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International Accelerator Program

Costs Overview

Tuition and fees listed vary by program length and are subject to change. All costs displayed in U.S. dollars.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Fee Cost for Two Semesters Cost for Three Semesters
Tuition $33,523 $37,740
Fees $1,635 $3,237
Health Insurance $2,000 $2,000
Total  $37,158 $42,977

NOTE: Prices are shown per the duration of the program in which a student may enter (two ot three semesters). Fees include technology fee, lab fees, immigration fees, application, orientation and testing fees; cultural and academic support. Department-specific fees are charged for Direct Admission students who are enrolled in many majors and vary from $200 to $1500 per semester. Pre-sessional tuition is charged for each semester enrolled and includes all fees; insurance, housing and dining listed are full year prices. 

Housing Breakdown

Given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and the heightened awareness they have brought related students’ health and safety, all students will be placed in YOUnion apartments for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms. YOUnion apartments feature private bedrooms with private bathrooms and each kitchen and living area is only shared by two students. These units give students the greatest control over their personal living space.

Housing Option Description  Cost
Entering Fall 2020
Entering Spring 2021
YOUnion Apartment (near-campus)

Private bedroom and bathroom

Full living room and kitchen- Upscale amenities 

Two semesters: $11,732

Three semesters:  $16,053

Two semesters: $10,187

Three semesters: N/A


Dining Breakdown

Meal plans are required for fall and spring semesters. USC offers three options to choose from. Options may include additional “CAROLINA CA$H” according to the plan in effect during that semester. During the summer, there is no meal plan offered. Prices are shown per semester and are subject to change.

Meal Plan Fall 2020 Spring 2021
5 meals per week $897 $897
10 meals per week   $1,915 $1,915
14 meals per week $2,120 $2,120 

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