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Affordable. Attainable. Achievable.

"Many students and their parents believe earning a college degree at a private university like USF is out of reach. It's not! Our tuition is straightforward with no hidden fees, making USF the best value for Christian higher education in the region. Only after you apply to USF and receive your financial aid package will you know the real cost."

– Aimee VanderFeen, Director of Admissions

What's The Net Cost?

While the total cost may seem overwhelming, remember that your financial aid package and USF payment options will reduce these costs. It's only after you apply to USF and receive your financial aid package that you will know the real cost for you and your family.

Tuition, Room and Board**
Average first-time, full-time freshman financial aid package

* The costs for 2015-16 will be available soon.
** Estimate is for double-occupancy rate in a traditional residence hall.
*** Individual financial aid packages, which include loans, depend on a family's FAFSA results and resources.

Sample Financial Aid Packages

Example Student A

Alan is an only child in a single-parent household.

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Example Student B

Cassie comes from a family of five and is one of two children enrolled in college.

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Example Student C

Matthew is the first child in his family of four to go to college.

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From Academic Merit Awards to Performance Scholarships, USF offers more than $23 million in financial aid each year. To begin discovering the awards that may be available to you, follow the links below.