Tuition & Financial Aid

Students are charged tuition on a per-unit basis, and the current rate of tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year is $2,201 per unit. Students in the Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner program are required to complete 50 units (52 with the Bridge Course), totaling $110,050 under current tuition rates. Note: The 2-credit Bridge Course does not qualify for federal student aid. The cost of the Bridge Course is $4,402 for the 2024-2025 academic year. Please keep in mind that tuition rates are re-evaluated each year.

Mandatory Fees

There are additional costs for terms in which On-Campus Intensives occur.

Below are estimated tuition rates for both the five-semester and the eight-semester tracks.

SemesterUnitsEstimated Tuition / Program FeesCalculation
110$22,01010 x $2,201 per unit rate
29$19,8099 x $2,201 per unit rate
311$24,21111 x $2,201 per unit rate
49$19,8099 x $2,201 per unit rate
511$24,21111 x $2,201 per unit rate

Total Units: 50
Estimated Tuition / Program Fees: $110,050

SemesterUnitsEstimated Tuition / Program FeesCalculation
17$15,4077 x $2,201 per unit rate
26$13,2066 x $2,201 per unit rate
36$13,2066 x $2,201 per unit rate
46$13,2066 x $2,201 per unit rate
58$13,2068 x $2,201 per unit rate
66$13,2066 x $2,201 per unit rate
75$11,0055 x $2,201 per unit rate
86$13,2066 x $2,201 per unit rate

Total Units: 50
Estimated Tuition / Program Fees: $110,050


All quoted tuition rates are based on 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change without notice.

  • Your cost of attendance will be determined by the USC Financial Aid Office and will reflect tuition, all mandatory fees and, in some cases, certain allowances for living expenses.
  • You must apply for federal loans and work study through the USC Financial Aid Office (FAO).
  • You must apply for nursing scholarships through the Department of Nursing. Department of Nursing scholarships are determined separately from the USC FAO and, therefore, may not be included on your initial financial aid award letter from the USC 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.

Potential Placement Costs

Additional costs may be incurred depending on your specific placement site.

These costs can include but are not limited to:

  • Transportation
  • Parking at your placement site
  • Materials required by your placement site
  • Accommodations if you have chosen to accept a placement site further than 100 miles from your home

More information will be provided on specific costs associated with your placement site once a site has been confirmed.

Financing Your Degree

The University of Southern California Financial Aid Office (FAO) will provide you with the information you need about financial aid eligibility and how to apply. The FAO can also explain your reward letter and speak with you about how to secure your student loans.

Visit the FAO website for detailed information regarding dates and deadlines and to find downloadable forms you will need to complete for USC to process your financial aid application.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Students eligible for the Post-911 G.I. Bill who meet the specified criteria can earn tuition awards of up to $20,000 through a matched scholarship program with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information about receiving Yellow Ribbon or other VA Benefits, please visit the USC Office of Academic Records and Registrar.

For questions about the scholarship programs, please find information about contacting us here.

Federal student aid is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Many employers offer tuition benefits, including tuition reimbursement and low-cost loans.

Student Health Insurance

The university requires that all students have supplemental health insurance to help cover the cost of health care that cannot be obtained at the health center, especially in emergency situations where hospitalization may be required. Enrollment in the USC student health plan will only be waived and the premium charge removed from the fee bill if documented proof of health coverage from another plan is presented using the online waiver application.