Mandatory Fee

USC Orientation Programs

Mandatory Fee

Mandatory Fee

All new students are assessed a one-time mandatory New Student fee in their first semester of enrollment, in addition to tuition charges and other fees. The mandatory New Student fee covers attendance at the Orientation session as well as special services and programs that new students have access to during their first year, including welcome programs, extended Orientation activities, first-year experience programs, and university publications.

The current fee, referred to as the New Student fee, is $350 for undergraduate students, and is included in the estimated cost of attendance that the Financial Aid Office uses to determine financial aid eligibility. It is not refundable.