About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-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.
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Tuition and Financial Aid - Master of International Trade Law and Economics
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Tuition and Fees
Students enrolling in the Master of International Trade Law and Economics (MITLE) program will be required to enroll in 24 units of mandatory courses offered by the Gould School of Law and Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, and a minimum of 8 units from a selection of elective courses offered by both schools.
Tuition will be assessed by each school pursuant to USC's tuition policies, accordingly the specific tuition cost will vary depending on the student's enrollment plan. We recommend planning for tuition charges of approximately $75,000 plus mandatory fees to complete the required 32 units for the 2022-2023 academic year.
You should budget an additional $26,780 for living expenses, books and supplies during the nine-month academic year as set forth in the Estimated Cost of Attendance.
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.
The figures below represent the cost for a full academic year. These fees are divided equally between the fall and spring semesters unless otherwise noted.
|Tuition||$2,815 per unit (Gould); $2,137 per unit (Dornsife)|
|USC Health Center Fee||$1,054|
|Graduate & International Programs Fee (Fall only)||$175|
|Graduate Programming Fee||$80|
|Student Bar Association Fee||$50|
|Norman Topping Scholarship Fee||$16|
|USC Health Insurance Plan (Can be waived, if proof of coverage provided)*||$2,116 (fall = $753; spring/summer = $1,363) (these rates are for 2021-22; 2022-23 figures have not yet been released)|
|Tuition Refund Insurance (Optional)||$260 (estimate)|
|Parking Permit (Optional)||$1,000 (estimate)|
|USC Dental Insurance (Optional)||$136 (fall only, but coverage is for the full year)|
*International Students: Please note that most international health insurance plans are not accepted. Thus, most international students purchase the USC Health Insurance Plan. Your insurance plan must meet the minimum requirements to support your visa as well as the criteria listed here.
Note: Your admission commitment deposit will be credited towards your first semester tuition and fees.
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). The FAFSA can be completed as early as October 1 of the year prior to 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 the FAFSA, and have been admitted, you will receive an electronic notification from USC Gould's Office Financial Aid office with additional information and instructions on the federal loan application process. For additional details about the student loan options available to graduate students, please click here.
USC's Office of Financial Aid offers information about private educational loans.
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.
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.
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.