Tuition & Financial Aid

The estimated cost of tuition and fees for an online student who begins the program in the 2020-2021 academic year will vary depending upon the specific course of study.

Please select your program of interest for specific tuition information:

Financial Aid

The University of Southern California Financial Aid Office will provide you with the details of applying for financial aid, understanding your financial aid award and properly securing all of your loans. Please visit the USC Financial Aid Office (FAO) website for detailed information regarding dates and deadlines.

International Applicants

International students coming to the United States on non-immigrant student visas are not eligible for need-based financial aid. However, you may be eligible for a fellowship and/or scholarship from your academic department or professional school, or another private scholarship. Click here for more information on financing your degree or check with your department and visit USC's Financial Support page.


Students have the opportunity to be considered for a variety of USC Rossier–specific teaching scholarships. Granted in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $7,500, these scholarships will be awarded to aspiring teachers and current educators with the drive and desire to make a difference in education. A separate application is not necessary to apply.

For a list of education-specific grants, fellowships and scholarships that USC Rossier students have used in the past, visit our scholarships page.

Loan Forgiveness

Many USC Rossier students take federal loans to help pay tuition and fees for our programs. Fortunately, there are many federal loan forgiveness programs available that encourage teachers to work in high-need schools and subjects areas.

Learn about Federal Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers.