Tuition and Financial Aid

The chart below outlines the tuition fees for the residential DPT program for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please note that fees are subject to change each year.


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Category Term Fee
Flat Fee Basis Year 1 and 2 Fall, Spring, Summer $69,748
Year 3 Fall, Spring $42,140
Unit Basis N/A $1,928 per unit
Additional Fees Per Semester $367
Mandatory USC Health Insurance Fall $753
Mandatory USC Health Insurance Spring/Summer $1,370 (Student Only)

Costs for 2019-2020 Academic Year

These fees are for academic year 2019-2020 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.

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.

For assistance planning your finances at USC, visit the USC Student Financial Services Division.

Financial Aid

There are many sources of financial assistance available to USC students.

USC offers a limited number of Divisional scholarships to incoming students each year. Decisions about Divisional scholarships are made in February and March, and there is no formal application required. All applicants are automatically considered for these competitive, merit-based awards.

Additional financial aid resources include:

Note: 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 provide 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.