International Graduate Financial Requirements

All F-1 (student visa) international students are required by the U.S. government to submit a Certification of Finance (COF) to their university. The COF is evidence that a student has sufficient funds to pay for tuition and living expenses for the first year of graduate studies at USF.

All F-1 (student visa) international students are required by the U.S. government to submit a Certification of Finance (COF) to their university. The COF is evidence that a student has sufficient funds to pay for tuition and living expenses for the first year of graduate studies at USF.

In your online application account, please upload proof of funds (bank statements, bank letter, scholarship letter) in the section for Certification of Finances. Proof of funding is required in order for your application to be reviewed for admission.

A bank statement or letter issued by the bank 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 the program start date, and should show the minimum (or more) funding required by your graduate program for the first year of studies.

Valid account types include checking accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, certificates of deposit (CDs), money market accounts and cash in investment accounts. 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 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 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.

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.

Below are the estimates for the first academic year of graduate programs at USF. Please note these estimates are valid for students starting their studies in the semesters specified in the following tables.

 
Estimated First Year Budget for programs starting in Summer/Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Arts and Sciences
ARTS AND SCIENCES PROGRAMS TUITION AND FEES LIVING EXPENSES OTHER EXPENSES ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT
Applied Economics $26,711 $18,604 $3,804 $49,120
Asia Pacific Studies $23,751 $18,604 $3,804 $46,160
Asia Pacific Studies Cert. $17,831 $18,604 $3,804 $40,240
Biology $50 $4,226 $3,804 $8,080
Biotechnology $25,231 $18,604 $3,804 $47,640
Chemistry $50 $7,406 $3,804 $11,260
Computer Science Bridge $32,631 $18,604 $3,804 $55,040
Computer Science $23,751 $18,604 $3,804 $46,160
Data Science $47,432 $23,873 $4,929 $76,235
Energy Systems $23,751 $18,604 $3,804 $46,160
Environmental Management $23,751 $18,604 $3,804 $46,160
International & Development Economics $26,711 $18,604 $3,804 $49,120
International Studies $29,671 $18,604 $3,804 $52,080
Migration Studies $25,231 $18,604 $3,804 $47,640
Museum Studies $35,591 $18,604 $3,804 $58,000
Professional Communications $23,751 $18,604 $3,804 $46,160
Sport Management $22,271 $23,873 $4,929 $51,070
Urban and Public Affairs $26,711 $18,604 $3,804 $49,120
Writing $22,271 $23,873 $4,929 $51,070
Education
EDUCATION PROGRAMS TUITION AND FEES LIVING EXPENSES OTHER EXPENSES ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT
Master's programs
Catholic Educational Leadership (MA) $10,983 $18,604 $3,804 $33,390
Counseling Psychology, MFT concentration (MA) $34,023 $23,873 $4,929 $62,825
Educational Technology (MA) $21,897 $18,604 $3,804 $44,305
Higher Education and Student Affairs (MA) $21,897 $18,604 $3,804 $44,305
Human Rights Education (MA) $21,897 $18,604 $3,804 $44,305
International and Multicultural Education (MA) $21,897 $18,604 $3,804 $44,305
Organization and Leadership (MA) $21,897 $18,604 $3,804 $44,305
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA) $21,897 $18,604 $3,804 $44,305
Teaching Reading (MA with Certificate) $15,834 $23,873 $4,929 $44,635
Master's with Credential Programs
Teaching (MAT with Credential) $26,961 $18,604 $3,804 $49,370
Educational Technology (MA with Credential) $26,961 $18,604 $3,804 $49,370
Teaching - Concentration in Catholic Education (with Credential) $13,529 $18,604 $3,804 $35,935
Teaching - Urban Education and Social Justice (MAT with Credential) $26,961 $18,604 $3,804 $49,370
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA with Credential) $26,961 $18,604 $3,804 $49,370
Teaching Reading (MA with Certificate and Credential) $26,961 $18,604 $3,804 $49,370
Special Education (MA with Credential) $27,996 $23,873 $4,929 $56,795
Doctoral Programs
Catholic Educational Leadership $10,357 $18,604 $3,804 $32,765
International & Multicultural Education $20,628 $18,604 $3,804 $43,035
Learning & Instruction $16,517 $18,604 $3,804 $38,925
Organization & Leadership $20,628 $18,604 $3,804 $43,035
Management
MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS TUITION AND FEES LIVING EXPENSES OTHER EXPENSES ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT
MBA Full-Time $46,652 $18,604 $3,804 $69,060
Entrepreneurship and Innovation $49,186 $23,873 $4,929 $77,990
Financial Analysis Full-Time $41,451 $23,873 $4,929 $70,255
Information Systems $29,153 $18,604 $3,804 $51,560
Nonprofit Administration Full-Time $42,237 $23,873 $4,929 $71,040
Nursing and Health Professions
NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS PROGRAMS TUITION AND FEES LIVING EXPENSES OTHER EXPENSES ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT
Health Informatics $26,665 $23,873 $7,581 $58,120
Nursing CNL for Non-Nurse with any Bachelor's to MSN $57,878 $23,873 $7,581 $89,330
Nursing CNL for RN with ADN to MSN $38,656 $23,873 $7,581 $70,110
Nursing CNL for RN with BSN to MSN $22,391 $23,873 $7,581 $53,845
Public Health $34,058 $23,873 $7,581 $65,510
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) $41,743 $23,873 $7,581 $73,195

