About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Standalone Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Certificate
- STANDALONE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) CERTIFICATE
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- TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
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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.
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.
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.