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.

2013-2014 Budget for the PharmD Program

Year 1 Years 2-4
Tuition $46,862 $46,862

Mandatory Fees

Year 1 Years 2-4
Fingerprinting Fee $76
Immunization Program Fee $182
New Student Orientation Fee $35
Purchase of Computer $3,500
Program Fee $75 $75
Student Health Center $524 $524
Student Services $25 $25
Norman Topping student aid fund $16 $16
Student Health Insurance $1,519 $1,519
Malpractice Insurance $10 $10
Computer Access Fee $276 $276
Stafford Loan Fees $316 $316
Graduate Plus Loan Fees $964 $964
Room & Board * $15,900 $15,900
Books & Supplies $1,344 $1,344
Personal $1,828 $1,828
Transportation $2,475 $2,475
Total $76,072 $72,279

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 2012-2013

Parking Fee at Health Science Campus per semester:

Lot 71 $301.50
Biggy Structure $414.00
South San Pablo Lot $301.50

Special Fees for 2012-2013


Enrollment Verification Fee $5.00
Petition Fee for Registration $150.00

Transcript Fee

Official $10.00
Official-requested on web $12.00
Unofficial $5.00
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. For continuing students, if you applied and kept the maximum Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan in the past, you do not have submit a new application every year. Your Stafford Loan application will automatically be renewed.

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.