*These fees are for academic year 2016-2017 only. They are subject to change in future years.
Health Insurance coverage is required during the academic and clinical portions of the curriculum. This insurance is mandatory, but USC health insurance may be waived with proof of other current coverage.
Miscellaneous InformationEach student is responsible for the purchase of personal textbooks/e-books, course readers, surgical scrubs, and incidental supplies. Information on required and recommended textbooks and materials, as well as the new student orientation schedule, will be sent out during the summer.
The Division also requires that all incoming DPT students purchase an Apple iPad and a laptop/desktop (the computer can be Apple or PC) that will be used throughout the academic and clinical experiences. Information on minimum system requirements can be downloaded here.
Students must plan for living expenses and transportation to clinical clerkship facilities. Because of limited public transportation for some of these clinical experiences, a car should be considered a necessity.
For assistance in planning your finances at USC, visit the USC Student Financial Services Division
Financial AidFinancial assistance is available to USC students from many sources. Division scholarships totaled over $250,000 in the 2015-2016 academic year. Decisions about Divisional scholarships for incoming students are made in February and March each year (Please note: There is no formal application required for Divisional scholarships. All applicants are automatically considered for these competitive, merit-based awards).
For information and assistance or to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA click on one of the following:
Entering Graduate Student Application Instructions
Continuing Graduate Student Application Instructions
To request a Financial Aid packet visit or contact the USC Financial Aid Office at 1975 Zonal Ave., KAM B-28, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0033 or telephone (323) 442-1016.
Financial Aid for International ApplicantsFor information or assistance, visit the USC Office of International Services
“U.S. government guidelines preclude international students from receiving federal financial assistance through the USC Financial Aid Office. The U.S. government requires all international applicants to provided proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses before a formal letter of admission—or the forms needed for obtaining a visa will be issued.” (Excerpt from USC Application for Graduate Admission, 2015-2016).
Additional Financial Aid Resources
Scholarships, Awards, and Grants
Student Loan Repayment and Debt Management
United States Department of Education Resources
Summary of Income-Based Repayment (IBR) and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Programs
Income Based Repayment (IBR) Plan
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 155Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006
Phone: (323) 442-2900 Fax: (323) 442-1515