Financing Graduate Study
Estimated Cost of Attendance
The cost per unit for the 2016-2017 academic year is $1,733. View the information in the links below for the estimated cost of attendance by program.
- EDL Financing Information
- OCL Financing Information
- Global EdD Financing Information
- PhD Financing Information
- MAT Financing Information
- TESOL Financing Information
- PASA Financing Information
- EC Financing Information
- LDT Financing Information
- MFT Financing Information
Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants
This page lists sources of financial assistance from the University of Southern California and various external organizations. USC Rossier also awards Dean’s Scholarships and other awards to qualified students upon admission. Visit the page to learn more.
The USC Financial Aid Office provides applications and information on need-based financial aid, departmental grants, and graduate internship/fellowships. USC offers various methods for paying for graduate school including installment plans, tuition pre-payment plans and long-term financing options. For the most up-to-date information on deadlines and application instructions, please visit the Financial Aid website:
- Information for New Students Applying for Need-Based Financial Aid
- Information for Continuing Students Applying for Need-Based Financial Aid
- View the USC FAO’s informational videos detailing the financial aid process
The Office of Student Financial Services
The Office of Student Financial Services provides students with information regarding student accounts, tuition payment plans, campus-based loans, payment options and tax credits. You can reach Student Financial Services by calling (213) 740-7471 or visiting the Student Financial Services website.
Repayment and Loan Forgiveness
Income-Based Repayment (IBR) is a new way to make your federal student loan payments more manageable. And if you’re a teacher or work in government or at a nonprofit (501(c)(3)) organization, you might qualify for a new type of public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) after 10 years of eligible payments and employment.
In 2007, Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. Under this program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their eligible federal student loans after they have made 120 payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers.