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Online Privacy Law and Cybersecurity Certificate
Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the online standalone certificate for the 2020-2021 academic year is $2,654 per unit, for a total of approximately $31,848, plus university fees. The tuition rate for the 2020-2021 will be released in late Spring 2020.

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.

Scholarships

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

Paying for your Degree

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.

Federal Loans

We are currently working to obtain approval to offer federal student loans for this online standalone certificate.

Prospective students may check this site for updates. Questions can be directed to msl@law.usc.edu.

Private Loans

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

Corporate Billing

USC students who are sponsored by a company; a local, state, federal, or international governmental agency; or branch of the U.S. military may be eligible to have all or a portion of their bills sent directly to the sponsor. Payment by the sponsor is due upon receipt of the bill. The charges paid by the sponsor can vary - some will pay for tuition and mandatory fees, others will also pay for parking, housing, dining, or other charges. The student is responsible for paying any charges not authorized by the agency. For more information on how to arrange for corporate billing visit the USC Agency Billing office.

Employer Reimbursement

USC students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employer have the opportunity to defer up to 75% of their tuition payment until the end of the semester. Students whose employers reimburse at the end of each semester rather than paying for tuition upfront should visit USC's Student Financial Services' website.

Veteran Benefits

USC students who are active duty military personnel and veterans may qualify for education benefits through various Veteran Affairs (VA) and State programs. Please visit VA Resource Center for details on available programs.

Follow this link to the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration web page on education and training benefits.

Follow this link to the California Department of Veterans Affairs web page on education benefits.