Living on campus Living in off-campus housing
Direct costs: These costs are included on your bill from USF. It includes specific, fixed (or estimated) costs that you’ll pay for.
Average Tuition $29,610 $29,610
Fees $750 $750
Health Insurance

Semester rate: Fall 2024 $1,615, Spring 2025 $2,261
$3,876 $3,876
Housing $13,934  
Food $5,830  
Subtotal of direct costs: $54,000 $34,236
Indirect costs: These costs will not show up on your bill from USF. They are estimated costs. For example, you’ll probably need to buy textbooks and school supplies, personal items like clothes and toiletries, and travel expenses if you live far from home and plan to travel back during school breaks. You’ll decide for yourself how and when you make these purchases (and how much you pay). That’s why it’s just an estimate.
Off-campus housing   $13,500
Off-campus food   $3,600
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $500 $500
Transportation $923 $2,890
Personal expenses $3,105 $4,276
Subtotal of indirect costs: $4,528 $24,766
Total Cost of Attendance: (Direct + indirect costs. Your bill will be lower than this amount because you will not be charged for indirect costs.) $58,528 $59,002


  • Tuition is based on an average enrollment for the academic year (fall and spring semesters). Tuition is charged per unit.
    • Masters in Nursing
      • ME-MSN - $1,680 per unit
      • RN-MSN - $1,600 per unit
    • Masters in Public Health
      • MPH - $1,555 per unit
      • MSDHI - $1,645 per unit
  • Fees include:
    • $40 AGSUSF fee is applied each fall and spring semester for a total annual fee of $80. This fee funds activities and events of the Associated Graduate Students.
    • Fees associated with enrollment in identified courses (i.e., labs, clinical, practicum, externship, internship, APEX). The cost of attendance is budgeted with the following annual fee allowance: $670.
      • Fieldwork (per related course)- $100***
      • Nursing Clinical Lab (per related course) - $175
      • Nursing Malpractice Insurance (per related course) - $25
      • Nursing HESI (HESI exam fee by course) - $30- $210*
        *Associated with enrollment in identified courses for Nursing programs (i.e., labs, clinical, practicum, externship, and internship)
        *** Associated with enrollment in identified applied practice courses for PsyD, MPH and Nursing programs (i.e., clinical, practicum, externship, internship, APEX)
  • Housing and meal costs are estimates based on the average full-time graduate student. See all housing and meal costs.
  • Tuition, fees, housing, and meals costs increase slightly each year. Over the last few years, annual increases have ranged from 2.8% to 4.9%.
  • Graduate students who are registered in 6 or more units will be charged the USF-sponsored health insurance plan for $3,876 to their direct costs. If you’ve waived the USF health insurance because you’re already covered under a plan, you won’t be charged for this.