There are two different tuition structures, based on the program the student attends.
Regular USC home school tuition
Regular USC home school tuition ($21,861/semester in 2012-13) is charged for the following programs:
Program provider tuition + USC administrative fee
The program provider tuition + USC administrative fee is lower than USC home school tuition for the vast majority of programs. Here are some examples:
|PROGRAM||PROGRAM PROVIDER TUITION
PLUS USC ADMIN FEE
|South Korea - Seoul||$6,107/semester|
|Japan - Tokyo (TIU)||$8,148/semester|
|New Zealand - Dunedin||$10,620/semester|
|Ireland - Galway||$10,740/semester|
|China - Beijing||$11,370/semester|
|Israel - Jerusalem||$11,405/semester|
|South Africa - Cape Town||$12,088/semester|
|Australia - Brisbane||$12,338/semester|
|Czech Repubic - Prague||$12,873/semester|
|Brazil - São Paoulo||$13,123/semester|
|Jordan - Amman||$13,273/semester|
|Greece - Athens||$15,450/semester|
|Japan - Tokyo (Sophia)||$16,623/semester|
|Italy - Florence (Syracuse)||$18,120/semester|
**(These tuition costs are as of May 2011)
The program provider tuition + USC administrative fee is higher than USC home school tuition for the following programs: BADA London Theater Program and ICCS Rome.
Room and board costs are usually established by the program provider. For many programs room and board costs are lower than on campus at USC, for some they are higher.
These costs vary greatly by program and according to each student’s spending habits. The student who gets involved with local friends and activities and travels minimally and strategically can get by on much less than the student who spends most weekends traveling and shopping. Students should take into account exchange rates and the general cost of living in their host country. Living in London, for example, is generally more expensive than living in Los Angeles, while living in New Zealand or South Africa or Chile is generally less expensive. Estimated living costs for each program can be found on the program's brochure page.