Funding your Graduate Education

Funding your
Graduate Education

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As a graduate student at USC, you will have a variety of financial aid and financing options available to you. In most cases, these options will cover your cost of attendance.


The following is the estimated cost of the MS in Human Resource Management Program.

Estimate of Costs:
Tuition* $41,592
Materials Fee $1,800
Total $43,392


*Please note that all units and fees are charged per semester. Tuition rates and fees shown are for the 2016-2017 academic year, are set by the USC Board of Trustees and typically increase each year in the fall term. For the last 5 years, tuition has increased by an average of 4% annually.

Admitted students will be required to pay a non-refundable $500 commitment deposit to secure their place in the program, which will be applied toward tuition.

In addition to tuition, there will be a materials fee that is applied each semester to cover the cost of digital course materials. The expected materials fee is $150 per course and will cover the cost of any texts, case studies and/or articles needed.

Federal Financial Aid

For those who are eligible, Federal Student Loan programs are available to cover the entire cost of the program including tuition, fees and program materials.

In order to begin the Financial Aid process, you may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

USC Federal School Code: 001328

You may submit your FAFSA prior to completing your program application. However, in order to apply for Financial Aid at USC, you will need to receive a USC ID. You will receive a USC ID once your program application has been submitted.

Once you have completed your FAFSA and applied for Financial Aid at USC, the USC Financial Aid Office will determine your financial need and will explain what federal loans you are eligible to receive. For more information about financial aid at USC, please visit the USC Financial Aid Office (FAO) website.

Additional Funding Options

Private Loans and USC Payment Plan

In addition to Federal Financial Aid, USC participates in a variety of private loan programs for students and USC Payment Plans are available for eligible students.

Employer Sponsored Tuition Reimbursement

Many employers offer tuition assistance to employees pursuing advanced degrees in their current fields. Check with your company’s human resources department for more information.

For Veterans

USC Bovard College is committed to supporting veterans in continuing their education. For more information on education benefits for veterans, please visit the USC Veterans Certification Office.

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