Cost & Fellowships
Cost of Attendance
As international student, you are required to show that you have the funds to support yourself for an entire year before you can get an F1 or J1 visa. To help you as you gather your financial documentation, we have put together the following list of estimated costs.
When reviewing the estimates below, please remember:
- Additional costs may be assessed depending on your course of study.
- All international students are required to have health insurance for themselves and their families. Learn more about the health insurance and immunization requirements at USF.
- Tuition and fees are assessed according to the student's Florida residency classification. Most international students are classified as Non-Florida Residents and pay Out-of-State Tuition. For more information on Florida residency classification, please visit the Florida Residency Classification for Non-U.S. Citizens page.
- Actual costs of housing are dependent on the type of on-campus or off-campus housing selected. Visit Housing & Residence Education for more information on living on campus at USF. For off-campus housing options, visit Rent Solutions or USF Health Real Estate with Honors.
|2015-2016 Estimated Costs for International Graduates (Master's or Ph.D.)||Out-of-State
|Tuition & Fees (based on 24 credits - 12 credits per semester)||$21,126||$10,428|
|Books & Supplies||$1,000||$1,000|
|Housing & Meals||$10,550||$10,550|
|Other personal expenses (general living expenses)||$4,100||$4,100|
* Only use the in-state estimate if your official USF admission letter states that "you are classified as a Florida resident" or your scholarship from a Florida state agency qualifies you as a temporary Florida resident.
|2015-2016 Estimated Costs for International Graduates with Assistantships||Graduate
with Tuition Waiver*
|Tuition & Fees (based on 24 credits - 12 credits per semester)||$1,599|
|Books & Supplied||$1,000|
|Housing & Meals||$10,550|
|Other personal expenses (general living expenses)||$4,100|
* Only use this estimate if you have received and accepted an offer of a USF graduate assistantship (GA), teaching assistantship (TA), or research assistantship (RA) that includes a tuition waiver.
All figures above are estimates based on the university's published tuition rates and are subject to increase without notice. Annual increases in tuition and fees are anticipated; therefore, it is suggested that an additional 10% be added to these totals to safeguard against increases.
Estimated Expenses for Dependents
Dependents are defined as a spouse (husband or wife) or unmarried children under the age of 21. If you are bringing your dependents with you to USF while you attend your program, you will need to provide additional proof of funding in the amount of $5,000 for the spouse and $5,000 for each child.
Additionally, you should plan on purchasing health insurance for each dependent. Health insurance estimates for one year of coverage using the university's plan are listed below:
- Spouse: $5,225
- One Child: $3,804
- Multiple Children: $4,580