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Darla Moore School of Business


Tuition and Fees

To assess the full cost of the program, take into consideration tuition, program specific fees, special fees and the funding package offered by the Moore School’s Ph.D. programs.


Funding Package

Students enrolled in either the Ph.D. in Economics or the Ph.D. in Business Administration program receive the following funding support from the Moore School:

Tuition: All entering Ph.D. students who are not sponsored by a private or government entity receive a 100 percent tuition supplement covering tuition for all courses approved on the student’s Program of Study, not to exceed the general program requirement of 48 credit hours of coursework and 12 credit hours of dissertation preparation courses.

Insurance: All Ph.D. students are, in most cases, required to have health insurance while enrolled in the University. When this is the case, and for up to five years of enrollment in the program, students who choose to enroll in USC’s sponsored insurance receive a 100 percent subsidy, effectively covering the cost of insurance. Students who choose to use their own insurance to comply with this requirement don’t receive this funding.

Graduate Assistantship (GA): All entering students are expected to have a research or teaching graduate assistantship for which students receive a competitive stipend. GA responsibilities may include supporting faculty on research or on teaching activities (i.e. grading, class preparation). Responsibilities may also include teaching a course at the undergraduate level. Specific stipend amounts and disbursement schedules may vary by department; information which is provided at the time of admission to the program.


Tuition and Fees – Academic Year 2018-2019
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Whether you’re enrolled in the Ph.D. in Economics or the Ph.D. in Business Administration, tuition is calculated at the per-credit-hour rate valid and approved for the academic year. Other program and special fees apply. Rates for the following academic year are updated every summer approaching the start of the new academic year.

Tuition | Assessed Per-Credit Hour

As per Funding Package section above, most students receive a 100 percent tuition supplement covering tuition for all courses approved on the student’s Program of Study, not to exceed the general program requirement of 48 credit hours of coursework and 12 credit hours of dissertation preparation courses. Tuition Fees do apply should student exceed these parameters.

Student Type

Full-Time

Part-Time

South Carolina Resident

6,825.00

568.75

Non-resident

14,598.00

1,216.50

Health Insurance | Assessed Fall and Spring/Summer semesters

As per Funding Package section above, students who choose to enroll in USC’s sponsored insurance do not pay for insurance for up to five years of enrollment in the program, regardless of GA status. Fees do apply after 5 years of enrollment (if applicable).

Semester

Amount
(Student with GA)*

Amount
(Student without GA)*

Coverage Period

Fall Semester

449

869

August 1 - December 31

Spring and Summer Semesters
(Billed in one installment)

598

1,178

January 1 – July 31

Special Fees | Assessed Per Semester

Subject

Amount

Student Health Center Fee (9-11 credit hours)*

$190 / Semester (Fall, Spring)

Student Health Center Fee (6 to 8 credit hours)*

$127 / Semester (Fall, Spring)

Health Center (Graduate Assistant enrolled in less than 12 hours)*

$190 / Semester (Fall, Spring)

Technology Fee (Full-Time Students)

$200 / Semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Technology Fee (Part-Time Student)

$17 / Credit Hour (Fall, Spring, Summer)

International Student Fee 

$200 / Semester (Fall and Spring only)

* This fee is different from the Health Insurance Fee mentioned above under Funding Package. All students within 
   these parameters are required to pay the Student Health Center Fee. For information regarding services provided   
   by the Health Center, please visit:
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Special Fees | Non-Recurring (one-time fee)

Subject

Amount

Application Fee

$100

Matriculation Fee

$80

Enrollment Deposit (non-refundable. Reimbursed, if enrolled, at start of first semester)

$250

Anticipated Living Expenses

Costs listed below are provided as estimates only.

Subject

Amount

Notes

Housing

$7000 / calendar year

Estimate based on one student sharing a two bedroom apartment with one other person for one calendar year.

Books

$1,400 / calendar year

 

Food

$3,000 / calendar year

Students may choose to purchase a prepaid meal plan to eat at university dining facilities. The full-meal plan (21 meals per week) costs $2,100 per academic year.

Personal Expenses

$3,321/ calendar year

Includes routine medical and dental costs, clothes, laundry, transportation, recreation and personal expenses.

Dependent Family Member (Spouse)

$2,500 / calendar year

 

Dependent Family Members (Each Child)

$2,000 / calendar year

 

* All program, tuition, and university fees are subject to change without notice upon mandate of the University Board of Trustees. Tuition fees do not include additional university fees (see special fees and non-recurring fees listed above). Cost-of-living and travel expenses vary by individual and are provided as a general reference only.