 
Estimated First Year Budget for programs starting in Summer/Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Arts and Sciences
ARTS AND SCIENCES PROGRAMS TUITION AND FEES LIVING EXPENSES OTHER EXPENSES ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT
Applied Economics $27,616 $19,562 $3,804 $50,980
Asia Pacific Studies $24,555 $19,562 $3,804 $47,920
Asia Pacific Studies Cert. $18,434 $19,562 $3,804 $41,800
Biology $18,434 $4,874 $3,804 $8,745
Biotechnology $26,085 $19,562 $3,804 $49,450
Chemistry $18,434 $8,117 $3,804 $11,990
Computer Science Bridge $33,737 $19,562 $3,804 $57,100
Computer Science $24,555 $19,562 $3,804 $47,920
Data Science $49,040 $25,008 $4,929 $78,980
Energy Systems $24,555 $19,562 $3,804 $47,920
Environmental Management $24,555 $19,562 $3,804 $47,920
International & Development Economics $27,616 $19,562 $3,804 $50,980
International Studies $30,676 $19,562 $3,804 $54,040
Migration Studies $26,085 $19,562 $3,804 $49,450
Museum Studies $30,676 $19,562 $3,804 $54,040
Professional Communications $24,555 $19,562 $3,804 $47,920
Sport Management $23,025 $25,008 $4,929 $52,960
Urban and Public Affairs $27,616 $19,562 $3,804 $50,980
Writing $23,025 $25,008 $4,929 $52,960
Education
EDUCATION PROGRAMS TUITION AND FEES LIVING EXPENSES OTHER EXPENSES ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT
Master's programs
Catholic Educational Leadership (MA) $11,222 $19,562 $3,804 $34,590
Counseling Psychology, MFT concentration (MA) $34,736 $25,008 $4,929 $64,675
Counseling Psychology, School Counseling $28,546 $25,008 $4,929 $58,485
Educational Technology (MA) $22,356 $19,562 $3,804 $45,720
Higher Education and Student Affairs (MA) $22,356 $19,562 $3,804 $45,720
Human Rights Education (MA) $22,356 $19,562 $3,804 $45,720
International and Multicultural Education (MA) $22,356 $19,562 $3,804 $45,720
Organization and Leadership (MA) $22,356 $19,562 $3,804 $45,720
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA) $22,356 $19,562 $3,804 $45,720
Teaching Reading (MA with Certificate) $16,165 $25,008 $4,929 $46,100
Master's with Credential Programs
Educational Technology (MA with Credential) $27,491 $19,562 $3,804 $50,860
Special Education (MA with Credential) $28,546 $25,008 $4,929 $58,485
Teaching (MAT with Credential) $27,491 $19,562 $3,804 $50,860
Teaching - Concentration in Catholic Education (with Credential) $13,794 $19,562 $3,804 $37,160
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT with Credential) $27,491 $19,562 $3,804 $50,860
Teaching - Urban Education and Social Justice (MAT with Credential) $27,491 $19,562 $3,804 $50,860
Teaching Reading (MA with Certificate and Credential) $27,491 $19,562 $3,804 $50,860
Doctoral Programs
Catholic Educational Leadership (EdD) $10,540 $19,562 $3,804 $33,905
International & Multicultural Education (EdD) $21,010 $19,562 $3,804 $44,380
Learning & Instruction (EdD) $16,822 $19,562 $3,804 $40,190
Organization & Leadership (EdD) $21,010 $19,562 $3,804 $44,380
Management
MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS TUITION AND FEES LIVING EXPENSES OTHER EXPENSES ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT
Entrepreneurship and Innovation $50,861 $25,008 $4,929 $80,795
Full-Time MBA $48,099 $19,562 $3,804 $71,465
Full-Time Financial Analysis $42,899 $25,008 $4,929 $73,835
Full-Time Nonprofit Administration $42,970 $25,008 $4,929 $72,905
Information Systems $29,642 $19,562 $3,804 $53,005
Marketing Intelligence $45,960 $25,008 $4,929 $75,895
Nursing and Health Professions
NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS PROGRAMS TUITION AND FEES LIVING EXPENSES OTHER EXPENSES ESTIMATED TOTAL AMOUNT
Health Informatics $30,656 $25,008 $7,581 $63,245
Nursing CNL for Non-Nurse with any Bachelor's to MSN $60,777 $25,008 $7,581 $93,365
Nursing CNL for RN with ADN to MSN $40,088 $25,008 $7,581 $72,675
Nursing CNL for RN with BSN to MSN $27,758 $25,008 $7,581 $60,345
Public Health $33,717 $25,008 $7,581 $66,305
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) $53,773 $25,008 $7,581 $86,360

Living Expenses is estimate for shared housing (rent), food at home ($400 per month), and health insurance ($3,158 for 2020-2021).

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