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 2022-2023 school year is $2,020 per credit hour. Tuition for the 2023-2024 school year is $2,101 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change and may rise each year. The Board of Trustees of New York University reserves the right to alter the schedule of fees without notice. We expect a moderate increase in tuition and registration/service fees each academic year.

Tuition and registration fee comparison table *Please note the total cost for future years is an estimate.
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
2022-2023 Academic Year
Tuition per point/credit $2,020
Registration/service fee for 1st credit $440
Registration/service fee for each additional credit $74
2023-2024 Academic Year
Tuition per point/credit $2,101
Registration/service fee for 1st credit $449
Registration/service fee for each additional credit $75

2023-2024 Academic Year
Tuition
January/Spring 2023
(8 credits)
$16,160
Summer 2023
(6 credits)
$12,120
Fall 2023
(6 credits)
$12,606
January/Spring 2024
(10 credits)
$21,010
Summer 2024
(6 credits)
$12,606
Fall 2024
(6 credits)
$13,110
Total $87,612
Fees
January/Spring 2023
(8 credits)
$958
Summer 2023
(6 credits)
$810
Fall 2023
(6 credits)
$824
January/Spring 2024
(10 credits)
$1,124
Summer 2024
(6 credits)
$824
Fall 2024
(6 credits)
$843
Total $5,383
Total (Total cost for future years is an estimate)
January/Spring 2023
(8 credits)
$17,118
Summer 2023
(6 credits)
$12,930
Fall 2023
(6 credits)
$13,430
January/Spring 2024
(10 credits)
$22,134
Summer 2024
(6 credits)
$13,430
Fall 2024
(6 credits)
$13,953
Total $92,995
Tuition per point/credit
$1,942 (2021-2022)
$2,020 (2022-2023)
$2,101 (2023-2024)
Registration/service fee for 1st credit
$431 (2021-2022)
$440 (2022-2023)
$449 (2023-2024)
Registration/service fee for each additional credit
$73 (2021-2022)
$74 (2022-2023)
$75 (2023-2024)
2023-2024 Academic Year
January/Spring 2023
(8 credits)
Tuition: $16,160
Fees: $958
Total*: $17,118
Summer 2023
(6 credits)
Tuition: $12,120
Fees: $810
Total*: $12,930
Fall 2023
(6 credits)
Tuition: $12,606
Fees: $824
Total*: $13,430
January/Spring 2024
(10 credits)
Tuition: $21,010
Fees: $1,124
Total*: $22,134
Summer 2024
(6 credits)
Tuition: $12,606
Fees: $824
Total*: $13,430
Fall 2024
(6 credits)
Tuition: $13,110
Fees: $843
Total*: $13,953
Total
Tuition: $87,612
Fees: $5,383
Total*: $92,995

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 and loans.

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 programs for those working in social service agencies that serve communities in need.