Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is an estimate of what it costs a typical student to attend USF for one year. It includes tuition and fees, plus other expenses to keep in mind, like housing, food, books, and travel. Your actual costs will vary, depending on whether you live on or off campus or with your parents, and how much financial aid you receive (make sure you apply!).

Full-time undergraduate students 2023-24

Type of expense Living On or Off Campus Living with Parents
Tuition1 $57,670 $57,670
Fees $552 $552
Total tuition & fees $58,222 $58,222
Housing & food2 $19,536 $4,918
Books & supplies (estimate) $1,152 $1,152
Transportation (estimate) $1,428 $1,026
Personal expenses (estimate) $3,324 $3,324
Total estimated cost of attendance $83,662 $68,642

1 Full-time enrollment is 12-18 units per semester
2 Housing & food costs are based on standard double room and standard meal plan
Tuition, fees, and housing & food costs typically increase slightly each year. Over the last few years, annual increases have ranged from 2.8% to 4.4%. Learn more about tuition and fees (including tuition costs per unit, programs at different campus locations, and fees for nursing majors) and housing and food rates.

Estimate your Cost

College costs aren’t one-size-fits-all. Use our Net Price Calculator to get a personalized estimate of what you and your family might pay based on your financial circumstances.

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An Education You Can Afford

USF is committed to helping you and your family take advantage of all the ways you can keep your college costs manageable.

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Office of Financial Aid

Lone Mountain Main 251
2800 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Monday – Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fax (415) 422-6084