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Tuition and Financial Aid
Standalone Online Compliance Certificate

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the standalone online certificates for 2017-2018 is $2,393 per credit hour, for a total of $28,716, 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 online Compliance Certificate: Gainful Employment Disclosure.

Private Loans

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