School of Information Science Student Tuition and Fees* (2023-2024)
|Campus and Tuition Type||Hourly Rate|
|Residents taking 12-16 hours - $6,144|
|Non-residents taking 12-16 hours - $17,267|
|Cybersecurity Certification Fee per course (ISCI340)||$75|
|CIC Program Fee (charged each semester) ‐ $360 enrolled in 12+ hours||$30|
|Resident (a SC resident living in SC while enrolled)||$572.25|
|Cohort Rate (online, out of state students)||$692.25|
|Non-resident (a non-SC resident living in SC while enrolled)||$1,240|
|South Carolina Certified Teacher Rate||$515|
|Non-Resident SC Certified Teacher Rate**||$620|
|CIC Program Fee (charged each semester) ‐ $528 enrolled in 12+ hours||$44|
|USC Matriculation Fee (one-time charge)||$80|
|USC Technology Fee||$17/credit hour|
* Tuition and fees are subject to change; visit the Bursar’s website for more information on special tuition rates and for rates/fees associated with enrollment in 12 or more hours.
** The Non-Resident SC Certified teacher rate is for teachers who hold a valid South Carolina teaching certificate and who have a teaching contract and teach in a South Carolina public school but who are not SC residents.
You may be charged a student health fee. Students taking 6 or more hours on campus will be charged a fee. For more information, visit the University Health Services website. If you are a Distributed Learning student and have questions about the student health fee, contact the Distributed Learning office.
USC-Columbia Students Must Have Health Insurance
*Proof of Health Insurance applies to: Undergraduates taking six hours or more and paying the student health fee, graduate students taking six hours or more, graduate students with assistantships, USC School of Medicine students enrolled in in 1 or more hours and all international students.
Student Health Insurance Plan
The Student Health Insurance Plan is an excellent match for students. It offers comprehensive benefits, low premiums, low co-pays and zero on-campus deductibles. The plan also covers mental health, vision and dental services.