Tuition & Financial Aid

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The table below reflects the estimated cost of beginning the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EDL) program in fall 2019. Estimated tuition is based on the 2018-2019 rate of tuition of $1,863 per unit and estimated fees for the 2018-2019 academic year. Fees include the USC student health insurance plan, the USC student center health fee, the Norman H. Topping Student Aid fund, the graduate programing fee and dissertation fee. Enrollment in the USC student health insurance plan may be waived if you are covered by a comprehensive insurance plan that meets the university’s requirements.

Tuition and fees typically increase 3-5% each year, beginning with the fall term each year. The estimated cost does not include books, housing, parking or projected increases. For a break down of tuition and fees, visit the USC catalogue page.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Total
Enrolled Units 18 17 8 43
Tuition & Fees $36,619 $34,701 $18,084 $89,404

Scholarships

As an applicant for the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EDL) program, you will be automatically considered for limited USC Rossier scholarships averaging $5,000. There is no need to submit a separate application. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated dedication to the USC Rossier mission and other distinguishing characteristics. Candidates who complete an application in deadline rounds one or two will receive primary consideration. All scholarships are awarded at the time of admission.

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

Financial Aid

As an applicant for the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EDL) program, you are eligible to apply for several forms of financial aid. After you apply, the USC Financial Aid Office will determine your financial need and process your Financial Aid Summary which will consist mostly of federal loans. In addition, USC participates in a variety of private student loan programs and offers the opportunity for students to apply for institutional scholarships. The USC Rossier School of Education also offers program-specific and education-related scholarships, fellowships and grants. For more information on financial aid, visit the financing graduate study page.