Tuition and Financial Assistance


Tuition and fees for the Dollinger MRED program for the 2020-21 academic year total $91,800. For part-time students, the tuition cost is spread over two years and is paid on a per unit basis based on the number of units enrolled in each semester.

Tuition is paid each semester, based on the number of units enrolled in. Additional costs include health insurance, parking, textbooks and course materials, laptop computer, and living expenses.

Financial Aid
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. These scholarships provide partial tuition credit awards in the amount of 8 to 24 units of tuition credit. Scholarships are awarded as part of the admission process.

To be considered, applicants must submit information for “MRED Scholarship” in Supplemental Questions section of admissions application. Deadline is 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 need may apply for private financing.

International Students
International students who are not U.S. 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
Additional scholarship opportunities are awarded by professional associations to students specifically studying real estate: