Postdoc Tuition Remission Program

All postdoctoral scholars on the Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan are entitled to receive up to 20 units of tuition remission for training-related coursework at USC, not to exceed four units in any one semester. Postdoctoral scholars should secure approval of the faculty mentor and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, which will handle the registration process.

To register for a course, please download, complete, and submit the forms below to by registration deadlines published in the Schedule of Classes.

  1. Tuition Remission Form
  2. Your IDP

The Tuition Remission program only covers the cost of tuition. Postdocs are responsible for the following fees:

  • lab and/or access fees, readers and other course materials
  • Norman Topping Fee
  • USC Student Services Fee
  • Optional: Graduate Programming Fee
  • Paying for the USC Graduate Programming Fee
    • makes you eligible to apply for the USC GSG Travel Grant Program
    • allows you to participate in the subsidized Metro TAP card (reduced-fare passes) program
    • gives you access to USC GSG Free legal counseling services


  • is a postdoc placeholder course that you should be registered for every semester during your appointment at USC
  • it triggers your access to university resources: libraries, journals, the Lyon center, etc.
  • qualifies you for loan deferment

1098 Forms

USC provides IRS Form *1098-T* to students with qualified tuition and fees or financial aid posted to their student accounts during the calendar year just ended. This form is used to document education tax credits on United States federal income tax returns. More info here.

To download your forms:

  • log into the OASIS service on MyUSC
  • go to the Financial Information menu and click on “1098T (ECSI)“.
    Or, you may login directly to ECSI at where you will be asked to provide your student ID and email information. The school code for USC is “HT.”
  • For assistance using ECSI, call 866-428-1098.