Cost of Attendance

International Student Cost of Attendance

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Did you know that USF offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the United States? 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 undergraduate or graduate status, residency and the type of housing chosen. Our costs are often competitive with the rates at your local university. 

Tuition and Fees 

USF Scholarships

There are many scholarship opportunities available to students at USF.
There are also various scholarships offered by the USF Foundation, which are privately funded and require a separate application.


Financial Aid

Most international students will not qualify for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) funding, but there are common exceptions that you may qualify for.

If you qualify for one of these exceptions to complete the FAFSA:

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, submit your FAFSA by USF’s priority deadline.

Your financial aid award offer will list the estimated cost of attendance for one academic year at USF. Your letter will also outline the total amount of aid you will 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