Basics : Cost of Attendance

Average for 2014-15

* Tuition/fee figures are projected estimates for 2014-15 for incoming freshmen and graduate students entering UF for the first time. Tuition/fees for continuing students may be lower. Out-of-state undergraduates should add $22,278 to projected tuition/fees. Out-of-state graduate students should add $17,394 to projected tuition/fees.
Undergrad On/Off Campus Undergrad Living at Home Grad Off-Campus Undergrad Sum. 13 (A+B) On/Off Campus
*Tuition / Fees $6,630 $6,630 $13,400 $2,660
Books and Supplies 1,290 1,290 1,290 510
Computer/Cell Phone 1,260 1,260 1,360 370
Housing 5,340 _____ 6,610 1,600
Food 4,290 1,010 4,290 1,510
Transportation 1,100 1,100 1,100 370
Clothing Maintenance 690 690 690 240
Personal 270 270 270 70
Total Budget $20,870 $12,250 $29,010 $7,330

Average for 2013-14

* Tuition/fee figures are projected estimates for 2013-14 for incoming freshmen and graduate students entering UF for the first time. Tuition/fees for continuing students may be lower. Out-of-state undergraduates should add $22,278 to projected tuition/fees. Out-of-state graduate students should add $17,394 to projected tuition/fees.
Undergrad On/Off Campus Undergrad Living at Home Grad Off-Campus Undergrad Sum. 13 (A+B) On/Off Campus
*Tuition / Fees $6,270 $6,270 $12,640 $2,510
Books and Supplies 1,080 1,080 1,080 430
Computer/Cell Phone 1,280 1,280 1,380 380
Housing 5,230 _____ 6,590 1,570
Food 4,290 1,090 4,290 1,510
Transportation 1,110 1,110 1,110 370
Clothing Maintenance 690 690 690 240
Personal 270 270 270 70
Total Budget $20,220 $11,790 $28,050 $7,080

How Budgets Are Calculated

Student budgets can only include costs of attendance for the individual student. Additional living allowances for married students or students with children are not included. A standard child care allowance, however, may be included — depending on the ages of the student’s children.

Following is a brief description of how these budgets are derived. Budgets are based on a two-semester academic year and vary according to academic classification and residency status:

  1. Tuition/Fees
    Fees for undergraduate students are based on an average of 30 credit hours of 0-4999 level courses. Graduate tuition fees are based on 24 class hours from 5000-9999. Graduate students in dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, and professional MBA programs pay block fees.
  2. Books and Supplies
    Costs are determined by averaging the total cost of books and supplies for a four-year accounting curriculum at the Campus Shop and Bookstore (with 25% of books purchased used at 75% of new book price, and assuming resale of 50% of texts at 50% of cost).
  3. Computer/Cell Phone Costs
    Computer costs built into student budgets are “annualized.” This means the figure is derived from one year’s monthly costs for purchase or lease of equipment (including printer) and annual software purchases/upgrades. These costs are figured over a four-year period.
  4. Housing and Meals
    Housing costs for undergraduate students living on campus reflect the average of the following costs: average on-campus, air-conditioned double rooms with refrigerator and utilities and the average of rates quoted by local apartments with allowances for utilities. On-campus graduates costs are based on an average of rents for available UF graduate housing. Off-campus costs are based on the biannual Law Student cost survey, completed in November of 2012. This includes rent and utilities for 10 months. Food costs are based on Gator Dining’s Open Access 7 Day Meal Plan for on- or off-campus students and/or the Commuter 60 Block meal plan for students living at home.
  5. Transportation
    On- and off-campus transportation costs allow for four round-trips to Miami per two semesters.
  6. Personal
    The personal budget is based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s established personal costs for one person. This includes laundry, toiletries, and minor miscellaneous expenses.
  7. Clothing Maintenance
    The budget for clothing maintenance is based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s established clothing maintenance costs for one person.

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