Tuition & Financial Aid

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The table below reflects the estimated cost of beginning the Educational Counseling program in fall 2018. Estimated tuition is based on the 2017-2018 rate of tuition of $1,800 per unit and estimated fees of $2,584 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The estimated cost of full-time study includes enrollment in the USC student health insurance plan, which may be waived if you are fully employed and receive health benefits from your employer. Tuition and fees typically increase 3-5% each year, commencing with the fall term. Estimated cost does not include books, housing, or projected increases.


Year 1 Year 2 Total
Enrolled Units 27 21 48
Tuition and Fees $51,184 $40,384 $91,568


Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Total
Enrolled Units 20 13 15 48
Tuition and Fees $38,584 $25,984 $29,584 $94,152


Financial Aid

As an applicant for the Educational Counseling 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.

Students in the Educational Counseling program also participate in graduate assistantships to not only help finance their degree, but also to gain hands-on experience in the field through USC campus departments and other colleges and universities in the area.