As part of your application, you’ll be asked to upload proof of funds (bank statements, bank letters, and/or scholarship letters) for at least the first year of studies. Proof of funds is required in order for your application to be reviewed for admission.

Review Proof of Funding Details

Bank statements/letters

Bank statements or letters must:

  • Include checking accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, certificates of deposit (CDs), money market accounts and/or cash in investment accounts. Funds in stocks/investments, bonds, lines of credit, real property or statements of income are not accepted.
  • Be issued by the bank with the account holder’s name, currency type, and account type in English
  • Be dated within 12 months of your program start date
  • Must show at least the minimum amount in the table below (the funding required by your program for the first year of studies)

Scholarship Letters

Scholarship letters are also accepted from governments and organizations. The letter must be in English and indicate the amount of funds awarded.

If you have a sponsor, they must provide a signed statement in English that says: “I agree to financially support [your name] during their graduate studies at USF” for you to upload. Their name and signature on the letter must be in English characters with the date.

Dependents

If you plan to bring dependents with you who will need an F-2 visa, please provide additional proof of funding to cover their expenses. If you were awarded a scholarship that includes funding for your dependents, please have them listed on the scholarship letter. For a 9-month program, please add an additional $5,400 per dependent adult, and for a 12-month program, please include an additional $7,200 per dependent adult. Child dependents require an additional $400 for each month of the first year of your studies.

Required minimum amounts

Below are the estimated costs for the first year for programs. Your proof of funds must show at least the Estimated Total Amount.

2022-2023 Program Estimates 2023-2024 Program Estimates


Estimated First Year Budget for programs starting in Summer/Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences Programs Tuition and Fees Living Expenses Other Expenses Estimated Total Amount
Applied Economics $28,038 $20,009 $3,804 $51,850
Asia Pacific Studies $24,931 $20,009 $3,804 $48,745
Asia Pacific Studies Cert. $18,715 $20,009 $3,804 $42,530
Biology $18,715* $5,321 $3,804 $9,195
Biotechnology $26,484 $20,009 $3,804 $50,295
Chemistry $18,715* $8,565 $3,804 $12,440
Computer Science Bridge $34,253 $20,009 $3,804 $58,065
Computer Science $24,931 $20,009 $3,804 $48,745
Data Science $49,791 $25,496** $4,929** $80,215
Energy Systems $24,931 $20,009 $3,804 $48,745
Environmental Management $24,931 $20,009 $3,804 $48,745
International & Development Economics $28,038 $20,009 $3,804 $51,850
International Studies $31,146 $20,009 $3,804 $54,960
Migration Studies $26,484 $20,009 $3,804 $50,295
Museum Studies $31,146 $20,009 $3,804 $54,960
Professional Communications $24,931 $20,009 $3,804 $48,745
Sport Management $23,377 $25,496** $4,929** $53,800
Urban & Public Affairs $28,038 $20,009 $3,804 $51,850
Writing $24,931 $20,009 $3,804 $48,745

*Students admitted to Biology and Chemistry receive full scholarship and teaching assistantship. Graduate Student Association fee is $70 per year.
**Data Science and Sport Management are 12-month programs, so Living Expenses and Other Expenses reflect 12 months of costs, rather than 9 months. Tuition for Data Science as indicated above is an estimate based on 32 units for first academic year of study. Total tuition cost (35 units) is $54,425 for 2022-2023, which includes 3 additional units in the second academic year (Summer 2023).

