Tuition and Cost to Attend The University of Tampa

Annual Total Cost

The annual total list price cost to go to The University of Tampa was $36,360 for the 2013/2014 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Florida residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for The University of Tampa is $23,990 for the 2013/2014 academic year. This is 2% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $24,476. The cost is $10,166 and 74% more expensive than the average Florida tuition of $13,824 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 119th in Florida amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 17th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,782 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $25,772.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,388 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Tampa should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Costs and Tuition for The University of Tampa
Expenditure Price
Florida Resident Total Cost $36,360
   In-State Tuition$23,990
   Other Fees$1,782
   Room and Board$9,388
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Non-Resident Total Cost $36,360
   Out-of-State Tuition$23,990
   Other Fees$1,782
   Room and Board$9,388
   Books and Supplies$1,200

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $36,360 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported The University of Tampa net price for in-state students $25,034* for the 2011/2012 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

86% of The University of Tampa students received grant aid in 2010/2011. The average total aid amount was $10,013. 25 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $4,062. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend The University of Tampa, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for The University of Tampa
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$25,034*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid86%
Average Total Grant Aid$10,013
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants25%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,062

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last reported for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$19,460
$30,001 to $48,000$21,401
$48,001 to $75,000$23,866
$75,001 to $110,000$24,273
$110,000+$27,487

Average Financial Aid Mix - $36,360 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $36,360. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

28%
31%
42%

Grants and Scholarships

 28% - $10,013

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, The University of Tampa or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 31% - $11,227

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 42% -  $15,120

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.


Tuition Comparison to Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. The University of Tampa
Stetson University58.3% more expensive
Florida Institute of Technology47.8% more expensive
Flagler College St Augustine32.6% less expensive
Savannah College of Art and Design37.3% more expensive
Mercer University36.8% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at The University of Tampa.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at The University of Tampa is $145,440 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $24,264 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $97,056**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $181,800 or $121,320 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at The University of Tampa.

Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$11,995
Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$18,180

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at The University of Tampa are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at The University of Tampa
Price per credit hour$486
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,458
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$1,944



Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 55% of The University of Tampa students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $11,227. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $31,742.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for The University of Tampa? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $97,056, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $121,605.05. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at The University of Tampa. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 86% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $24,264. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our The University of Tampa student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

The University of Tampa Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$1,013.38
Amount Borrowed$97,056.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$24,549.05
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$121,605.05

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend The University of Tampa? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending The University of Tampa, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $121,605.05 would be needed to afford a $1,013.38 monthly payment in the example $97,056.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to The University of Tampa in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $19,628 to $23,976. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.4%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $145,440.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for The University of Tampa.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$50,003$200,014
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$63,819$255,274
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $81,450$325,802
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $94,289$377,156

Tuition History

What was tuition at The University of Tampa five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase
2010$22,4803.5%
2009$21,7125%
2008$20,6820.4%
2007$20,5909.2%
2006$18,8483.7%
2005$18,1723.4%
2004$17,5723.2%
2003$17,0323%
2002$16,5423.2%
2001$16,0323.2%
2000$15,5423%
1999$15,0923%
1998$14,6523.7%
1997$14,1323.8%
1996$13,6124.8%
1995$12,9845.7%
1994$12,2805%
1993$11,6907.1%
1992$10,9208.1%
1991$10,1009.1%
1990$9,2609.6%
1989$8,4500%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at The University of Tampa to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 85 12% costlier
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication Bachelor's Degree 67 4% costlier
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 49 14% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 45 13% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 31 15% costlier
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 22 3% costlier
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Bachelor's Degree 21 2% cheaper
Public Health, General Bachelor's Degree 16 0% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 14 5% costlier
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 13 5% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 13 1% cheaper
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 10 15% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 9 0% cheaper
Digital Arts Bachelor's Degree 8 2% costlier
Musical Theatre Bachelor's Degree 7 3% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 7 10% costlier
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree 6 5% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 6 12% costlier
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 5 12% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 5 3% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 4 9% cheaper
Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 4 5% costlier
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 4 3% costlier
Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 3 8% costlier
Writing, General Bachelor's Degree 2 1% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 2% costlier
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 18% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 1 0% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 1 0% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 1 8% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 1 0% costlier
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 1 108% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 11% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 1 10% costlier
Criminology Bachelor's Degree 1 1% costlier
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis Bachelor's Degree 1 10% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 1 1% cheaper
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 1 9% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 1 80% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 19% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 0% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 8% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 4% cheaper

Calculators

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About The University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a four year private college located in Tampa, Florida.  Full time enrollment is 5,956 and part time is 781.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 14,730 applicants. 6,905 were admitted and 1,517 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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