Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA)
Program Tuition Estimate
Tuition for the Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs 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 https://studenthealth.usc.edu 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) transnet.usc.edu/index.php/parking-rates|
| Graduate student programming fee = $40
(charged per semester)
|Tuition refund insurance. See arr.usc.edu/services/ 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 of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs Scholarships
As an applicant for the Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs 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. Applications are reviewed in multiple rounds, and candidates who complete an application in rounds one or two will receive primary consideration. All scholarships are awarded at the time of admission.
USC Rossier also offers other 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 Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs program, you are eligible for graduate assistantships. These are paid opportunities that give you professional experience tailored to your goals.
You are also 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.