Students are charged tuition on a per-unit basis, and the current rate of tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $2,201 per unit for MAT online and MAT-TESOL online, and $2,244 per unit for OCL Online and SC Online. Total tuition costs will vary depending on a student’s program track.
Tuition and fees typically increase by 3 percent to 5 percent each year. Tuition rates are set by the USC Board of Trustees and typically increase in the fall term. The most current rates can be found here.
Master of Arts in Teaching online Tuition Breakdown
MAT online (28 credits minimum)
Units per term
Cost per term
8 – 10
$17,608 – $22,010
Program Tuition Estimate (Full-Time)
Tuition for the Master of Arts in Teaching online (MAT online) program at USC Rossier is charged each semester.
A $250 nonrefundable deposit to confirm your enrollment. The deposit will be credited to tuition owed.
Up to $3,000 for books, supplies, Internet connectivity and other expenses.
MAT / MAT-TESOL online: Credentialing exam fees, which cost about $300. (Pursuing a credential is optional for MAT–TESOL students. To learn more about credentialing requirements, please visit our MAT-TESOL Admission page.)
OCL online: Two $550 required on-campus immersions (travel and hotel fees not included).
USC offers various methods for paying for graduate school, including installment plans, tuition prepayment plans and long-term financing options. The USC Financial Aid Office (FAO) can help you navigate applying for financial aid, understanding your financial aid award and properly securing all of your loans.
If you are an international student studying in your home country or in the United States on a non-immigrant student visa, you are not eligible for need-based federal student aid programs. You may be eligible to seek employer assistance or scholarship opportunities in your home country.
There are many federal loan forgiveness programs available that encourage teachers to work in high-need schools and subject areas. Learn about the Federal Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers on the Federal Student Aid website.
Students have the opportunity to be considered for a variety of USC Rossier–specific scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded to students with the drive and desire to make a difference. A separate application is not necessary to apply. Learn more about scholarships, fellowships and grants.