Education

Education Programs Tuition and Fees Living Expenses Other Expenses Estimated Total Amount
Master's programs
Catholic Educational Leadership (MA) $22,539 $20,009 $3,804 $46,350
Teaching - Concentration in Catholic Education (with Credential) $16,629 $20,009 $3,804 $40,440
Counseling Psychology, MFT concentration (MA) - 3 year $33,773 $25,496 $4,929 $64,200
Counseling Psychology, MFT concentration (MA) - 2 year $41,263 $25,496 $4,929 $71,690
Counseling Psychology, School Counseling (MA w/ Credential) $28,821 $25,496 $4,929 $59,245
Educational Technology (MA) $22,539 $20,009 $3,804 $46,350
Educational Technology (MA with Credential) $27,756 $20,009 $3,804 $51,570
Educational Technology Credential $15,049 $20,009 $3,804 $38,860
Higher Education & Student Affairs (MA) $22,539 $20,009 $3,804 $46,350
Human Rights Education (MA) $22,539 $20,009 $3,804 $46,350
International & Multicultural Education (MA) $22,539 $20,009 $3,804 $46,350
Organization & Leadership (MA) $22,539 $20,009 $3,804 $46,350
Special Education (MA with Credential) $28,821 $25,496 $4,929 $59,245
Teaching (MAT with Credential) $27,756 $20,009 $3,804 $51,570
Teaching - Urban Education & Social Justice (MAT with Credential) $27,756 $20,009 $3,804 $51,570
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate $18,794 $20,009 $3,804 $42,605
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA) $22,539 $20,009 $3,804 $46,350
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA with Credential) $27,756 $20,009 $3,804 $51,570
Teaching Reading (MA with Certificate) $16,298 $25,496 $4,929 $46,720
Teaching Reading (MA with Certificate & Credential) $27,756 $20,009 $3,804 $51,570
Doctoral Programs
Catholic Educational Leadership (EdD) $21,163 $20,009 $3,804 $44,975
International & Multicultural Education (EdD) $21,163 $20,009 $3,804 $44,975
Learning & Instruction (EdD) $16,945 $20,009 $3,804 $40,760
Organization & Leadership (EdD) $21,163 $20,009 $3,804 $44,975

Management

Management Programs Tuition and Fees Living Expenses Other Expenses Estimated Total Amount
Full-Time MBA $48,743 $20,009 $3,804 $72,555
Full-Time Financial Analysis $43,556 $25,496 $4,929 $73,980
Entrepreneurship & Innovation $51,541 $25,496 $4,929 $81,965
Information Systems $29,886 $20,009 $3,804 $53,700
Marketing Intelligence $46,664 $23,667 $4,846 $75,175

Nursing and Health Professions

Nursing and Health Professions Programs Tuition and Fees Living Expenses Other Expenses Estimated Total Amount
Digital Health Informatics $31,076 $25,496 $7,581 $64,150
Nursing CNL for Non-Nurse with any Bachelor's to MSN $60,848 $25,496 $7,581 $93,925
Public Health $34,183 $25,496 $7,581 $67,260
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) $54,688 $25,496 $7,581 $87,765

Estimated First Year Budget for programs starting in Summer/Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences Programs Tuition and Fees Living Expenses Other Expenses Estimated Total Amount
Applied Economics $28,872 $20,331 $3,804 $53,010
Asia Pacific Studies $25,672 $20,331 $3,804 $49,810
Asia Pacific Studies Cert. $19,271 $20,331 $3,804 $43,405
Biology $18,715* $5,321 $3,804 $9,195
Biotechnology $27,272 $20,331 $3,804 $51,410
Chemistry $19,271* $8,886 $3,804 $12,760
Computer Science Bridge $35,272 $20,331 $3,804 $59,410
Computer Science $25,672 $20,331 $3,804 $40,810
Data Science $51,273 $25,924** $4,929** $82,130
Energy Systems $25,672 $20,331 $3,804 $49,810
Environmental Management $25,672 $20,331 $3,804 $49,810
International & Development Economics $28,872 $20,331 $3,804 $53,010
International Studies $32,072 $20,331 $3,804 $56,210
Migration Studies $27,272 $20,331 $3,804 $51,410
Museum Studies $32,072 $20,331 $3,804 $56,210
Professional Communications $25,672 $20,331 $3,804 $49,810
Sport Management $24,071 $25,924** $4,929** $54,925
Urban & Public Affairs $28,872 $20,331 $3,804 $53,010
Writing $25,672 $20,331 $3,804 $49,810

*Students admitted to Biology and Chemistry receive full scholarship and teaching assistantship. Graduate Student Association fee is $70 per year.
**Data Science and Sport Management are 12-month programs, so Living Expenses and Other Expenses reflect 12 months of costs, rather than 9 months. Tuition for Data Science as indicated above is an estimate based on 32 units for first academic year of study. Total tuition cost (35 units) is $56,005 for 2023-2024, which includes 3 additional units in the second academic year (Summer 2024).

