Tuition & Financial Aid

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Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology (LDT)

Program Tuition Estimate

Tuition for the Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology program at USC Rossier is charged per unit each semester. The cost of classes and primary fees typically increases each year by approximately 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
    Tuition refund insurance. See registration/tuitionrefund.html for rates and opt out instructions.
  Graduate student programming fee = $40
(charged per semester)
  Norman H. Topping student aid fund = $8
(charged per semester)
TOTAL = $2,035 x # of units TOTAL = $103 for full-time students TOTAL = Varies

Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology Scholarships

As an applicant for the Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology (LDT) program, you will be automatically considered for several USC Rossier scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. 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. Applications are reviewed in rounds. Candidates who complete an application in rounds 1 or 2 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.

Other Financing Opportunities

As a Master in Education in Learning Design and Technology student, you 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 summary document, which 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.