The estimated cost of attendance is provided by USC Financial Aid. Below is additional information about financial aid and scholarships at the School of Architecture.

USC Graduate Estimate of Costs
Financial Aid

USC School of Architecture Merit Based Scholarship

The School of Architecture awards substantial merit scholarships for both domestic and international students. These typically range from 10 to 75 percent of tuition depending on the qualifications of the applicant. All applicants to our programs are automatically evaluated for scholarship consideration based on the application materials submitted. There are no additional forms or applications to submit. 

USC Financial Aid Office

In addition to departmental awards, the USC Office of Financial Aid offers a wide array of ways to pay for college, including installment plans, prepayment plans and long-term financing options. For more information, please visit the USC Office of Financial Aid.

USC International Artist Fellowship

International Artist Fellowships allow emerging artists to work with world-renowned faculty in one of USC’s six preeminent arts schools — Architecture, Cinematic Arts, Dramatic Arts, Fine Arts, Music and Dance, along with the USC Fisher Museum and the USC Pacific Asia Museum.

Fellowship Awards include: 

Tuition, student fees, Travel stipend, University housing and living expenses.

Expenses paid by the fellowship will allow the student to focus on creativity and producing new work. Further, these fellows will have regular and planned opportunities to interact with their peers from the six arts disciplines, as well as dynamic artists working in Los Angeles.

How to be considered: 

All applicants who are admitted into a qualifying USC graduate arts program are automatically considered for the International Artist Fellowship. Consistent with the academic and artistic objectives of the program, positive consideration will be given to applicants from countries of the Pacific Rim, Latin America or South Asia.

For the USC School of Architecture, only admitted students to the Master of Architecture, Master of Advanced Architectural Studies, and Master of Landscape Architecture are eligible for the International Artists Fellowship.

School of Architecture department requirements:

Please outline your educational and/or professional background providing evidence of global dimensions tied to your artistic practice and/or vision. This may include significant international experience beyond your nation of origin, interest in international dialogue and collaboration, or other activities you believe will enhance the USC International Artists Fellowship Program. You will submit this essay in SlideRoom along with your other application and portfolio submission requirements.

For more information, please visit the IAF website.

Additional Financial Assistance Opportunities*

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 

The American Institute of Architecture Students 

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

*We are not responsible for any financial assistance opportunities listed on the above links. These links are only provided as a resource. There are different eligibility requirements, deadlines and contact information that you should take the time to research.