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University of Southern California G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

How Much of University of Southern California's Tuition Will the G.I. Bill® Cover?

How much will you pay to attend USC? Below you can review how much of your expenses at University of Southern California the GI Bill® will cover.

Isn't G.I. Bill® Coverage All the Same?

Did you know that G.I. Bill® funding has a cap? Below you'll find out if the entire cost of attendance at University of Southern California is covered. This data varies for each school so be sure to check out G.I. Bill® information for each school you're interested in!

Veterans Typically Attend University of Southern California for no More Than $31,324

If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend University of Southern California should not be more than $31,324.

Veteran Sticker Price$80,151
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$48,827
Total Out Of Pocket$31,324

Private College Tuition Not Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

Even if you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by University of Southern California will not be fully covered. University of Southern California charges $60,275 a year for tuition and fees but your maximum Post-9/11 benefit is only $20,235. In order to make up the shortfall you will need some additional aid from the college and/or government.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$60,275
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$20,235
Total Out Of Pocket$40,040
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant But With Limitations

If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award. While University of Southern California participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, it places some limitations on the awards it grants, so your participation in this program is not guaranteed.

Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

University of Southern California awarded a total of $3,165,454 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 388 veterans for an average award of $8,158 ($16,317 after government matching).

The following table may show you how likely you are to have outstanding tuition costs covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program at University of Southern California. Remember, contributions from the college will be matched by the VA.

Degree LevelDivision or SchoolMax Number of StudentsMax Contribution (after matching)Tuition After Max Contribution
GraduatePublic Policy5$20,000$20,040
GraduateSchool of Business45$20,000$20,040
GraduateSchool of Education15$20,000$20,040
GraduateSchool of Law5$20,000$20,040
GraduateSchool of Occupational Therapy2$20,000$20,040
GraduateSchool of Social Work120$20,000$20,040

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

With a per credit charge for in-state students of $1,995, University of Southern California falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.

Below Cap for State Residents?$1,995 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?$1,995 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap

Your Living Expenses Likely Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what University of Southern California thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $8,916. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!

Off Campus Living Expenses$18,676
Post-9/11 Benefit$27,592
Total In Your Pocket$8,916
A MHA of $3,449 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what University of Southern California estimates your expenses to be ($1,200).

Supplies Expenses$1,200
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total Out Of Pocket$200
Not Happy With This College? Is University of Southern California not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
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