University of Southern California

Cost & Financial Aid

Program Cost

The estimated total tuition and fees for IBEAR XXXVII is $96,564 and estimated living expenses of $25,000. Please be aware that living expenses can vary greatly, depending on where in Los Angeles you live and your choice of accommodation (in shared housing or on your own). You may plan to pay by bank draft, check, credit card (Visa/Mastercard/Discover), or wire transfer. Checks should be made payable to USC and sent to the IBEAR Program.

If you plan to use wire transfer to make your payment, please use the following Bank of America USC Wire Account:

For International Wires: SWIFT: BOFAUS3N

Bank name: Bank of America
Money Transfer Service
100 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
ABA number: 0260–0959–3
Beneficiary Name: University of Southern California
Account Number: 1459–8–08242
Reference: IBEAR Program
Phone: (213-740-7140)
Attn: Diana Kurdian

Student Name: _____________________________________

Student USC – ID: __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ - __ __

Please note that USC's wire transfer fee of $12.50* must be added to, over and above, the total amount of payment. If the 'sending' bank also charges for wire transfers you will need to add their fee as well.

If you must depend on money from abroad for your expenses while enrolled at USC, we urge you to become familiar with the foreign exchange requirements of your country and the procedures to follow. It is important that you make arrangements in advance in order to have the necessary funds available throughout the year.


Tuition Fee
Program Fee

$ 92,064 ($1,644 unit x 56 units)
$4,500 Program Fee *
$96,564 (Tuition & Program Fee)

Schedule of Payments 1. Terms 1 & 2 (Fall 2014)

Amount: $44,388 ($1,644 x 27 units)

Due Date: August 2014

2. Terms 3 & 4 (Spring 2015)

Amount: $34,524 ($1,644 x 21 units)

Due Date: January 2015

3. Terms 5 (Summer 2015)

Amount: $13,524 ($1,644 x 8 units)

Due Date: April 2015
Payment Options Description Contact Person/Office
In-Person If you wish to pay in-person, please bring all checks or credit card information to Diana Kurdian’s Office in JKP 310:
¨If payment by check, please issue check to USC-IBEAR
¨If you wish, you may email credit card information directly to Diana Kurdian
Diana Kurdian
Stonier Hall
STO 302
Tel: (213) 740-7138
Wire Transfer Remit by wire to:

Bank of America
Money Transfer Service
100 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
Transit Routing Number 0260-0959-3
Account Number: 1459-8-08242
Beneficiary Name: University of Southern California
International wires:
Reference: IBEAR Program
Telephone: 213-740-7140

Please fax your bank transfer confirmation to:

Attention: Diana Kurdian

Fax Number :213-740-7559

To verify the status of your wire
transfer contact:
USC Cashier’s Office


To pay online, please visit Your PIN is your 6-digit birthday (Month/Day/Year). If you have trouble or need to reset your password, visit accepts the following payment methods:

  • Checking/Savings Account Transfers
  • Credit Cards

USC Cashier’s Office
University Park Campus
1025 West 34th Street
KOK 200
Tel: (213) 740-7471


Three types of loans are available to finance your MBA — Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Granduate PLUS Loans and private student loans. If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, we recommend that you apply for Federal Stafford Loans first, because they offer favorable interest rates and origination fees. International students are not eligible for this loan program.

Federal Stafford Loan. There are two types, subsidized and unsubsidized. For subsidized Stafford Loans, the federal government pays the interest while you are in school and during authorized deferment and grace periods. For the unsubsidized Stafford Loans, deferred interest is capitalized (added to the principal) at repayment. For more information, visit

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. Graduate and professional students may wish to consider this low-interest, credit -based federal loan to cover their expenses. You must first exhaust your full Federal Stafford Loan eligibility to be considered for this loan.

Private Loan. Private loans are available to both domestic and international applicants. You should be aware that interest rates and fees vary significantly among lending institutions. International applicants may be required to have a U.S. citizen co-sign the loan.