A graduate degree is a valuable investment in your future career and earnings — and USF is committed to helping you keep it affordable.
Assistantships are available to students enrolled in most on-campus graduate programs, with the exception of Physician Assistant Studies. Due to restrictions within certain programs, students should speak directly to the program director. Note: students in USF’s online graduate programs are not eligible for graduate assistantships.
Graduate assistants work in an assigned area on campus for either 10 hours per week (to receive $3,500 per semester); or 5 hours per week (to receive $1750).
If you are a USF alum, you will automatically receive the Alumni Second Degree discount when you enroll in our traditional on-campus graduate programs. (Note: Some exclusions apply; check your specific program eligibility).
The alumni discount rate of $540/credit hour will be applied automatically, meaning you don’t have to complete an application or wait for funds to be dispersed. Other USF scholarships and discounts cannot be used in tandem with the Alumni Second Degree discount, although outside scholarships and government funding may be applied.
Many graduate students are eligible for federal loans. To apply, you must first file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and use our school code: 001832.
USF accepts up to 15 transfer graduate credits. Some restrictions apply, so ask your graduate admissions counselor for more information.