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:

2015-2016 Estimated Costs for International Graduates (Master's or Ph.D.)  Out-of-State
Graduate
In-State
Graduate*
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
Health Insurance $2,584 $2,584
TOTAL $39,360 $28,662

* 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
Health Insurance $2,410
TOTAL $19,659

* 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: