Payment Plans

The USC Payment Plan offers students and their approved guest users an option for paying tuition, fees, university housing, meal plans and other university charges in interest-free installments over the course of the term.


  • You must be registered for classes for the upcoming term.
  • Your student account must be current.


  • Log in to and select a plan.
  • Pay a $50 application fee.
  • Make a down payment.
  • Payments must be made via automatic deduction from a U.S. checking or savings.


The number of payments per term depends on the student’s academic program. Most students will make a down payment and four monthly installments per term (August-December or January-May). This payment plan is not available for summer term.

Students in a trimester program (Dental, Law, MBA PM, MS Marketing, Bovard College, MS Master of Science-Nursing and DSW Doctor of Social Work) will make a down payment and three monthly installments per term (August-November, December-March or April-July).

Automatic deductions are processed on the 3rd of each month.

Tip: When setting up the payment plan budget, consider any potential changes to the student account. The payment plan is not adjusted automatically. Payment Plan applications must be renewed every semester.

Changes or Cancellation

If you need to change or cancel your payment plan, use the change request form.

USC reserves the right to cancel your payment plan for failure to make payment when due.