Tuition & Financial Aid

Students are charged tuition on a per-unit basis, and the current rate of tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $1,928 per credit. Students in the Master of Education in School Counseling online program are required to complete 49 credits, totaling $94,472 under current tuition rates. Please keep in mind that tuition rates are re-evaluated each year.

Tuition and fees typically increase each year by 3 to 5 percent, which is the average annual tuition increase over the past five years. Please keep in mind that tuition rates are set by the USC Board of Trustees and typically increase each year in the fall term.

Additional Fees

Students can expect to spend up to $3,000 for books, supplies, Internet connectivity and expenses related to the credentialing process.

Admitted applicants are required to submit a $250 nonrefundable deposit to confirm their enrollment for the term in which they applied. The deposit will be credited to tuition owed in the first term of enrollment.

Health Insurance

USC requires that all students carry comprehensive health insurance, either through USC or an alternate provider. Detailed information on this requirement and on the USC Health Plan for Online Students, including costs, may be found online at the USC Engemann Student Health Center.

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.


Students have the opportunity to be considered for a variety of USC Rossier-specific school counseling scholarships. Granted in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $7,500, these scholarships will be awarded to aspiring school counselors with the drive to make a difference in students' lives. 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.