Tuition & Scholarships

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online (EDL online)

Program Tuition Estimate

Tuition for the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online program at USC Rossier is charged each semester by unit. The cost of graduate study plus fees usually increases each year by approximately 3-5%.

The table below reflects estimated tuition only for your time in the program.

Cost of Attendance

Fees are typically charged per semester. First semester graduate students should expect the following:

Tuition Mandatory Fees Other Fees
The 2021-2022 tuition fee is $2,035 per unit. Expect an approximately 3 ‒ 5% tuition increase each year Orientation: new student fee, graduate = $55
(charged first semester only)
Student health insurance. See for fees and waiver information
    Tuition refund insurance. See registration/tuitionrefund.html for rates and opt out instructions.
  Graduate student programming fee = $40
(charged per semester)
  Norman H. Topping student aid fund = $8
(charged per semester)
TOTAL = $2,035 x # of units TOTAL = $103 for full-time students TOTAL = Varies

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online Scholarships

When you submit your application to the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online program, you will be automatically considered for limited USC Rossier scholarships averaging $5,000. Separate applications are not necessary.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, demonstrated dedication to the USC Rossier mission and other distinguishing characteristics. Priority consideration is given to candidates who submit during the early rounds of application deadlines; apply as soon as possible. All scholarships are awarded at the time of admission.

You can also view USC Rossier’s list of other scholarships, fellowships and grants, which may require a separate application. Additionally, the university offers some institutional scholarships.

External Scholarship Opportunities

External scholarships are also available to students pursuing their EdD degree online at USC Rossier.

These awards are given by organizations outside the university that support students whose backgrounds or areas of study align with their mission statements. Each award has its own criteria and requirements.

As a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online student, you may also be eligible for special doctoral fellowships and grants. These are available to USC Rossier students enrolled in a PhD or EdD program.

Other Financing Opportunities

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership online students are eligible to apply for several forms of financial aid. The USC Financial Aid Office will review your application, determine your financial need, and process your Financial Aid Summary consisting primarily of federal loans.

USC participates in a variety of private student loan programs as well, and offers the opportunity for students to apply for institutional scholarships.
For more information on financial aid, visit the financing graduate school page.

You’ll also find useful tips in our blog post, How to Pay for Grad School.