Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition and fees for the Dollinger MRED program for the 2015-16 academic year totals $82,050. For part-time students, the tuition cost is spread over two years. Tuition is paid each semester based on the number of units enrolled in. Additional costs are textbooks and course materials, notebook computer, business calculator, and living expenses.
There are a number of options to finance graduate education at the University of Southern California. Two primary sources of financial support are through the Price School of Public Policy and the USC Financial Aid Office.
USC Price Scholarships
The Dollinger MRED program offers a limited number of scholarships each year to full-time MRED students. The scholarships provide partial tuition credit awards in the amount of $5,000 or up to 16 units of tuition credit. Scholarship are awarded as part of the admission process. To be considered, applicants must submit all application materials along with the USC Price Dean’s Merit Scholarship application (found online with the Graduate Application under the Supplemental Forms section) by February 1.
Student Loan Programs
USC participates in several federal loan programs. Graduate students demonstrating high financial need are considered for the Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Direct Stafford Loans, two low-interest loan programs, as well as for College Work Study grants. Students who do not qualify for these programs or who continue to have unmet needs may apply for Private Financing.
International students who are not U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens are ineligible for certain types of financial aid. However, other significant sources of aid are available – especially at the graduate level. For more information, visit the USC Office of International Services.
Real Estate Scholarships
There are also scholarship opportunities awarded by professional associations available to students specifically studying real estate.