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USC to hike tuition 3.5% whether or not classrooms reopen

Posted at 7:08 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 10:08:26-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of Southern California will increase tuition 3.5% for the 2020-2021 academic year whether or not it holds most classes online.

Annenberg Media, a student-led news service, reports Thursday that undergraduate tuition will be set at $59,260, an increase of $2,004.

In a statement, the school says trustees approved the hike before the coronavirus outbreak that closed classrooms this spring.

The school hasn't decided yet whether it can reopen any in-person classes for the fall semester.

The school has said its looking at safety measures such as virus testing and physically distancing students.