Tuition & Funding

Online MBA

Financing Your MBA

Earning your Online MBA at Marshall School of Business is a considerable investment, but the experience and knowledge you receive will be well worth it. As you plan for the future, explore how financial aid and scholarship opportunities can make your education more affordable.

Expense Overview

Total Tuition (split across five semesters) $106,596
Program Fee (includes residential intensive lodging and most meals and course materials) $3,750
Textbooks $2,000 
Student Health Insurance (may be waived if students already have eligible, comprehensive health insurance) $2,740 
Travel for Residential Intensive Week Cost will vary. Travel must be arranged by student.
Total (estimated) $112,346

All costs listed are estimated. Admitted students will be required to pay a $2,500 commitment deposit to secure their place in the program, which will be applied toward tuition expenses.


Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Follow the steps below to kick-start your financial aid application, or visit the USC Graduate Financial Aid website for additional instructions and detailed information about the financial aid process.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    •  Enter USC’s federal code (001328) on the application to ensure information is sent to the university.
  2. Submit USC’s required Financial Aid Supplement form via youSC.
    •   Indicate the number of units you will take per semester (10-13 units). The enrollment units you select in this form must match your actual enrolled units for your financial aid to be properly disbursed.
  3. Submit any additional information requested by the Financial Aid Office.
    • As the Financial Aid office processes your information, you may be asked to submit supplemental information. Please submit any requested information within 10 business days.
  4. Complete your Loan Request Forms.
    • If you plan to borrow a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, you must Complete the Federal Direct Loan Request form via youSC.
    • If you plan to borrow a Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan, you must complete the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Request by visiting
    • For more information about the loan programs, visit
  5. Check the status of your loan application(s).
    • Submit required documents and view the status of your Financial Aid application through the FAST portal via youSC.

Types of Financial Aid

The U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid provides students with federal loans to help pay for graduate studies. Please visit or for more information about the program and its benefits.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized (Stafford Loans) Graduate students may borrow up to a maximum of $20,500 per academic year at a fixed interest rate, regardless of financial need.
Graduate and Professional Student Federal Plus Loan Graduate students may borrow remaining amount needed if Stafford loans do not cover the full expense amount.

Payment Options

Payment Plans

USC offers payment plans that allow students to pay for tuition, fees and other university charges in interest-free installments over the course of the term. Learn more about payment options at the Student Financial Services website.

Employer Reimbursement

Defer payment of up to 90% tuition through employer reimbursement. Learn more about eligibility and steps to apply.


OMBA Program Scholarships

The USC Online MBA Program offers merit-based scholarships, ranging from $5,000-$20,000. Students must submit their OMBA application by the scholarship deadline to be considered for an OMBA Program Scholarship (no additional application is required).

Scholarships are awarded based upon professional experience, leadership skills, academic merit, test scores and factors that will enhance the Online MBA and greater USC Marshall community.

Forté Foundation

USC Marshall School of Business is a proud Forté Foundation Business School Sponsor. As part of our commitment to helping women advance their business education, the school considers all female students for the Forté Fellows Program upon acceptance into the OMBA program. Forté Fellow recipients receive a $20,000 scholarship.

Connect With USC Marshall School of Business:

Phone:(213) 821-6800

Recognized and Acclaimed

The Online MBA holds a top-5 ranking from U.S. News & World Report, earned a Top-3 ranking from Poets & Quants for best online MBA program and reached top-5 in both the World University Rankings of global online MBA programs from QS and the list of Top Online MBA programs from The Princeton Review. The program's curriculum designers have been honored by the Online Learning Consortium and its video content has earned two Telly Awards. USC Marshall is accredited by AACSB, a longstanding quality benchmark for business schools.