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.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Total|
|Tuition & Fees||$35,910||$33,915||$15,960||$85,785|
Cost of Attendance
Fees are typically charged per semester. First semester graduate students should expect the following:
|Tuition||Mandatory Fees||Other Fees|
|The 2020-2021 tuition fee is $1,995 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 engemannshc.usc.edu for fees and waiver information|
| Student health service fee = $407
(charged to students with 6 units or more every semester; waived with proof of health insurance)
|Parking fees (monthly, semester, and daily rates available) transnet.usc.edu/index.php/parking-rates|
| Graduate student programming fee = $43
(charged per semester)
|Tuition refund insurance. See arr.usc.edu/services/ registration/tuitionrefund.html for rates and opt out instructions.|
| Norman H. Topping student aid fund = $8
(charged per semester)
|TOTAL = $1,995 x # of units||TOTAL = $513.00 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.