11,000 (based on 9-month USC Housing contract)
Meals $6,200
Personal/Misc $2,300
Transportation $2,600

*International Students: Please note that upon admission to our 2019-2020 class, you must provide proof of sufficient funds in the amount of $91,526, for the purposes of your I-20 documents for your F-1 student visa.

2019-20 Tuition and Fee Schedule

The figures below represent the cost for a full academic year. These fees are divided equally between the fall and spring semesters unless otherwise noted.

Tuition $66,306 (flat rate up to 30 units)
USC Health Center Fee $733
Graduate & International Programs Fee (Fall only) $175
Graduate Programming Fee $86
Student Bar Association Fee$50
Norman Topping Scholarship Fee$16
USC Health Insurance Plan (Can be waived, if proof of coverage provided)* $2,118 (fall = $753; spring/summer = $1,365)
Tuition Refund Insurance (Optional) $240
Parking Permit (Optional) $1,000 (estimate)
USC Dental Insurance (Optional) $136 (fall only, but coverage is for the full year)

*International Students: Please note that most international health insurance plans are not accepted. Thus, most international students purchase the USC Health Insurance Plan. Your insurance plan must meet the minimum requirements to support your visa as well as the criteria listed here.

Note: Your admission commitment deposit ($500) will be credited towards your fall tuition and fees.