Updated Policy on Credit Card Payments for Tuition and Fees

USC has updated its policy regarding the use of credit cards/debit cards for the payment of tuition and fees.  Over time, it has become more difficult for colleges and universities to absorb rising credit card fees.  Public universities can require card holders to pay convenience fees, but in California, private institutions are prohibited by state law from charging those fees when credit cards/debit cards are used to make tuition payments.

Beginning July 1, 2020, credit cards/debit cards will no longer be accepted for payment of tuition, fees and other charges associated with student accounts.

We offer several payment methods, including:

  • Electronic check / ACH payment: transfer funds to USC from your checking or savings account.
  • USC Payment Plan: By using the USC Payment Plan, you can pay tuition, fees, university housing, meal plans and other charges in interest-free installments over the course of the semester.
  • Pay by mail: You may send checks payable to “University of Southern California” to

University of Southern California
620 West McCarthy Way, Suite 21
Los Angeles, CA 90089

  • Wire transfer: Flywire and Western Union Business Solutions can be used for domestic or international wire payments.
    • For International Students: Flywire can be used for international wire payments and will also accept Union Pay, Alipay and other forms of payment.  This method may save you money on exchange rates and allow for preferred choice of currency.

We are here to help answer any questions you may have about each payment option.  Representatives are available by phone or email.  Please visit the Student Financial Services website for more information.