Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Tuition and Financial Aid


Students enrolled in the online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy program are charged tuition on a per-credit basis. The current rate of tuition for 2021–2022 is $1,500 per unit, plus additional university fees. Please keep in mind that tuition rates are re-evaluated each year and are subject to increase.

ProgramNumber of CreditsTotal Estimated Tuition
Doctor of Education 50 $75,000

Additional university fees include technology, portfolio, field work, and other related fees. Students can expect to pay a one-time assessment fee of $110. Students can expect to pay approximately $1,000 per year assuming they undertake the eight-term course of study. Some fees are associated with student course load and may increase or decrease based upon individual course of study. 


Students are required to attend two immersions to complete the program. Each immersion is one credit hour and is billed at the credit-hour rate for the relevant term. In addition to tuition charges for the immersion credits, students are responsible for costs associated with travel, meals, and lodging.

Health Insurance

Fordham University requires that all students carry health insurance, either through the university or an alternative provider. You will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) unless you demonstrate that you have other coverage and request to waive coverage under the SHIP program. Detailed information on this Student Health Insurance Plan requirement, including costs, may be found online here.

Financial Aid

When evaluating how to pay for your doctorate degree, consider a number of resources available to you, including external scholarships, employer tuition assistance, and student loan programs.

Learn more about available student loans:

Applying for Federal Student Aid

In order to apply for federal student aid, which at the graduate level includes loans, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Fordham University’s school code is 002722. Remember that you should complete the FAFSA each academic year in order to become eligible for federal student aid.