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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $3,005
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    NO
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
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University of Southern California

University of Southern California is a 4-year, private university located in Los Angeles, CA. Students at University of Southern California can enroll in bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate degree programs.

University of Southern California Military & Veteran Support Programs

USC offers the following veteran and military support programs: 

Is University of Southern California a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, USC is a GI Bill approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the GI Bill.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is University of Southern California a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes, USC is a Yellow Ribbon school.

Eligible military and veteran students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero tuition costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is 100% covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does University of Southern California offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

Yes, USC offers Yellow Ribbon funding for master’s programs.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred advanced degree program is in fact covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

What are University of Southern California’s tuition rates for military and veterans?

USC’s tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour. This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

What are University of Southern California’s online tuition rates for military and veterans?

USC’s tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour.  This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does University of Southern California offer online degree programs?

Yes, USC offers online degree programs. 

Is University of Southern California approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, USC is approved for Tuition Assistance.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does University of Southern California offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes, USC has master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding.  

Eligible active military students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is University of Southern California a MyCAA school?

Yes, USC is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) approved school. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Message from University of Southern California

When the University of Southern California opened in 1880, Los Angeles still lacked paved streets and electric lights. Today, our city is a global center for the arts, technology and intercontinental trade, and USC is a world-renowned private research institution enrolling more international students than any other U.S. university and operating an integrated academic medical center that serves more than a million patients each year.

History of The University of Southern California 

In 1880, USC formally opened their doors with 53 students, a college of liberal arts, a university band, and a debate team. In 1884, they held their first commencement with three students. In 1885, USC’s college of medicine, which was the first one in Southern California, opened. In 1888 they played their first football game, in 1892, the first school newspaper, the University Rostrum appeared, and in 1896, the law school began. 

In 1909, USC’s Department of Education opened, and during WWII, USC was one of the 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program, which offered students a path to a Navy commission. In 1952, the Health Sciences campus was opened, in 1968, they launched the “Urban Semester” program, and in 1984, the University Park campus was the site of the 84’ Los Angeles Olympics.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 54,259
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 25,162
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 29,097
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $3,005
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    YES
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    NO
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    NO
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    NO

    Yellow Ribbon Detail

  • Degree level
    All
  • Arts & Technology & Business
  • Amount
    $5,000.00
  • Number
    3
  • Degree level
    All
  • All
  • Amount
    Unlimited
  • Number
    Unlimited
  • Degree level
    All
  • Business
  • Amount
    $10,000.00
  • Number
    Unlimited
  • Degree level
    All
  • Dentistry
  • Amount
    $10,000.00
  • Number
    3
  • Degree level
    All
  • Education
  • Amount
    $10,000.00
  • Number
    15
  • Degree level
    All
  • Engineering
  • Amount
    $10,000.00
  • Number
    Unlimited
  • Degree level
    All
  • Gerontology
  • Amount
    $10,000.00
  • Number
    2
  • Degree level
    All
  • Law
  • Amount
    Unlimited
  • Number
    10
  • Degree level
    All
  • Medical
  • Amount
    $10,000.00
  • Number
    5
  • Degree level
    All
  • Music
  • Amount
    $10,000.00
  • Number
    1
  • Degree level
    All
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Amount
    $10,000.00
  • Number
    2
  • Degree level
    All
  • Public Policy
  • Amount
    $10,000.00
  • Number
    18
  • Degree level
    All
  • Social Work
  • Amount
    $8,000.00
  • Number
    90
  • Degree level
    All
  • Spatial Sciences
  • Amount
    $9,000.00
  • Number
    4
  • Degree level
    Graduate
  • All
  • Amount
    $10,000.00
  • Number
    Unlimited
  • Degree level
    Graduate
  • All
  • Amount
    $10,000.00
  • Number
    Unlimited
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $54,259
    In State
    $54,259
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $39,984
    In State
    $39,984
    Out of State
  • Textbooks
    $1,200
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 200
Student Population
  • Student Count
    18,557
    Undergraduate
    23,714
    Graduate
    1,329
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    47.9%
    Population
  • Female
    52.1%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Private
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    No
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    710
    SAT Math
    670
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    31
    ACT
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