University of South Florida: Tampa Campus
Tampa, FL, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$9,787
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,061
$30k - $48k
$7,304
$48k - $75k
$10,587
$75k - $110k
$16,064
$110k+
$16,364
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,410
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,324
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,836
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Aid & Grants

0
100
64%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
38%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,838
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,829
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,395
Students receiving state aid
72%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,815
Students receiving federal aid
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,829
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$128,968,112
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$31,827,059

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
36%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,678
Students receiving federal loans
35%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,759
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,426
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,500
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$195

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
USF gives numerous scholarships and grants that makes it easier to pay for school. Be prepared to get a meal plan though, since as freshmen you are required to. It is not the most enjoyable thing eating at the cafeteria everyday, but you will appreciate being able to have an all-you-can-eat meal anytime from 8am-2am.
Miranda from Fruitland Park, FL
Going to college can be expense, however with the right resources (ex: Cappex), you can receive scholarships, grants and loans that will allow you to have the college experience you want.
Adriana from Kissimmee, FL
The University of South Florida is not too expensive for Florida residents, but any out of state student will find any out of state school expensive. The credit hours are up there, but definitely so worth your while. This is a great institution so I find it definitely worth it. Housing can be pretty pricey, but by staying on campus you get to learn where everything is a lot faster. Meal plans are also expensive since they are required for freshman. My advice? As a girl I say for all other females try to get a smaller meal plan your sophomore year, you will not always use fifteen meals a week.
Olivia from Bradenton, FL
It's a pretty cheap out-of-state school and an average priced in-state school for Florida. There are so many scholarships you can apply for or automatically qualify for based on SAT scores and such. Don't miss out because you think the SAT's are pointless.
Joana from Viera, FL
Great sticker price, but even better once in the school. The school's estimated cost is much lower than what you will actually pay for tuition which is great.
Courtney from Plant City, FL
The University of South Florida isn't a community college so it is a little pricy, but I think it's worth it! Plan on paying room and board for your first semester (as freshmen are required to live on campus and have a meal plan), but the housing options are affordable and the experiences are worthwhile. With what you're paying, you get excellent classes, free gym membership, free sporting events, and invitations to numerous school-wide events!
Molly from Vero Beach, FL
MOSI is worth it if you're into engineering and sciences, it's a full day thing but worth it.
The aquarium is pretty fun, not amazing but you still see some cool things.
Student, Tampa FL
Tuition is going up, and USF recognizes that. The fees included in tuition do not begin to cover what you can receive from this school. There are SO many free things around campus. If you pay attention, you can usually find free food…daily. There are so many activities and events that are free to you just for being a proud BULL! Things such as awesome concerts, shows, and lectures (08-09 we were blessed with performances by Flo-rida, Lady Antebellum, Mike Epps, Christian Finnegan, and BILLY NYE…yes...the science guy!). Money cannot buy the friends and family you make here or the awesome experiences you will encounter.
Julie from Deland, FL
Although tuition costs are on the rise, If you're an in-state student then USF can be considered a bargain. However, there is a large difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and new laws make it difficult for out-of-state students to be eligible for in-state tuition after their first year.
Payal from Canton, MI

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