Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Scholarships

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World Masters in Language Teaching (WMLT)

The World Masters in Language Teaching (WMLT) dual degree program is on hiatus and will not accept applications for the 2021 school year. The 2021 application for the MAT-TESOL program will be available beginning August 1, 2020.

Program Tuition Estimate

Tuition for the World Masters in Language Teaching Chinese and English dual degree track at USC Rossier is charged per unit each semester. The cost of classes and primary fees usually increases each year by around 3-5%.

Note: Price based in USD.
* For United States domestic students, an additional unit may be required for financial aid eligibility

Cost of attendance

Fees are typically charged per semester. First semester graduate students should expect the following:

Tuition Mandatory Fees Other Fees
The 2020-2021 tuition fee is $1,995 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 = $407
(charged to students with 6 units or more every semester; waived with proof of health insurance)
Parking fees (monthly, semester, and daily rates available)
  Graduate student programming fee = $43
(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 = $1,995 x # of units TOTAL = $513.00 for full-time students TOTAL = Varies

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Cost of Attendance

For the most accurate cost of attendance, visit the HKUST website.

Estimated Credentialing Fees (Credential Track Only)

The requirements to be recommended for a California preliminary teaching credential involve some fees. See the table below for an estimate of costs.

Basic Skills Requirement – CBEST $102.00
Subject Matter Competency – CSET $297.00
Certificate of Clearance Online Application $52.50
LiveScan (varies $10-$35) $25.00
TB Test (varies $0-$100) $50.00
Healthy Environments $0.00
edTPA $300.00
CPR Training (varies $0-$90) $45.00
US Constitution Exam (varies $0-$85) $42.50
Total $914.00

Credentialing Fees Scholarship

To assist with the cost of credentialing exams (typically $400-$500 depending on the exams and the number of subject-specific subtests required), students who enroll in MAT-TESOL credentialing track program in fall 2019 are eligible for a $400 scholarship to help offset the cost of credentialing exam fees. This award is automatically applied to your student account before the start of the semester.

Other Scholarships

As an applicant for the World Masters in Language Teaching program, you will be automatically considered for several USC Rossier scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. 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.

Other Financing Opportunities

As a World Masters in Language Teaching 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.