Tuition for the full thirty week program is $10,000, plus course materials. The certificate is priced to provide substance, value, and convenience.
In contrast, one professional development conference may run up to $2,000 and a weeklong program may cost $3,500 or more. Neither would provide the comprehensive nature or networking capability of the 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.
A non-refundable $500 deposit is required within 30 days of acceptance, to guarantee your place in the program. The entirety of your deposit will apply to your tuition.
The balance of the tuition is due by September 1, 2014. Participants who are accepted after September 1 must pay the full tuition by September 29, 2014.
If you need a different arrangement for payment of tuition, please contact us directly.
As a certificate program, participants are not eligible to request traditional financial aid to fund their participation in the program. We anticipate, however, that institutions will cover the cost for many participants. Tuition reimbursement, continuing education, professional development, and other scholarships may be available through other professional institutions.
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. Please use this link to learn more about CEUs and the process of requesting the CEU transcript.
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.