USC IBEAR 44 Class

Cost & Financial Aid

Program Cost


Tuition, program, IELP & Mandatory fees for the current IBEAR MBA-45 (2022/23) is $132,351.

Tuition Fee
Program Fee


Mandatory Fees

$6,000 Program Fee

$3,400 International Experiential Learning Program (IELP) Fee

$1,223 (includes USC Central Services & Student Health Center Fees
$132,351 (Tuition, Program Fee, IELP Fee & Mandatory Fees)

*USC IBEAR MBA Participants pay the same IELP as other Marshall MBA students


IBEAR provides merit scholarships for highly-qualified international and U.S. applicants. Scholarship decisions are based on academic and leadership potential. Scholarship recipients demonstrate very strong academic performance, consistently high test scores, as well as a strong career trajectory. They are expected to be leaders in the IBEAR MBA program. You may indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for a scholarship. The amount awarded is contingent on the qualifications of the applicant. Only self-sponsored applicants are eligible.

IBEAR Global Business Fellow awards tuition scholarships to high potential self-sponsored international and U.S. Candidates.

Hanjin/Korean Air Scholarship: One or two partial tuition awards to a Korean national or Korean-American or to  self-sponsored participants focused on a career in global supply chain/logistics. 

Honjo Foundation/Jack G. Lewis Scholarship: One partial tuition awards to  self-sponsored participants of Japanese heritage.


Three types of loans are available to finance your MBA — Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Graduate 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 the Federal Stafford loan program. International students often obtain loans from private lenders, which they approach and work with directly.

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.

How to Pay

You may plan to pay online, by check, or wire transfer. Checks should be made payable to USC and sent to the IBEAR MBA Program.

Payment Options Description Contact Person/Office

If you wish to pay in-person, please go to the Cashier's Office. They accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash (in U.S. Dollars only)
  • Make Check, money order or cashier's check payable to University of Southern California. Must be in U.S. Dollars only.


* The USC Cashier's Office is located in the USC Credit Union branch at Student Union Room 106 (facing the Tutor Campus Center)

USC Credit Union

Student Union, 106




For payments by mail, USC accepts the following payment methods:

  • Domestic checks/drafts (drawn on US banks)

Please be sure to write your 9-digit student ID number and your full name, exactly as shown on your USC card, to insure that your payment is credited to the proper account.

To prevent late fees, your mail payment must arrive by USC's tuition settlement deadline.

Please send your payment (in US $) to:

USC Cashier's Office
620 W.McCarthy Way, Suite 21,

Los Angeles, CA 90089

Wire Transfer

For more information, visit the Student Financial Services / Wire Transfer website:


Pay Online:

USC is the university's secure electronic service for managing your student account. it offers the fastest and simplest form of payment. To set up visit:

Company-Sponsored Students:

if you are sponsored by a company or government agency, contact USC  Agency Billing as soon as possible to make payment arrangements. Visit USC Agency Billing website at