Education

Education Programs Tuition and Fees Living Expenses Other Expenses Estimated Total Amount
Master's programs
Catholic Educational Leadership (MA) $22,998 $20,331 $3,804 $47,135
Teaching - Concentration in Catholic Education (with Credential) $16,894 $20,331 $3,804 $41,030
Counseling Psychology, MFT concentration (MA) - 3 year $34,461 $25,924 $4,929 $65,315
Counseling Psychology, MFT concentration (MA) - 2 year $42,104 $25,924 $4,929 $72,960
Counseling Psychology, School Counseling (MA w/ Credential) $29,371 $25,924 $4,929 $60,225
Educational Technology (MA) $22,998 $20,331 $3,804 $47,135
Educational Technology (MA with Credential) $28,286 $20,331 $3,804 $52,420
Educational Technology Credential $15,355 $20,331 $3,804 $39,490
Higher Education & Student Affairs (MA) $22,998 $20,331 $3,804 $47,135
Human Rights Education (MA) $22,998 $20,331 $3,804 $47,135
International & Multicultural Education (MA) $22,998 $20,331 $3,804 $47,135
Organization & Leadership (MA) $22,998 $20,331 $3,804 $47,135
Special Education (MA with Credential) $29,371 $25,924 $4,929 $60,225
Teaching (MAT with Credential) $28,286 $20,331 $3,804 $52,420
Teaching - Urban Education & Social Justice (MAT with Credential) $28,286 $20,331 $3,804 $52,420
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate $19,176 $20,331 $3,804 $43,310
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA) $22,998 $20,331 $3,804 $47,135
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA with Credential) $28,286 $20,331 $3,804 $52,420
Teaching Reading (MA with Certificate) $16,629 $25,924 $4,929 $47,485
Teaching Reading (MA with Certificate & Credential) $28,286 $20,331 $3,804 $52,420
Doctoral Programs
Catholic Educational Leadership (EdD) $21,545 $20,331 $3,804 $45,680
International & Multicultural Education (EdD) $21,545 $20,331 $3,804 $45,680
Learning & Instruction (EdD) $17,250 $20,331 $3,804 $41,385
Organization & Leadership (EdD) $21,545 $20,331 $3,804 $45,580

Management

Management Programs Tuition and Fees Living Expenses Other Expenses Estimated Total Amount
Full-Time MBA $50,040 $20,331 $3,804 $74,175
Full-Time Financial Analysis $44,903 $25,924 $4,929 $75,760
Full-Time Nonprofit Administration $44,121 $25,924 $4,929 $74,975
Entrepreneurship & Innovation $53,073 $25,924 $4,929 $83,930
Information Systems $30,548 $20,331 $3,804 $54,685
Marketing Intelligence $48,103 $24,060 $4,846 $77,010

Nursing and Health Professions

Nursing and Health Professions Programs Tuition and Fees Living Expenses Other Expenses Estimated Total Amount
Digital Health Informatics $32,002 $25,924 $7,581 $65,510
Nursing CNL for Non-Nurse with any Bachelor's to MSN $62,679 $25,924 $7,581 $96,185
Public Health $35,202 $25,924 $7,581 $68,710
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) $56,308 $25,924 $7,581 $89,815

Proof of Funding Details

Bank statement or Bank letter with the account holder’s name, currency type and account type in English should be uploaded. The document must be dated within 12 months of your program start date, and should show the minimum (or higher) amount required for the first year of studies in your program.

Valid account types include checking accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, certificates of deposit (CDs), money market accounts and cash in investment accounts. U.S.-based salary pay stubs are accepted to cover living and other expenses. Funds in stocks/investments, bonds, lines of credit, real property or statements of income are not accepted.

Scholarship letters are also accepted from governments and other organizations. The letter must be in English and indicate the amount of funds awarded.

Sponsors – If you have a sponsor, they must provide a signed statement that says: “I agree to financially support [your name] during their graduate studies at USF” for you to upload. Their name and signature on the letter must be in English characters with the date. Upload this letter to the application in the Certification of Finances section, along with their bank documents.

Dependents – If you have dependents who will need an F-2 visa, please provide additional proof of funding to cover their expenses. If you are awarded a scholarship that includes funding for your dependents, they will need to be listed on the scholarship letter.

For a 9-month program add an additional $5,400 per dependent adult. For a 12-month program include an additional $7,200 per dependent adult. Child dependents require an additional $400 for each month of the first year of your studies ($3600 for a 9-month program and $4800 for a 12-month program).

Living Expenses is an estimate for shared housing (rent), food at home ($400 per month), and health insurance ($3,480 for 2021-2022).

Other Expenses is an estimate for books, a local transit pass, and personal expenses, such as eating out and entertainment.

Office of Graduate Enrollment
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