Cost of Attendance

Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Graduate school can be expensive. Fortunately, there are a multitude of ways to earn scholarships and fellowships (that don’t need to be repaid). Learn more about the kinds of awards available, how to qualify and how to apply.

USF Scholarships

Explore the STARS scholarship database for USF awards you may wish to apply for. Another scholarship source is the USF Foundation, which awards over $5 million in free privately funded scholarships each year. The Office of Graduate Studies also offers fellowship opportunities for new and continuing graduate students.

Graduate Fellowships

In addition to graduate assistantships and scholarships, USF also offers fellowship opportunities. This funding helps decrease the cost of attendance without associated teaching or research responsibilities.

Fulbright Scholarships

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest exchange program in the United States providing students and young professionals with opportunities to pursue international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching in over 155 countries worldwide. Nearly 1,600 Fulbright grants are awarded every year in a wide range of fields: government, higher education, business and industry, journalism a

Office of National Scholars

The ONS provides guidance and support for USF’s creative, motivated and academically strong students as they compete for national merit scholarships across all disciplines. They identify, recruit, and mentor students who apply for prestigious scholarships and work with faculty members to recruit candidates, write strong letters of recommendation, review applications and essays, and provide mock interviews for applicants.


Beware of any scholarship service or emails you receive requesting your bank account or personal information to qualify you for scholarships. Information on potential scholarships can be obtained through other reputable sources, at no cost to you. Please visit the Federal Student Aid and Federal Trade Commission websites to learn more about how to avoid scholarship and financial aid scams.