Doctor of Business Administration

Costs/Financial Aid

The information on this page applies to both the Tampa-Based regular program and the online program

Program Fees

Program fees are $15,000 per semester for three years, which corresponds to $1,250 per graduate credit for this 72-credit-hour program. A separate, one-time event fee of $2,500 will be charged for the DBA introductory workshop. The DBA workshop will be held each January (only for the incoming DBA cohort).  New students will be provided with technology and training required for the program. The remaining balance will be pro-rated and paid in installments due at the start of each semester.

The USF Graduate School application fee is $30.

Fees include:

  • Tuition
  • Texts and supplies
  • Course materials
  • Software requirements
  • Access to a large number of periodicals via the USF online library
  • Continental breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Special events and receptions
  • Student IDs and parking passes
  • An allowance of $6,000 for approved travel and research expenses incurred by students over the course of the program.

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to explore tuition assistance programs through their employer prior to applying for federal tuition assistance. Providing educational benefits and reimbursements to employees is one way organizations are helping support the continuing education of their employees.

For those whose company does not offer financial assistance, another option is to apply for a federal education loan through USF's Financial Aid website.

Graduate students are eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans. More information about these loans can be found here.

Post 9-11 GI Bill for Veterans

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The Post 9-11 GI Bill covers a large amount of the tuition and program fees for the DBA program. The USF Veterans Service office serves veterans, active duty service personnel and members of the Selected Reserve, as well as the dependents of veterans who are eligible for benefits. This office can also offer guidance regarding educational benefits eligibility and assistance with forms and forwarding of documentation to the VA. Find out more information on its website.