Attending graduate school for this Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation is an investment in yourself as a leader.

NYU Steinhardt is committed to assisting graduate applicants in the process of financing their education.

Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year is $1,867 per credit hour. Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is $1,942 per credit hour. The estimated cost of tuition for this 42-credit program ranges from $75,390 to $81,564, not including fees and two on-site residencies in NYC. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change and may rise each year.

Tuition and registration fee comparison table *Please note the total cost for future years is an estimate.
2019-2020 Academic Year
Tuition per point/credit $1,795
Registration/service fee for 1st credit $415
Registration/service fee for each additional credit $71
2020-2021 Academic Year
Tuition per point/credit $1,867
Registration/service fee for 1st credit $423
Registration/service fee for each additional credit $72
2021-2022 Academic Year
Tuition per point/credit $1,942
Registration/service fee for 1st credit $431
Registration/service fee for each additional credit $73

2020-2021 Academic Year
Tuition
January/Spring 2020
(8 credits)
$14,360
August/Summer 2020
(6 credits)
$10,770
Fall 2020
(6 credits)
$11,202
January/Spring 2021
(10 credits)
$18,670
Summer 2021
(6 credits)
$11,202
Fall 2020
(6 credits)
$11,196
Total $74,850
Fees
January/Spring 2020
(8 credits)
$912
August/Summer 2020
(6 credits)
$770
Fall 2020
(6 credits)
$783
January/Spring 2021
(10 credits)
$1,071
Summer 2021
(6 credits)
$783
Fall 2021
(6 credits)
$796
Total $5,115
Total (Total cost for future years is an estimate)
January/Spring 2020
(8 credits)
$15,272
August/Summer 2020
(6 credits)
$11,540
Fall 2020
(6 credits)
$11,985
January/Spring 2021
(10 credits)
$19,741
Summer 2021
(6 credits)
$11,985
Fall 2021
(6 credits)
$12,448
Total $80,443
*Total cost for future years is an estimate.
Tuition per point/credit
$1,795 (2019-2020)
$1,867 (2020-2021)
$1,942 (2021-2022)
Registration/service fee for 1st credit
$415 (2019-2020)
$423 (2020-2021)
$431 (2021-2022)
Registration/service fee for each additional credit
$71 (2019-2020)
$72 (2020-2021)
$73 (2021-2022)
2020-2021 Academic Year
January/Spring 2020
(8 credits)
Tuition: $14,360
Fees: $912
Total*: $15,272
August/Summer 2020
(6 credits)
Tuition: $10,770
Fees: $770
Total*: $11,540
Fall 2020
(6 credits)
Tuition: $11,202
Fees: $783
Total*: $11,985
January/Spring 2021
(10 credits)
Tuition: $18,670
Fees: $1,071
Total*: $19,741
Summer 2021
(6 credits)
Tuition: $11,202
Fees: $783
Total*: $11,985
Fall 2021
(6 credits)
Tuition: $11,652
Fees: $796
Total*: $12,448
Total
Tuition: $77,856
Fees: $5,115
Total*: $82,971

*Total cost for future years is an estimate.

Financial Aid

US citizens and eligible noncitizens admitted to and enrolled at least half-time (six semester credits) in a graduate program are eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Federal Direct PLUS Loans that can assist in paying for school. To apply for student loans, you must be admitted to a graduate program and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (New York University, code number 002785).

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans of up to $20,500 may be awarded for every two consecutive semesters of enrollment to assist with educational expenses. Payment of the principal (not the interest) is deferred while the student is enrolled at least half-time (six credits).

Federal Direct PLUS Loans help pay for education expenses up to the cost of attendance minus all other financial aid received. Interest is charged during all periods. The US Department of Education will evaluate the borrower's credit history to determine eligibility.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

In order to apply for financial aid from NYU, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available on the FAFSA website each year starting on October 1. Submit this form as soon as possible after October 1, and indicate that your data is to be sent to New York University, code number 002785. You must submit a FAFSA each year to determine and renew your financial aid. Read more about NYU financial aid packages, types of financial aid, and loans.

The deadline to submit the FAFSA is November 16, 2020. NYU's Office of Financial Aid will send notifications via email for candidates accepted into the program. Apply early – applying after the deadline will delay the processing of federal aid and student loans.

We strongly encourage the use of the FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool whenever possible. The Data Retrieval Tool allows students to import their tax information into the FAFSA directly from the IRS.

For help in completing the FAFSA, call 800-4-FED-AID.

If you have questions about financial aid, please email NYU’s Financial Aid Office or call 212-998-4444 to speak with a financial aid counselor.

Employer Support

Some organizations will partially support the cost of your tuition, especially if you can demonstrate the value of your degree and how you will add value to your institution.  We encourage you to consider speaking with your leadership team or board to determine if financial support may be available to you. 

Federal Loan Cancellation and Forgiveness

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

PSLF Resources

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Basic Information

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Questions and Answers

Other Loan Forgiveness Programs

The federal government administers additional loan cancellation or forgiveness program for those working in social service agencies that serve communities in need.