Cost of Attendance


Good news - freshmen and transfer students are eligible for merit-based scholarships from the USF Office of Admissions! For automatic consideration, simply submit a complete admissions application by the priority deadline.  ​

Freshman Scholarships

These awards are not-stackable. Students will receive the highest award for which they qualify within the awarding timeline. All Green & Gold awards are credited in the form of a partial out-of-state tuition waiver; exact award amounts vary based on the number of credits in which a student enrolls each term.

Scholarship Award/Benefits Academic Requirements
USF Green & Gold Presidential Award $48,000 
(Up to $12,000 per year)
4.00+ GPA and 
1360+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math only) or
29+ ACT
USF Green & Gold Directors Award $36,000 
(Up to $9,000 per year)
3.80+ GPA and
1290+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math only) or
27+ ACT
USF Green & Gold Scholars Award $24,000 
(Up to $6,000 per year)
3.60+ GPA and
1220+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math only) or
25+ ACT
USF International Student Scholarship $4,000
(Up to $1,000 per year)
3.5+ GPA and
1140+ SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math only) or
23+ ACT

Transfer Scholarships

These scholarships are competitive awards. Meeting the criteria to be considered for a scholarship does not guarantee that a student will receive that award.

Scholarship Award/Benefits Academic Requirements
Frank H. Spain and Betty E. Gillies Community College Transfer Scholarship $5,000 ($1,250 per semester) Cumulative Transfer GPA of 3.75 or higher
Awarded to the top transfer applicant from each college within the Florida College System. Must be transferring with an AA or approved AS degree.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship $4,000 ($1,000 per semester) Cumulative Transfer GPA of 3.50 or higher
Must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and submit letter of recommendation from Chapter Advisor to the Scholarship Coordinator by priority date.
USF International Transfer Student Scholarship $2,000 ($500 per semester) Cumulative postsecondary GPA of 3.50 or higher with a minimum of 60 transferable credit hours.