Invest in your USF Degree

The majority of USF students don’t pay the full cost of attendance because they’ve received financial aid. That’s why it’s important to apply for financial aid, even if you don’t think you’re eligible.


First-year students received some form of financial aid in fall 2023


Average merit aid for fall 2023 incoming students


of grad students receive some form of financial aid


Average total aid package for fall 2023 incoming students

Cost of Attendance

The full cost of attendance includes tuition and fees, plus other expenses to keep in mind, like housing, meals, books, and travel.

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Undergraduate financial aid

Good news: You’re automatically considered for merit scholarships when you apply to USF. For other types of aid, you’ll file a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application.

Graduate financial aid

Many graduate programs at USF offer scholarships and assistantships. You may also qualify for loans if you submit a FAFSA.

Net price calculator

If you’ll be applying as a first-year undergraduate student, use this calculator to estimate your cost to attend USF.

Value of a USF degree

USF delivers powerful outcomes. Learn more about our average salaries, graduation rates, and where students end up.

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Free money is the best kind of money. Scholarships don’t need to be repaid, and they can be based on your financial need, your academic achievements, or your personal identity.

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Office of Financial Aid

Lone Mountain Main 251
2800 Turk Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Monday – Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fax (415) 422-6084