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Tuition

Students are charged tuition on a per-unit basis, and the current rate of tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is $2,137 per unit. 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

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MAT online (28 credits minimum)Units per termCost per term
Full-time
8 – 10
$17,096 – $21,370
Part-time
4 – 5
$8,548 – $10,685

Program Tuition Estimate (Full-Time)

Tuition for the Master of Arts in Teaching online (MAT online) program at USC Rossier is charged each semester.

YearEnrolled UnitsTuition
1
20
$42,740
2
8
$17,096

Total (28 Enrolled Units): $59,836

This estimate does not include MAT optional program add-ons, which range from 3–6 units each.

Master of Arts in Teaching TESOL online Tuition Breakdown

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MAT-TESOL online (24 credits minimum)Units per termCost per term
Full-time
8 – 10
$17,096 – $21,370
Part-time
4 – 5
$8,548 – $10,685

Program Tuition Estimate (Full-Time)

Tuition for the Master of Arts in Teaching – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages online (MAT–TESOL online) program at USC Rossier is charged each semester.

YearEnrolled UnitsTuition
1
17
$36,329
2
7
$14,959

Total (24 Enrolled Units): $51,288

This estimate does not include the credential track add-on, which is an additional 4 units.

Master of Education in School Counseling online Tuition Breakdown

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Program Tuition Estimate (Full-time)

Tuition for the Master of Education in School Counseling online (SC online) program at USC Rossier is charged each semester.

YearEnrolled UnitsTuition
1
33
$70,521
2
16
$34,192

Total (49 Enrolled Units): $104,713

Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership online Tuition Breakdown

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Tuition for the EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership online (OCL online) program at USC Rossier is charged each semester.

Advanced Standing (43 units)

YearEnrolled UnitsTuition
1
18
$38,466
2
18
$38,466
3
7
$14,959

Total (43 Enrolled Units): $91,891

Traditional Track (60 units)

YearEnrolled UnitsTuition
1
17
$36,329
2
18
$38,466
3
18
$38,466
4
7
$14,959

Total (60 Enrolled Units): $128,220

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Cost of Attendance

Fees are typically charged per semester.

First-semester graduate students should expect the following:

Tuition (Sample full-time first semester course load)

The 2022-2023 tuition fee is $2,137 per unit.

MAT online: $2,137 x 10 units = $21,370

MAT-TESOL online:
$2,137 x 9 units = $19,233

SC online:
$2,137 x 11 units = $23,507

OCL online Advanced Standing:
$2,137 x 6 units = $12,822

OCL online Traditional Track:
$2,137 x 5 units = $10,685


Mandatory Fees

  • Orientation, new student fee, graduate: $55 (one-time charge)
  • Graduate student programming fee: $20 per semester
  • Norman H. Topping student aid fund: $8 per semester

Total: $83

Health Insurance / Other Fees

Total: Varies

Additional Fees

  • 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).

Total: Varies

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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.

Financial Aid Resources

Financial Aid for International Applicants

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.

To learn more about financing your degree, check with your department or visit the USC financial support page.

Loan Forgiveness

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.

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Scholarships

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.

Learn more about external education-specific grants, fellowships and scholarships that USC Rossier students have earned in the past.