Cost of Attendance

Freshmen Cost of Attendance

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Did you know that USF offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the country? It’s true! We have been nationally recognized for our affordability and value by many outside organizations, including Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and U.S. News & World Report.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are based on a number of factors, including residency and the type of housing chosen. Even if you live out of state, our costs often competitive with the in-state rates at your local university.

Tuition and Fees 

USF Scholarships

There are many scholarship opportunities available to students at USF. To start, every student who submits a complete admissions application by the priority deadline is automatically considered for merit-based Admissions Scholarships. There are also various scholarships offered by the USF Foundation, which are privately funded and require a separate application.


Financial Aid

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows you to be automatically considered for federal, state and university financial aid programs. Don't delay – to be considered for the most types of aid possible, be sure to submit your FAFSA by USF’s priority deadline.

Your financial aid award offer will list the estimated cost of attendance to attend USF for one academic year. The total amount of aid you receive during the academic year – including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.

Use our Cost Calculator along with your financial aid award offer to get an accurate estimate of your costs to attend USF. 

Cost Calculator