Financing Graduate Study
Estimated Cost of Attending
For the 2012-2013 academic year, the cost per unit is $1,473. Estimated cost information is provided for each program on the Rossier website. Current tuition and fee information can be found in the Schedule of Classes.
The USC Financial Aid Office provides applications and information on need-based financial aid, departmental grants, and graduate assistantships/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
Financing Graduate Study WorkshopsAttend one of the workshops listed here to learn about ways to finance your USC graduate education.
Graduate Employment PositionsUSC's Division of Student Affairs offers a number of graduate employment positions in various campus departments. These part-time positions are open to students admitted to any of USC's graduate and professional programs, although two conditions may exist. First, some departments may make preference for students applying for the ME PASA or ME Educational Counseling program, which prepares graduates for professional positions in the field of student affairs. Second, because of either course-load or internship requirements, some positions may not be available to candidates who are enrolled in particular academic programs. Compensation for these positions varies. To learn more about these positions and to access the online application, visit the Graduate Student Employment Opportunities website. Be sure to visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to answer any questions about graduate employment positions. For further assistance, you may email GradJobs@usc.edu.
If you are interested in teaching in a high need urban school in California, or in subject areas where there are critical teacher shortages, you may be eligible for the APLE program. Under the APLE program, the California Student Aid Commission pays down educational debts that you have incurred as either a graduate or undergraduate student. In exchange for four years of teaching service, the commission will pay your student loan lender between $2,000 and $5,000 per year over a four-year period, up to a maximum of $19,000. For more information, visit the APLE program's website.Student Financial Services website.