Office of Financial Aid
USF Health

Cost of Attendance

The Higher Education Amendments of 1965 require schools to construct budgets for students which reflect costs the student can expect to incur during his/her enrollment. The Amendments mandate that these budgets reflect the costs for the student only and do not permit inclusion of expenses incurred by other family members.

  • A note to students with dependents: As explained in the section on "Determining Eligibility" the FAFSA will subtract a Standard Maintenance Allowance (SMA) from your and/or your spouse's income to accommodate for maintenance costs for all members of your family (except the student since the student's maintenance costs are included in the "Cost of Attendance") before calculating the expected family contribution. The only costs not included in the SMA are costs for "Dependent Care", such as day care expenses for children, or costs for elderly or disabled dependent care so that you might attend school. Therefore, these "Dependent Care" costs can be added to the student's Cost of Attendance, upon submission of actual receipts to the Financial Aid Office with the applications for financial aid. Additionally, cases may occur where the student/spouse income is insufficient to fully cover the SMA for family members, resulting in a negative amount for the expected family contribution. In this case, the amount of the deficit can be added to the student's Cost of Attendance.

Estimated costs for attending the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine are the sum of the tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, commuting expenses and an allowance for personal expenses. These budgets are established by the Student Affairs Committee and will allow sufficient funds to provide for a low to moderate standard of living in the Tampa Bay area. Students are expected to budget themselves and live in a fiscally responsible manner.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for Florida State medical schools are a flat yearly rate, regardless of the actual hours a student is enrolled

  • A word about Tuition Late Fee Waivers: The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine will approve a waiver of the Late Payment Fee if a student is unable to make payment on time due to circumstances determined by the University to be exceptional and beyond the control of the student. Late Fee waivers will not be approved if the disbursement delay is due to late submission of financial aid requirements by the student.

Books and Supplies

Actual prices of required texts for each class are obtained from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Bookstore. The cost of attendance for freshmen includes an allowance for medical instruments and miscellaneous supplies.

Room and Board

The maintenance costs included in this category of the budget are estimates of expenses that the average student may incur during each year of enrollment in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. While actual expenses will vary among students, the estimated total cost of maintenance will allow for a low to moderate standard of living. The calculation for room expenses is one-half the average rental rate of a two-bedroom apartment in the area. Single students are expected to share living facilities to help reduce expenses. An allowance is made for the following items:

  • rent for a two bedroom apartment
  • utilities
  • furniture rental
  • phone
  • miscellaneous (renters insurance, garbage pickup, etc.)
  • food

There is also a budget for students who live at home with their parents. The allowances for room and board are of course lower in the "Living with Parents" budget than the "Living Away" budget.

Personal Expenses

Included in this category are costs, as applicable for each class, for the following items:

  • laundry, cleaning, supplies
  • entertainment
  • clothing, haircuts
  • miscellaneous (journal fees, membership dues)
  • health insurance
  • dental checkups
  • graduation costs (cap & gown, announcements)

Commuting Expenses

Travel costs to and from campus and to local clinics and hospitals are included in the student budgets. The cost of a USF parking decal is included in this category as well as automobile upkeep and insurance.

Total Costs

Total cost of attendance for the 2012-2013 academic year is itemized below. The dates of attendance may change and the cost may vary slightly.

Florida Resident/Out of State Resident

1st Year July 29, 2014 through May 29, 2015 (40 wks/10 mths)
Class of 2017 Florida Resident Non-Resident
Banner Budget Grp FP1M/FASPD1 FP1MW/FASPD1 OP1M/FASPD1 OP1MW/FASPD1
  Off Campus-Shared With Family Off Campus-Shared With Family
*Tuition and Fees $   21,500 $   21,500 $   29,500 $   29,500
Books and Supplies $   2,182 $   2,182 $   2,182 $   2,182
Room and Board $   12,250 $   1,750 $   12,250 $   1,750
Commuting $   2,454 $   2,454 $   2,454 $   2,454
Personal Expenses $   5,680 $   5,680 $   5,680 $   5,680
Total $   44,066 $   33,566 $   52,066 $   41,566
2nd Year July 21, 2014 through July 24, 2015 (46 wks/12 mths)
Class of 2016 Florida Resident Non-Resident
Banner Budget Grp FP2M/FASPD2 FP2MW/FASPD2 OP2M/FASPD2 OP2MW/FASPD2
  Off Campus-Shared With Family Off Campus-Shared With Family
*Tuition and Fees $   21,500 $   21,500 $   29,500 $   29,500
Books and Supplies $   892 $   892 $   892 $   892
Room and Board $   14,700 $   2,100 $   14,700 $   2,100
Commuting $   4,544 $   4,544 $   4,544 $   4,544
Personal Expenses $   6,230 $   6,230 $   6,230 $   6,230
Total $   47,866 $   35,266 $   55,866 $   43,266
3rd Year August 14, 2014 through July 24, 2015 (45 wks/11 mths) Grad Date: 08/08/2015
Class of 2015 Florida Resident Non-Resident
Banner Budget Grp FP3M/FASPD3 FP3MW/FASPD3 OP3M/FASPD3 OP3MW/FASPD3
  Off Campus-Shared With Family Off Campus-Shared With Family
*Tuition and Fees $   21,500 $   21,500 $   29,500 $   29,500
Books and Supplies $   884 $   884 $   884 $   884
Room and Board $   13,478 $   1,926 $   13,478 $   1,926
Commuting $   4,458 $   4,458 $   4,458 $   4,458
Personal Expenses $   6,470 $   6,470 $   6,470 $   6,470
Total $   46,790 $   35,238 $   54,790 $   43,238

Note: All budgets are based on the costs for the student only, as specified by the Higher Education Amendments of 1965.

All figures are subject to change.



Loan Period & Disbursement Date

Grade Level   Loan Period 1st Disb 2nd Disb
1st Year (DPT 2017)   07/29/14 - 05/29/14 07/29/14 01/05/15
2nd Year (DPT 2016) 07/21/14 - 07/24/15 07/11/14 01/16/15
3rd Year (DPT 2015)   08/14/14 - 07/24/15 08/04/14 01/30/15

*Estimate

  1. All budgets are based on costs for the student only as specified by the Higher Education Amendments of 1965. All figures are subject to change.
  2. Tuition for all students is payable within the academic year
  3. Room and board figures in the "Off Campus" budget are based on the student living away from home and paying 1/2 of the rent of a furnished two bedroom apartment with central air and heat, electric, and telephone.