Tuition & Fees Schedule for Academic Year 2020-2021

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition Annual Tuition Per Semester Per Unit

Fall & Spring on the USF Main (Hilltop) Campus
Intersession 2021 charged at per unit rate

$51,930 $25,965 $1,850 for students taking fewer than 12 or more than 18 units
Summer classes on the USF Main (Hilltop) Campus (per unit only)   n/a $1,235 (Summer 2020 rate)
Undergraduate programs offered at USF's additional locations:      
Management Degree Completion Program (BSM) at the SF Downtown and Pleasanton Campuses (per unit only)     $1,120
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing - VANAP at the Sacramento Campus (per unit only)     $1,480

 

Fees (Mandatory) Annual Fall/Spring Per Semester Fees as Directed
Student Activity Fee (ASUSF) - supports student services, initiatives, and activities $242 $121  
USF-Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna) for students not covered by a comparable plan (equal or better) under a United States-domiciled health insurance company** $3,158 $1,324/Fall
$1,834/Spring
 
Transportation Fee*  $310 $155  
Housing Contract Cancellation Fee (prorated)      
          Before June 1     $250
          June     $500
          July     $750
          August and after     $1000
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%.

*This fee is subject to negotiations with the City of San Francisco and is charged only to undergraduate students on the San Francisco campus in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management and the School of Nursing & Health Professions.

**For the 2020-2021 academic year (FY2021), the USF-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan premiums will be published on the USF website.

 

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Graduate Tuition and Fees rates effective Fall 2020

Arts & Sciences

Tuition Per Unit Semester Estimated First-Year Tuition*
Asia Pacific Studies $1,480   $23,680
Biology $1,480    
Biotechnology $1,480   $26,640
Chemistry $1,480    
Computer Science $1,480   $23,680
Computer Science Bridge $1,480   $32,560
Data Science $1,480   $47,360
Economics $1,480   $26,640
Energy Systems Management $1,480   $23,680
Environmental Management $1,480   $23,680
International and Development Economics $1,480   $26,640
International Studies $1,480   $29,600
Migration Studies $1,480   $25,160
Museum Studies $1,480   $35,520
Professional Communication $1,480   $22,200
Public Leadership $1,480   $41,440
Sport Management $1,480   $22,200
Urban and Public Affairs $1,480   $26,640
Writing(MFA) $1,480   $17,760
* Tuition costs per year are estimates only; costs may vary based on actual enrollment in classes.
** To see anticipated number of units for each year, visit College of Arts & Science - Tuition & Fees.

Education

Tuition Per Unit Semester Estimated Annual Tuition*
Masters $1,215    
Graduate Online Program $1,215    
Catholic Educational Leadership - Masters (scholarship may be available) $1,215    
EARCOS $620    
Credential Programs $1,035    
San Francisco Unified School District $620    
Doctoral  $1,370    
Catholic Educational Leadership - Doctoral (scholarship may be available) $1,370    

Law

Tuition Per Unit Semester Estimated Annual Tuition*
Full-time JD   $25,825 $51,650
Part-time JD (admission term Fall 2014-17; 84-unit curriculum) $1,850    
Part-time JD (admission term Fall 2018; 87-unit curriculum) $1,790    
Full-time LLM in ICL, LLM in IPTL   $24,995 $49,990
Part-time LLM in ICL $1,995    
Part-time LLM in IPTL $1,995    
LLM in Taxation $2,050    
Master of Legal Studies in Taxation $1,650    

Management

Tuition Per Unit Semester Estimated Annual Tuition*
MBA $1,575    
MSEI $1,365    
MSFA, MSFN, MSMI $1,480    
Global Entrepreneurial Management     $39,000
EMBA (Tuition only starting FY21)   $23,920  
Information Systems $1,210    
Nonprofit Administration $1,170    
Public Administration $1,210    
Organization Development $1,525    

Nursing and Health Professions

Tuition Per Unit Semester Estimated Annual Tuition*
Masters (MSN, MPH, MSBH, MSHI, RN-to-MSN) $1,480    
Doctoral (DNP, PsyD) $1,480    
Executive DNP (Doctoral; tuition only starting)   $16,615  

General Fees

Fees (Mandatory) Fees as Directed Semester Annual Fall/Spring
AGSUSF (all graduate students exclusive of Law and EARCOS)   $35 $70
USF-Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)** $3,158 $1,324/Fall
$1,834/Spring
 
Housing Contract Cancellation Fee (Sliding Scale)      
          Before June 1 $250    
          June $500    
          July $750    
          August and after $1000    
*This fee is subject to negotiations with the City of San Francisco and is charged only to undergraduate students on the San Francisco campus in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management and the School of Nursing & Health Professions.

