Tuition and Fees for Undergraduates

In making your plans to enroll at the University of San Francisco, the following estimated cost of attendance will help you and your family in determining your potential financial plans. The total cost of attending the Hilltop Campus of the University of San Francisco includes tuition, student fees, and expenses for housing and dining, books and supplies, transportation, and personal items. In addition, you can use the USF Net Price Calculator to get an early estimate of your full-time cost of attendance and financial aid at USF.

If you apply for and receive financial aid, the amount that you and your family actually pay will be less than the total cost of attendance. Financial aid is separate from the admissions process, and applying by the deadlines ensures that an aid decision will be made when you receive your admissions decision.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2021-2022: San Francisco Hilltop Campus
   Tuition (Full-time)1 $52,920
   Fees2 $552
   Housing3 4 $11,030
   Dining4 $5,110
   Total Estimated Cost of Attendance5 $69,612

Tuition, fees, and room and board costs typically increase slightly each year. Over the last few years, annual increases have ranged from 2.8% to 4.4%.

1 Full-time assumes 12-18 credits per semester for the San Francisco Hilltop campus. Students will incur additional tuition charges above 18 credits. Summer 2021 charges are $1,260 per credit hour. Cost of attendance for programs at additional campus locations are on a program basis.

2 Students in the School of Nursing pay additional course fees for malpractice insurance, clinical lab course fees, and fieldwork.

3 The Housing and Dining rates depend on the room and meal plan selected. The rate shown is for a double room in a traditional residence hall.

4 Students in on-campus housing are required to purchase a standard meal plan.

5 Total estimated cost of attendance does not include the insurance plan. All students must purchase the Group Health Insurance Plan unless they can certify to Health Services that they are covered by a comparable medical plan. The cost of the plan in 2021-2022* is $3,480 and is not included in the Total Estimated Cost of Attendance. For more information, visit