There is a $35 application fee to help cover the cost of processing and retaining application documents, therefore this fee cannot be waived.

Admitted Students:

Admitted students will need to submit the non-refundable payments:

- By date specified in offer letter: $1,000 deposit

- By date specified in offer letter: $3,900 or $4,100 balance (for early or regular decision applicants)

Or: Pay the full amount when you accept our offer letter.

Methods of Payment:

  • To pay by credit card, please visit our secure payment portal.
    • Don't forget to select the correct option in the "Payment Description" section as well as the "Amount" section. You may ignore both of the CVV2 fields, even though they are indicated to be mandatory.
    • If you have any technical difficulties with the portal, please call 213-740-6230 and ask for Leticia or Emily to pay by credit card.
  • You may also pay by check (PAYABLE to University of Southern California, NOT to SHINE) by sending them to:

ATTN: SHINE, c/o Dr. Katie Mills,

USC Viterbi School of Engineering,

1042 Downey Way DRB#254,

Los Angeles, CA 90089-1111.

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