**For the 2020-2021 academic year (FY2021), the USF-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan premiums will be published on the USF website.

College of Arts & Sciences Fees

Fees (Mandatory) Fees as Directed Semester Annual Fall/Spring
Lab (per related course) $25    

Law Fees

Fees (Mandatory) Fees as Directed Semester Annual Fall/Spring
SBA (Full-time Law students only, LLM Tax is excluded)   $35 $70
SBA (Part-time Law students only, per unit, LLM Tax is excluded) $2    
LRAP (JD students only)   $5 $10
Law Visiting Student Fee   $250  
Law Intensive Advocacy Program (Materials cost, per course) $100    
Law Re-Examination Fee $500    

Management Fees

Fees (Mandatory) Fees as Directed Semester Annual Fall/Spring
SOM Graduate Student Fee (Excludes MBA, EMBA, and ODP MPA students)   $50 $100
MBA Enrichment and Co‐curricular Activities (one-time fee billed first enrolled semester) $2,500 (Full‐time MBA)/
$750 (Part‐time MBA)
   

Nursing Fees

Fees (Mandatory) Fees as Directed Semester Annual Fall/Spring
Clinical Lab      
Undergraduate (per lab) $175    
Graduate (per lab) $175    
Fieldwork      
Undergraduate (per related course) $100    
Graduate (per related course) $100    
Malpractice Insurance      
Undergraduate (per clinical lab) $25    
Graduate (per clinical lab) $25    

Housing/Room and Board

Housing and Meal Plan rates vary by type.

View Room and Board Rates.

Health Insurance Policy

As a condition of enrollment, the University of San Francisco requires regularly enrolled students to have health insurance, both to protect against unexpected high medical costs and to provide access to quality care. The following groups of students are required to have health insurance:

  • All full-time undergraduate domestic students registered for 9 credit hours or more (excluding students in Certificate programs)
  • All graduate domestic students registered for 6 credit hours or more (excluding students in Certificate programs and Online programs)
  • All international students and scholars registered for at least 1 credit hour (this includes undergraduate, graduate, law students, and non-degree students)
  • Students who reside in the University-operated housing (including undergraduate, graduate, law students, and non-degree students).*

Hard Waiver Health Insurance

Students will be automatically enrolled in and have their accounts billed for the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. Students who are able to prove that they have coverage comparable (equal or better) to the University-sponsored plan under a United States-domiciled health insurance company may waive this requirement each academic year. Domestic students may waive this requirement through the online waiver form found at Health Promotion and Services.

International students must waive the University sponsored student health insurance plan in person at the Health Promotion and Services office (UC 5th Floor) to ensure that their health insurance policy meets the minimum insurance requirement established by United States federal government regulations.

Students are expected to maintain comparable health insurance coverage at all times during their waiver period. However if a student's health coverage is dropped, it is the student's responsibility to contact Health Promotion Services to discuss his or her options.

If the waiver is approved, the student's account will be credited accordingly. If the online waiver is denied, students may file an online waiver appeal form with Health Promotion Services. Students can also call to discuss the appeal by phone at (415) 422-5797.

If a student waivers in Fall, the waiver is good for Fall and Spring semesters. However, students, who waive in the spring semester, must waive again for the following Fall semester. Students who have waived the plan in a given year or semester, are eligible to re-enroll in the USF-sponsored health plan for the following semester. These students must contact Health Promotion Services office to re-enroll in the USF-sponsored health plan.

* Students who reside in University operated housing and are registered for fewer than 6 credit hours (including graduate, law, and non-degree students) or students who commence their enrollment in the summer session are not automatically enrolled in and not billed for the University-sponsored health plan. These students must purchase the coverage online or apply for a waiver in order to comply with the USF health insurance policy.

More Information

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the USF-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan premiums will be published on the USF website when the rates are available. USF health insurance requirements, plan benefits, online waiver request form, waiver period, and deadlines will be published at Health Promotion Services. For further information, please contact Health Promotion Services at hps@usfca.edu or (415) 422-5797.

Past Tuition and Fees Schedules

Tuition and Fees Schedule for Past Academic Years 2017/2018 - 2019/2020.

Academic Year 2019/2020

Academic Year 2018/2019

Academic Year 2017/2018