Tuition & Financial Aid

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Estimated Cost of Attendance

The table below reflects the estimated cost of beginning the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program in summer 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 new student 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.

Full Time

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Total
Enrolled Units 8 32 20 60
Tuition and fees $17,989 $62,646 $40,290 $120,925

Part Time

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Total
Enrolled Units 16 15 14 15 60
Tuition and fees $32,893 $30,975 $29,112 $30,975 $123,955


As an applicant for the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) 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. 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

The USC Office of Financial Aid provides support for students preparing to enter graduate school. After you apply for financial aid at USC, the USC financial aid office will determine your financial need and process your financial aid summary document, which will consist mostly of federal loans. In addition, USC participates in a variety of private student loan programs.