Tuition / Financial Aid

Tuition rates are based on the 2018-2019 academic year and do not include fees (new student fee, technology fee, etc), which are subject to change. Refer to the University Controller's Office website for additional information on tuition and fees.

Per Credit Hour Cost Tampa Campus

  • Florida Resident $467.34
  • Non-Resident $913.08

Information on the total cost of attendance (books, living expenses, etc) and other calculators may be found at the financial aid website. A full-time course load is considered nine or more credit hours per semester.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial aid is limited, but a few scholarships are available for newly admitted students (students meeting minimum scholarship requirements will be contacted to apply). International students should plan on funding their own education and will need to show proof of funds during the application process. A step-by-step guide for financial aid for graduate students and other information about financial aid can be found on USF's University Scholarships & Financial Aid Services website.

Post 9-11 GI Bill for Veterans

The Post 9-11 GI Bill covers a large amount of the tuition and program fees for the MBA Program. The USF Veterans Service office serves veterans, active duty servicepersons and members of the Selected Reserve, as well as the dependents of veterans eligible for benefits. They offer Guidance regarding educational benefits eligibility and assistance with forms and forwarding of documentation to the VA. Find out more information on their website.

Professional Development Fee

All new MBA students are assessed a $100 non-refundable professional development fee. In addition to securing the student's place in the entering class, the professional development fee is used throughout the program to support the activities of the Graduate Business Association, equipment and supplies for student use, special seminars and events, subscriptions, publications, guest speakers, refreshments, and occasional receptions and meals. The professional development fee is in addition to the $35 Comprehensive New Graduate Student fee assessed by the university.

Teaching/Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of teaching assistantships or graduate assistantships are available in the College of Business. Assistantships provide part-time (20 hours per week) employment in various academic departments. Assistantships involve an assortment of duties, which include research, teaching and administration. Graduate Assistants earn a salary of approximately $15.20 per hour, receive a partial tuition waiver for up to 12 hours, and receive a substantial employer contribution towards the USF student health insurance policy.

  • Assistantships are only available to full-time students.
  • Hiring decisions are made by individual departments.
  • Assistantships usually carry some fee waivers as a benefit.

Students interested in TA/GA positions should contact look on USF's Human Resources website. Decisions are made by the hiring departments directly. Muma College of Business departments that typically hire MBA students for GA positions include: Finance, Information Systems Decision Sciences, Management, Marketing, Graduate Studies, Employer Relations, and Communications & External Relations.