Summer ACE

Cost & Financial Aid

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The Summer ACE Program cost is comprised of two components:

  1. Tuition and Fees
  2. Housing and Dining

See below for details about each of these components and a sample fee chart!

Tuition and Fees

Summer ACE students should expect to pay the university's standard per credit hour rate for 6 credits of undergraduate courses. You can view the per credit hour tuition and fees information on the university controller's office website here

Please note that there are different tuition and fee rates based on residency status.

For students applying Florida PrePaid to Summer ACE, see this chart to determine the estimated amount covered for the six (6) required Summer ACE credits.

Please note: With the exception of the DCF waivers, all other waivers (including State of Florida, USF employee, & Grandparents Out of State Waiver) are not accepted for not accepted for ACE. Please visit the Student Accounting website for additional details about waivers.

Financial Aid 

Financial Aid is available for ACE. Students who want to apply for aid during ACE will need to fill out the 2022-2023 FAFSA (for Summer 2023 aid) in addition to the 2023-2024 FAFSA (for Fall 2023/Spring 2024). You can find more details about completing the FAFSA and financial aid at USF here. If you have questions about your financial aid eligibility, please find ways to contact the Financial Aid Office here.

Housing and Dining

During Summer ACE, students are welcome to live on campus with the program.There are special rates for Summer ACE students to live on campus with University Housing and purchase a meal from Dining Services. 


Students will need to complete USF Housing’s application process to live on campus during the summer ACE program. Students must complete one housing application for Summer and an additional application for Fall/Spring in order to live on campus their entire first year (summer/fall/spring). Living on campus is NOT required for first year students.

Residence Hall Placement

ACE students will be staying in Cypress Hall for Summer ($1,069.81).

ACE students will have the option to continue to live with their ACE peers during the Fall/Spring semesters in Poplar Hall - they may select a room in Poplar during Fall/Spring room selection.

Please check out a detailed overview about Cypress Hall, including amenities, room dimensions, pictures, floor plans, etc.

Please check out a detailed overview about Poplar Hall, including amenities, room dimensions, pictures, floor plans, etc.

Break Stay

"Break stay" is available for students who have a fall housing assignment, which allows students to move from their summer housing assignment into their fall housing assignment at the end of summer term. The break stay fee rate will be applied to move your belongings to your fall housing assignment before the Fall Residence Hall Grand Opening

The break stay rate for 2023, if you are staying in Poplar with ACE in the Fall, will be $414.12.


All students residing on campus will be required to purchase the Summer ACE meal plan ($949). Students residing off-campus are not required to purchase a meal plan, but are welcome to do so, if they choose. See campus dining and meal plan information at

Note: ACE students are not required to live on campus with summer ACE; however, it is highly encouraged.

Sample Fee Chart


ACE Program

Tuition & fees

$3487.06 (Out of State Tuition Rate)





Program Total


If you have any questions about the cost of attendance for the ACE program, please contact us

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