Tuition and Financial Aid

The chart below outlines the tuition fees for the USC DPT program – residential pathway, for the 2024-2025 academic year. Please note that fees are subject to change each year. The financial facts sheet for students graduating from the USC DPT program – residential pathway in 2023 is available here.


Flat Fee Basis Year 1
Fall, Spring, Summer
Flat Fee Basis Year 2
Fall, Spring, Summer
Year 3
Fall, Spring
Additional Fees
Per Semester
Mandatory USC Health Insurance
$1,063 (in-area)
$1,986 (out of area)
Mandatory USC Health Insurance
$1,977 (in-area)
$3,872 (out of area)

Costs for 2024-2025 Academic Year

These fees are for the academic year 2024-2025 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.