USC IBEAR 44 Class

Cost & Financial Aid

Program Cost


Tuition and program fees for IBEAR 44 (2021/22) is $126,552.

Tuition Fee
Program Fee


$117,152 ($2092/unit x 56 units)
$6,000 Program Fee

$3,400 IELP Fee
$126,552 (Tuition,Program Fee & IELP Fee)

*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 partial tuition award to a Korean national or Korean-American or to a self-sponsored participant focused on a career in global supply chain/logistics. 

Honjo Foundation/Jack G. Lewis Scholarship: One partial tuition award to a self-sponsored participant of Japanese heritage.


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 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 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.

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
  • Domestic checks/drafts (drawn on US banks)
  • Credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover)
USC Cashier's Office

Located in the USC Credit Union branch at Student Union, Room 106 (facing the Tutor Campus Center)
Tel: (213) 740-7147


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

  • Domestic checks/drafts (drawn on US banks)
  • Credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover)

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
File #51158
Los Angeles, CA 90074-1158

Wire Transfer Use this wire account:

Bank of America
Money Transfer Service
100 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001

Transit Routing Number 0260-0959-3
Beneficiary Name: University of Southern California
Account Number: 1459-8-08242
Reference: IBEAR Program
Phone: 213-740-7140

International wires:

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.


IMPORTANT: Please include student name and 10-digit USC ID on all remittances.

Please email a copy of your confirmation to:
Attn: Diana Kurdian

Re: Wire Transfer Confirmation