USC Announces Tuition Increase Amid College Admissions Scandal

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The USC campus outside Bovard Hall is seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

The USC campus outside Bovard Hall is seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

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Undergraduate tuition at USC will total $57,256 in the coming school year, a 3.5% increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2019-20 academic year, the university announced Monday.

The USC Board of Trustees approved the increase, which the university said is one of the smallest increases in 50 years.

The announcement comes about a week after news broke that USC was one of several elite universities across the country ensnared in a massive college cheating scandal.

USC Senior Associate Athletic Director Donna Heinel and men’s and women’s water polo coach Jovan Vavic were both fired after allegations came to light that they’d received bribes in exchange for helping children not being recruited as athletes get into USC as athletes.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

Editor’s note: USC initially announced in a news release that tuition and fees will increase to $57,256 in the next school year, but later clarified that the figure only reflects tuition – and does not include additional fees. The lead of this story has been updated to exclude the phrase “and fees.” 

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