Undergraduate Tuition & Financial Aid

Considering applying to an undergraduate program at the USF College of Nursing or currently accepted undergraduate nursing student?  The following topics will assist you in getting started with tuition, college expenses, financial aid, veteran education benefits and more.



  • Tuition

    University Cost to Attend

    As you make financial plans to attend college, there are several factors to consider. The USF tuition rates are assessed per credit hour by course level, and costs will vary based on your residency status and course type (online, clinical, etc.). The current undergraduate tuition rates can be found on the University Controller's Office website.

    College Expenses

    If you are admitted to the USF College of Nursing, there will be additional fees to cover CPR training, criminal background check, drug screening, textbooks, course software, clinical uniforms, equipment (for pre-licensure students) and other expenses depending on your program. 

    Note: An estimated list of expenses will be provided to you as an admitted student. (usually $1,000-$2,500 per year)

  • Financial Aid

    University Scholarships & Financial Aid

    To begin understanding and managing your college finances, be sure to take advantage of the services offered by the University Scholarships & Financial Aid Services office. With the helpful "Get Started" option, you can choose from step-by-step guides, search for scholarships, and learn more about the types of financial aid.

    Note: Once you are an admitted nursing student, contact the USF Health, Office of Financial Aid for assistance in navigating the financial aid process. That office can also provide assistance with securing adequate funding, debt management counseling and financial planning.

    College Financial Assistance

    The USF College of Nursing awards financial assistance to admitted students through grants and endowed funding. Types of financial assistance include scholarships and other awards depending on your program. See the complete details provided below under Types of Financial Assistance.

    Note: The College of Nursing does not have a separate Financial Aid office, so students should contact the USF Health Office of Financial Aid for assistance with navigating the financial aid process. This office works in conjunction with the college and the University Scholarship & Financial Aid Services office.

    Veteran Education Benefit

    See the Office of Veteran Success for details to on how to apply for VA Education Benefits at USF. That office provides step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the admissions and VA benefit process. Contact H. JasonMiller, associate director of Veteran Services, for additional assistance.

  • Types of Financial Assistance

    Determining how to finance your education is not a one-step process. It takes a commitment to learning about the different types of aid, exploring which ones suit your budget and then applying for those you qualify for. 

    The College of Nursing awards specific scholarships (grants and endowed funding) to currently admitted students. An email will be sent to students through their USF Health email when funds are available. We recommend checking your email account daily.

    Note: No matter what type of funding you are applying for, start by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for most of types of financial assistance.

    • Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship – Annual scholarship grants are awarded to accredited educational institutions in Florida and other southeastern states. USF is one of the qualifying institutions, which then disperses funds to deserving women. Female College of Nursing students are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Janice Walker at jwalker@health.usf.edu.
    • USF Scholarships Scholarships for undergraduate students are based on both need and merit and do not have to be repaid. The college will email you directly when funds are available, through your USF Health email account. 
    Note: The tuition/fee rates listed are for estimation purposes and are subject to change.