Registration and Tuition
Details of the USC School of Pharmacy registration procedures will be included in the orientation program prior to the first day of classes. Registration is permitted up to the third week of classes only if space is available.
Tuition and Fees
Please visit the financial aid website for updated information.
Cancellation of Registration
A student may withdraw from the Doctor of Pharmacy program without academic penalty during the first 12 weeks of the semester. Students may not selectively withdraw from a single course or group of courses. Enrollment will not appear on the academic transcript of students who withdraw within the first three weeks of the semester. If a student withdraws officially during the fourth through twelfth week of the semester, courses will be recorded on the transcript with a mark of “W.” No course may be dropped without special permission after the twelfth week. For further information, contact the USC School of Pharmacy Office of Admission and Student Affairs at (323) 442-1466.
Auditing and Attendance
The Office of the Dean of the USC School of Pharmacy must grant prior permission to audit a class. Auditors pay the regular tuition rate. Auditors are not required to participate in class exercises (i.e., discussions and examinations); they receive no grades or credit. An instructor, dean or university officer may give permission to an individual to attend a class as a guest. Otherwise, attendance in class is limited to enrolled pharmacy students.
Tuition and fees are refundable only by processing a cancellation of enrollment or change of program application through the Office of Academic Records and Registrar; refunds are entirely at the option of the University. Informing the USC School of Pharmacy, your academic department or your instructor does not constitute official withdrawal from the program. All withdrawals must be processed by the Office of Academic Records and Registrar.
The student will be held financially liable for all classes listed on the Registration Confirmation. It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from any class that he/she is not attending, including, but not limited to: (a) classes that have been discontinued at the University’s option and (b) situations in which the student never attended the class. All withdrawals must be requested and processed by the end of the third week of class to be considered for a refund. The student will receive 100% refund of tuition and fees for all withdrawals completed by the end of the third week of classes. Refunds for additional charges, including but not limited to housing and meal plans, will be determined by the office assessing the charge.
Financial-aid recipients who withdraw from all classes must do an exit interview with a financial-aid counselor in the Office of Admission and Student Affairs in PSC 206A. The Refund Policy for Recipients of Title IV Federal Financial Aid is applicable.
In the event of a revocation of registration, 100% of any tuition paid for that semester will be first applied to any outstanding debt. Any remaining credit will be available for refund within six to eight weeks from the date of revocation. Students must request a refund from the Cashier’s Office. These policies are enforced equally for settled as well as unsettled registrations.
Tuition Refund Insurance
An optional tuition refund insurance plan is offered through a private insurance carrier, Dewars Inc., to provide full coverage for tuition and fees for students who suffer serious illness or accident that necessitates them leaving the University before the semester is completed. Additional information and applications are available through the University Park Campus’ Cashier’s Office, Registration and Records. Brochures are available from the Health Sciences Campus at the Office of Admission and Student Affairs. Information is also available at http://www.collegerefund.com/usc.
Obligation for Payment
Tuition and fees for all students, including those whose tuition has been deferred, become an obligation in accordance with the provisions of the University’s Drop/Refund Policy as follows: Tuition and fees are due, in full, as quoted in the Schedule of Classes and Registration Instructions. Failure to make payments of any indebtedness to the University when due, including but not limited to tuition, deferred tuition, housing, student loans and lab fees, is considered sufficient cause until the debt is settled with the University to (1) bar the student from classes or examinations; (2) withhold diploma, scholastic certificate of transcripts; (3) bar the student from university housing; (4) suspend all university services and privileges; (5) suspend the student; (6) assign the student to a collection agency (students who have been assigned to an outside collection agency may be required to pay in advance for all future registrations and services); and (7) report the student to a credit bureau. This policy will be equally enforced against debts discharged through bankruptcy.The University reserves the right to assess interest finance charges and/or late fees on any indebtedness.
Permission to cancel enrollment does not constitute, nor shall it be construed as, a waiver by the University of a student’s financial obligation. The student is responsible for all outstanding debts and contracts with the University. Furthermore, a student must not have any delinquent financial obligations to USC at the time classes begin or his/her registration may be revoked. In the event of such revocation of registration, 100% of any tuition paid for that semester will be first applied to any outstanding debt. Any remaining credit will be available for refund within six to eight weeks from the date of revocation. Students must request refunds from the Cashier’s Office. Students who petition to have their classes reinstated must pay all tuition and fees in advance.
For more information, contact the Cashiers Office on the Health Sciences Campus at SRH 101B, (323) 442-3040.