Undergraduate Student Costs
91% of USF students this fall received an average of $35,900 in financial aid
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, meals, 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!).
|Type of expense||Living On or Off Campus1||Living with Parents|
|Total tuition & fees||$58,222||$58,222|
|Room & board3||$19,536||$4,918|
|Books & supplies (estimate)||$1,152||$1,152|
|Personal expenses (estimate)||$3,324||$3,324|
|Total estimated cost of attendance||$83,662||$68,642|
1 Our cost estimates for living on or off campus are the same. We work to keep our on-campus housing and meal expenses comparable with the costs of living in San Francisco.
2 Full-time enrollment is 12-18 units per semester
3 Room and board costs are based on standard double room and standard meal plan
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%. Learn more about tuition and fees (including tuition costs per unit, programs at different campus locations, and fees for nursing majors) and housing and dining 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.
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.
Office of Financial Aid
2800 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Monday – Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fax (415) 422-6084