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Undergraduate Program

Tuition & Financial Aid

Considering applying to an undergraduate program at the USF College of Nursing or are a 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.


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 (usually $1,000-$2,500 per year) will be provided to you as an admitted student.

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: Once you are an admitted student, contact 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 Office of Financial Aid.

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 benefits process.

For additional assistance, email or 813-974-2291. 


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.

In addition to the following list, the College of Nursing may have specific supplemental scholarships opportunities available to currently enrolled students. An email will be sent to students through their USF email when funds are available. We recommend checking your USF student email account daily – this is where all official communication from the university will be sent.

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.

USF Scholarships and Fellowships

USF offers a variety of scholarships. Use the keyword “nursing” in the search to view the current scholarships for nursing students here. To apply for these scholarships, you will need to complete a questionnaire in the USF Award Spring Database during the designated application period. Scholarships can be based on academic merit, extracurricular activities, special talents, or demographics.

Agency-Sponsored Scholarships

  • Hospitals and other healthcare organizations, such as Moffitt, HCA, and Pam Health, may offer funds to cover the cost of tuition and additional funding in exchange for a work commitment post-graduation. Applications for available opportunities will be provided upon admission to the undergraduate nursing program.

Publicly-Funded Training Vouchers for BSN students  For low-income qualified residents, up to $5,000 in tuition assistance, in addition to individualized career services, coaching, and support. Workforce Innovation And Opportunity Act (WIOA) - CareerSource Tampa Bay

Private Funds – Many private organizations also provide scholarship opportunities, so conduct your own search or use some of these suggestions: