Cost of Attendance

The following is an overview of tuition, fees and estimated living expenses for students in the PharmD program. These estimated costs are based on living in non-university housing or university housing (not with parents or relatives other than a spouse). Costs included are the average amount for standard expenses, such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board and other living expenses. Keep in mind that your actual costs may differ depending on your living arrangements.

2015-2016 Budget for the PharmD Program

Year 1 Years 2-4
Tuition $50,830 $50,830

Mandatory Fees

Year 1 Years 2-4
Immunization Program Fee $170
New Student Orientation Fee $35
Purchase of Computer $3,500
Program Fee $80 $80
Student Health Center $565 $565
Student Services $25 $25
Norman Topping student aid fund $16 $16
Student Health Insurance $1,712 $1,712
Malpractice Insurance $20 $20
Computer Access Fee $310 $310

Federal Loan Fees/Other Costs

Year 1 Years 2-4
Stafford Loan Fees $355 $355
Graduate Plus Loan Fees $1,089 $1,089
Room & Board * $16,300 $16,300
Books & Supplies $1,344 $1,344
Personal $1,828 $1,828
Transportation $2,588 $2,588
Total $80,767 $77,062

*Fourth-year students who have summer rotations will have their budgets increased to allow them to borrow money for summer living expenses.  

Other Fees:

Identification is required of all students during enrollment at USC. A fee will be assessed for each replacement or loss of identification card.

Optional Fees for 2015-2016

Parking Fee at Health Science Campus per semester:

Lot 71 $342
Biggy Structure $468
South San Pablo Lot $342

Special Fees for 2015-2016


Enrollment Verification Fee $5.00
Petition Fee for Registration $150.00

Transcript Fee

Official $10.00
Official-requested on web $12.00
GPA Verification $5.00

Late fees and finance charges are assessed on all past-due balances. A deferment or a late-fee waiver will be issued to students for loan funds that have not been disbursed. To avoid incurring late fees and/or finance charges, new students are encouraged to submit their loan application as soon as they receive their Statement of Financial Aid Eligibility.

Late fees are assessed every week as follows:

First Week $100.00
Second Week $100.00
Third Week $100.00
Each week thereafter $25.00

A fee of $25 will be assessed for any check returned by the bank for any reason.