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Financial Aid: Keeping USF Affordable
Financial Aid: Understanding the Cost of Tuition

Understanding the Cost of Attendance

For the 2014/2015 academic year, the following figures were used to determine your cost of attending the University of San Francisco: 

Traditional Undergraduate Students 

Based on an exact flat rate plus fees for Arts & Science, Business, and Nursing.

  • Tuition and Fees (12-18 units): $41,450/year
  • Per Unit Tuition (less than 12 or over 18 units): $1,456 per unit

Management Professional Degree Undergraduate Students 

Based on an average tuition cost and half-time enrollment (6 or more units).

  • Tuition and Fees (based on an average of 18 units): $17,874
  • Per Unit Tuition: $993 per unit 

Graduate Students 

Based on an average tuition cost of full-time enrollment for Arts & Science, Business, and Nursing.

  • Tuition and Fees (based on an average of 12 units): $15,492
  • Maximum Per Unit Tuition (excluding Law): $1291 per unit
  • To view the Per Unit Tuition rate for your program, please visit our Tuition page here.

Additional Expenses for All Students 

  In Parent's Home On Campus Off Campus
Room & Board $3,700 $13,320 $13,320
Books & Supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Transportation $700 $1,200 $1,200
Personal Expenses $2,600 $2,600 $2,600
Total $8,600 $18,720 $18,720

Note: The cost of attendance for the nine-month academic year includes both direct expenses (tuition, fees, room & board for students living on campus) and indirect expenses (books, supplies, transportation, personal expenses, and room & board for students living off campus). The figure is subject to change and is not meant to represent your USF Student Accounts bill for the academic year but it is the cost against which we measure your resources to determine your eligibility for aid.

Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer and Billing

The University's Office of Student Accounts maintains your account. All tuition and campus housing payments are made to them. If you apply for and accept financial aid, the Office of Student Accounts will use your grants, scholarships, and loans in calculating what may be due and payable for any term. Cal Grant B stipends, Federal Work-Study and Campus Job Opportunity eligibility will not be used in calculating your bill, as earnings from these programs are paid directly to you rather than being credited to your student account charges.

The following fall semester billing example is intended to help you estimate a one-semester payment and is not intended to represent your specific financial aid and USF bill. Fees and charges may differ, and you will need to refer to your actual financial aid offer and USF charges for exact calculations.

Fall Semester Bill Example Amount
Fall full-time tuition and fees $20,498
Plus Fall on-campus room and board + $6,660
Equals a Subtotal of Fall USF charges = $27,158
Subtract Fall Grants/Scholarships - $10,000
Subtract Fall Loans* - $2,721
Subtract Fall Admission/Housing Deposits - $550
Estimated Total Fall Semester Bill = $13,887

*Federal Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS loans carry an origination fee that is taken out of the gross amount of the loan by the government upon disbursement. When calculating your charges, please account for these loan fees. As origination fees are subject to change, please refer to our Federal Loan pages for up-to-date information.

Remember not to subtract Cal Grant B stipends, work-study or campus job opportunities. You can estimate your spring bill by using this same calculation. However, deposits you were required to make in the fall may not be required in the spring. Please adjust accordingly.

The One Stop Student Accounts Office will notify you via email of your exact charges and payment due dates each term. For more information regarding accepted methods of payment, please explore our One Stop Tuition and Billing options.