Assistantship & Financial Aid

All students admitted into the Urban Education Policy program receive a PhD stipend. You must remain in good academic standing according to the terms of your annual contract, and work as research and/or teaching assistants for approximately 20 hours a week throughout the four years of the program.

The assistantship includes:

  • $32,000 annual PhD stipend (covers fall, spring and summer for 4 years)
  • 12 units of tuition coverage per semester for all required coursework
  • Health and dental benefits package

Students can also apply for loans if they need additional funds to cover living expenses. Please see the USC Financial Aid website for FAFSA deadlines.