If you begin your studies in the 2024-2025 academic year, your tuition for the DSW program will be approximately $92,442, not including fees.

Plan of StudyProgram TypeSemestersTotal UnitsEstimated Tuition
DSW - Standard TrackFull Time942$92,442

Financial Aid

DSW students are eligible to apply for certain types of funding. USC Financial Aid Office will provide you with the details of applying for financial aid, understanding your financial aid award and properly securing all of your loans. Please visit the USC Financial Aid website for detailed information regarding important dates and deadlines as well as downloadable forms to complete your financial aid application. Please note that FAFSA deadlines for students in the on campus program are not applicable to online students.

Federal student aid is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International candidates should explore funding options in their home countries. Many employers offer tuition benefits, including tuition reimbursement and low-cost loans. Based on each candidate’s country of residence, they may also have access to education loans through private lenders. To discuss your funding options, contact an admissions counselor at 855-769-9-DSW. For more information about federal financial aid, visit the USC Financial Aid website.


The Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work does not currently offer scholarships specific to DSW students. However, DSW students may apply for any USC scholarships. Please note that all scholarships are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the scholarships page to see what’s available.

Calculating Your Costs

In order to determine your cost for the year, please reference the 2024-2025 unit charges and multiply the number of units you anticipate enrolling in by the per unit rate, unless you are enrolled in 15-18 units for which you are charged the flat rate. With this, you must add the applicable mandatory fees to your tuition cost to determine your actual fee bill for the year.

2024-2025 Unit Charges

$2,201 per unit rate for students enrolled in 1-14 units.

$33,019 is the flat rate for students enrolled in 15-18 units.

Note: Mandatory fees are estimated at $225 for the 2024-2025 academic year. All units and fees are charged per semester. Mandatory fees do not include books or housing.

2024-2025 Student Health Insurance:

Fall 2024: $1,765
Spring/Summer 2024: $3,388

Visit the USC Student Health Website for updates on the latest insurance rates.

Students enrolled in six units or more will be automatically charged for health insurance. Health care fees are charged twice a year. Students may submit a request to waive the health care charges if they do not wish to participate. More information regarding the waiver criteria can be found here.

  • Your cost of attendance will be determined by USC’s Financial Aid Office (FAO) and will reflect tuition, unit rate or flat rate, and all mandatory fees.
  • Information on applying for federal student aid programs, including student loans and work study, can be found by visiting the USC Financial Aid website.
  • You must apply for scholarships through the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. The school scholarships indicated will be determined separately from the USC FAO and may not be included on your initial financial aid award letter from the FAO.
  • Tuition and fees are charged per semester; all aid is disbursed in halves per semester.
  • A nonrefundable $500 commitment fee is due upon enrollment, and will be applied toward your first semester’s tuition charges.
  • Additional programmatic fees may be applied.
  • All financial aid amounts are subject to change.

DSW Tuition Chart – Standard Track (9 semesters)

SemesterUnitsEstimated TuitionCalculation
16$13,2066 units x $2,201 unit rate
26$13,2066 units x $2,201 unit rate
36$13,2066 units x $2,201 unit rate
46$13,2066 units x $2,201 unit rate
56$13,2066 units x $2,201 unit rate
66$13,2066 units x $2,201 unit rate
72$4,4022 units x $2,201 unit rate
82$4,4022 units x $2,201 unit rate
92$4,4022 units x $2,201 unit rate
Total Semesters: 9Total Units: 42$92,44242 units x $2,201 unit rate