USC Gould Search

Tuition and Financial Aid
Standalone Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Certificate

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the freestanding ADR certificate is charged on a per-credit-hour basis. The university has not published tuition for 2017-18; however, while tuition is likely to rise in the coming academic year, as a reference point, tuition for 2016-17 is $2,303 per credit hour, plus $850 per academic year for university fees.

Textbooks and other course materials average an additional $500 per semester.

USC's Office of Student Financial Services offers numerous payment options, including an interest-free USC Payment Plan for tuition and fees, paid in monthly installments.


You will receive automatic consideration for USC Gould's merit-based scholarships. Scholarship offers are released at the time of admission.

Federal Loans

U.S. citizens and permanent residents who wish to pay for school through loans from the U.S. government must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA can be completed as early as January 1 of the year in which you intend to enroll, and should be completed as early as possible. USC's school code is 001328.

After you have successfully completed FAFSA, you will receive an electronic notification from USC Gould Financial Aid with information and instructions on the federal loan application process.

The following link provides information regarding related jobs, cost, loan debt, and completion rate for the ADR certificate: Gainful Employment Disclosure.

Private Loans

USC's Office of Financial Aid offers information about loans, jobs, cost, loan debt and completion rate for the ADR certificate.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the certificate and other important information, please visit the Financial Aid website.