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Tuition and Financial Aid
LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution (LLM in ADR) Degree

We know that pursuing a graduate degree requires a major commitment of both time and financial resources.

Tuition for 2018-19 for full-time students will be charged on a flat rate basis and is expected to total at least $62,000 plus mandatory fees. Tuition and fees for the 2018-19 academic year will be finalized and published by the university in late Spring 2018. Tuition for 2018-19 for part-time students will be charged on a per unit basis and is expected to total at least $2,400 per unit plus mandatory fees. Tuition and fees for the 2018-19 academic year will be finalized and published by the university in late Spring 2018. If you would like an estimate of your full-time or your part-time tuition and fees along with living expenses, books and supplies, please contact us at adr@law.usc.edu

Our most exceptional candidates will receive a prestigious Dean's Academic Excellence Award. These awards range in amounts. We will automatically consider all applicants for these awards. No application is necessary. Those who are awarded a scholarship will be notified upon receiving their offer of admission. You are welcome to submit an optional, brief letter about your scholarship qualifications through LSAC when applying for the LLM degree.

Fees, which are published annually in July, will be assessed separately. Students will be required to pay all mandatory fees set by the university and USC Gould.

Paying for Your Degree

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

Students can pursue on-campus, part-time employment to supplement living expenses. Open jobs are posted on ConnectSC.

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.

Do not delay your FAFSA submission because you have not yet filed your federal income tax return. Instead, use your best estimates of income. To electronically sign your FAFSA, you will need your four-digit federal PIN. If you do not have one or do not remember your PIN, you can request a new or duplicate one with the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

Private Loans

USC's Office of Financial Aid offers information about private educational loans.