Tuition And Aid

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Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC)

Program Tuition Estimate

Tuition for the Master of Education in Educational Counseling program at USC Rossier is charged per unit each semester. The cost of classes and primary fees usually increases each year by around 3-5%.

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
  Student health service fee = $427
(charged to students with 6 units or more every semester)
Parking fees (monthly, semester, and daily rates available)
  Graduate student programming fee = $40
(charged per semester)
Tuition refund insurance. See registration/tuitionrefund.html for rates and opt out instructions.
  Norman H. Topping student aid fund = $8
(charged per semester)
TOTAL = $2,035 x # of units TOTAL = $530 for full-time students TOTAL = Varies

Master in Education in Educational Counseling Scholarships

As an applicant for the Master of Education in Educational Counseling program, you will be automatically considered for several USC Rossier scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $30,000. There is no need to submit a separate application.

USC Rossier scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, commitment to the school’s mission and other distinguishing characteristics. Applications are reviewed in rounds, and candidates who submit during rounds 1 or 2 will receive primary consideration. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply early. 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.

Other Financing Opportunities

As a student in The Master of Education in Educational Counseling program, you are eligible for graduate assistantships. These are paid opportunities that give you professional experience tailored to your goals.

Additionally, you are eligible to apply for several forms of financial aid through the university. Financial aid applications should be submitted to The USC Financial Aid Office, which will determine your need and process your summary document. Aid will mostly consist of federal loans. In addition, USC participates in a variety of private student loan programs.

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.