Tuition & Financial Support

Program Costs


Tuition for the full thirty-week program is $10,000, plus a small amount for course materials, payable by the first day of the course, September 29, 2014, unless otherwise arranged. A three-part payment plan is available upon request.  The certificate is priced to provide substance, value, and convenience.

In contrast, one professional development conference may run up to $2,000 and a week-long program may cost $3,500 or more. Neither would provide the comprehensive nature or networking capability of the certificate. Additionally, professional master’s programs are rare, may cost up to $50,000, and are usually inaccessible to those not able to get to campus.

The certificate provides expert instruction, depth, and the ability for working professionals to learn and to apply what they are learning while on the job. We believe that the intensive 30-week certificate program is a worthy investment of time and money.

If you have further questions or concerns regarding cost or need a different arrangement for payment of tuition, please contact us directly.

Financial Support

Participants are not eligible for traditional forms of student aid, as this course does not lead to a degree.

However we anticipate that some institutions will cover the costs for many participants. Tuition reimbursement, continuing education or professional development funding, and scholarships may be available through your institution or your professional membership organizations.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

If you would like to obtain a transcript of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the completion of the program in addition to the certificate issued, you may choose to do so by contacting the USC Rossier School of Eduction’s Office of Professional Development.

The completion of the Leadership in Enrollment Management certificate program will yield 15 CEUs, calculated from 150 contact hours. The cost for obtaining a transcript for 15 CEUs, at $35/CEU will be $525. Please remember that CEUs are NOT graduate or university course credits, but are recognized nationwide as a means of documenting the amount of professional development hours that you have acquired.