Tuition and Financial Support

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For the 2021-2022 academic year, per unit cost will be $1,995 or $7,980 for a four-unit class. For each of the four core EML classes, a lab fee of $850.00 is applied that covers all book and learning materials and most meals during our on-campus sessions. Other university mandatory fees may be applied based on the specific class or academic year.


Financial Aid

The USC Financial Aid Office provides financial aid packages to U.S. citizens and eligible non-U.S. citizens, mainly in the form of graduate school loans. Information is available to prospective applicants by contacting the USC Financial Aid Office.

Tuition assistance may apply for USC faculty and staff. Please check with the USC Benefits Office.



Los Angeles Police Department Scholarships
The University of Southern California (USC) is offering two (2) leadership scholarships for qualified Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) sworn officers admitted to the Executive Master of Leadership (EML) program. Each scholarship is approximately $25,000 and will be allocated as 50% of the tuition charges each semester. Recipients must be active police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department and be admitted to the EML program. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate innovation and creativity through public service to improve the quality of life in diverse communities throughout Los Angeles while strengthening existing police-community partnerships.

To be considered for admission, you are encouraged to submit an application by the April 15, 2021 priority application deadline. To apply for the scholarship, please respond in writing to the following questions (1) Why are you interested in the USC-LAPD Leadership Scholarship (250 words), (2) Describe your interest and experience in community-based policing (250 words), and (3) Describe how you would anticipate using the leadership skills learned in the Executive Master of Leadership program to improve relationships among law enforcement, community based organizations and the many diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds that comprise the communities surrounding USC (500 words).

Scholarship essays should be emailed to Rosana Padilla (, no later than April 15, 2021.

Los Angeles Fire Department Scholarships
As part of an opportunity offered through the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Public Service University Center, the University of Southern California (USC) Price School has become an affiliated university program. As such, they have established a scholarship fund for eligible LAFD employees admitted to the EML program. The fund will award $10,000 to two LAFD sworn or civilian active employees. The award will be disbursed over a two-year period, meaning that the recipients will each be awarded $5,000 per year. All scholarship applicants must submit their EML application by the priority deadline of April 15, 2021 to be considered for the scholarship.

Price Community Impact Scholarship
Price School is offering $10,000 scholarships that will be awarded at $5,000 per year for two years for students pursuing a degree full-time in two-year programs. For students pursuing a degree in these programs part-time, the scholarship will be awarded at $3,333 for three years. For students pursuing a one-year degree full-time, the $10,000 scholarship will be allocated $5,000 fall semester and $5,000 spring semester. The scholarships are intended to financially assist those who have made contributions to our professional community in attaining one of the Price master’s degree programs offered at the University Park Campus in Los Angeles. Students with several years’ work experience, as well as those early in their careers whose contributions may have been through volunteer work, are encouraged to apply. Selection will be based on students’ professional contributions to our field and their plans to build on those experiences after they graduate

Application Deadline is June 1, 2021. Click here to apply.


Tuition Payment Plan Option

The Office of Student Financial Services at USC provides students with information regarding student accounts, tuition payment plans, and payment options. The Student Financial Services Office may be reached at: (213) 740-7471 or by visiting their website.

USC offers a payment plan option. Students can enroll in an interest-free USC Payment Plan to pay for tuition, fees, and other misc. university charges in monthly installments. Detailed information can be found on the USC Student Financial Services website.

For more information, contact the Executive Master of Leadership Office.