Cost

  • Tuition 2016/2017  

    Category
    Term
    Fee
    Flat Fee Basis
    Year 1 and 2
    Fall, Spring, Summer
    $62,667
    per year
    Year 3
    Fall, Spring
    $37,862
    Unit Basis
     
    $1,733
    per unit
    Additional Fees
    Per Semester
    $311
    Mandatory
    USC Health
    Insurance
    Fall
    $646
    (Student Only)
    Spring/Summer
    $1,170
    (Student Only)

    *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 Information
    Each 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 Aid
    Financial 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 Applicants
    For 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

    APTA 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