Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Florida tuition is $4,477 per year for in-state residents. This is 35% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $6,841. The cost is 68% cheaper than the average Florida tuition of $13,991 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 26th in Florida amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 77th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $25,694 which represents a 474% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,904 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $6,381.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,910 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Gainesville should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,210.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,750 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,750 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Florida residents to go to University of Florida is $21,251 for the 2015/2016 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Florida residence can expect a one year cost of $42,468.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 IPEDS survey response for University of Florida and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Florida
Estimated Budgets
Florida Resident Total Budget $21,251
   In-State Tuition$4,477
   Other Fees$1,904
   Room and Board$9,910
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,750
   Books and Supplies$1,210
Non-Resident Total Budget $42,468
   Out-of-State Tuition$25,694
   Other Fees$1,904
   Room and Board$9,910
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,750
   Books and Supplies$1,210


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 $21,251 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 University of Florida net price for in-state students is $14,786* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

95% of University of Florida students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,597. 28 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,485. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Florida, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Florida
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$14,786*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid95%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,597
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants28%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,485

Average Net Price for In-State Students 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 published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$7,207
$30,001 to $48,000$7,587
$48,001 to $75,000$8,370
$75,001 to $110,000$11,381

Average Financial Aid Mix - $21,251 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $21,251. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 32% - $5,597

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

Federal Loans

 30% - $5,249

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

Out of Pocket

 38% -  $6,655

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

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 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.

Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if University of Florida is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 89/100 for University of Florida. Considering an average net price paid of $11,579, this leads to an overall value ranking of 83/100. This places the school 17th on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Florida
University of Georgia109.2% more expensive
Clemson University199.7% more expensive
North Carolina State University at Raleigh43.1% 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 University of Florida.

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 University of Florida is $85,004 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 $11,579 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $46,316**

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 $106,255 or $57,895 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 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 University of Florida.

Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,238
Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,626
Non-Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$12,847
Non-Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$21,234

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 University of Florida 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 University of Florida
Price per credit hour for Florida residents$149
Cost for one class for Florida residents (3 credit hours)$447
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$856
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,568
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$3,424


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. 27% of University of Florida students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,249. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $20,708.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Florida? 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 $46,316, 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 $57,467.53. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Florida. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 95% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $11,579. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Florida 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.

University of Florida Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$478.90
Amount Borrowed$46,316.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$11,151.53
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$57,467.53

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Florida? 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 University of Florida, 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 $57,467.53 would be needed to afford a $478.90 monthly payment in the example $46,316.00 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 University of Florida in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,060 to $4,477. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.1%. 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 in-state 4 year cost of $85,004.00. 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 University of Florida.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2023$29,225$116,900
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2028$37,299$149,198
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2033 $47,605$190,418
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2036 $55,108$220,433

Tuition History

What was tuition at University of Florida 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 in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$4,060$25,276 15%
2011$3,530$24,746 -19.3%
2010$4,373$23,744 15.7%
2009$3,778$20,623 16%
2008$3,256$17,841 1.6%
2007$3,206$17,791 3.6%
2006$3,094$17,222 4.7%
2005$2,955$15,827 6.3%
2004$2,780$13,808 7.7%
2003$2,581$12,046 5.6%
2002$2,444$10,332 8.3%
2001$2,256$9,594 5.5%
2000$2,139$9,114 4.2%
1999$2,052$8,708 6.5%
1998$1,926$7,843 7.4%
1997$1,793$7,038 5.2%
1996$1,705$6,607 -6.3%
1995$1,820$7,090 2.8%
1994$1,770$6,890 7.3%
1993$1,650$6,410 16.2%
1992$1,420$5,560 7.6%
1991$1,320$4,630 5.9%
1990$1,246$4,266 8%
1989$1,154$3,706 4.2%
1988$1,108$3,648 5.1%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Florida 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
Family and Community Services Bachelor's Degree 210 52% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 204 6% costlier
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor's Degree 204 17% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 198 100% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 191 21% costlier
Agricultural Economics Bachelor's Degree 171 20% costlier
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 171 6% costlier
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 167 16% costlier
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 162 19% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 159 25% costlier
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 154 17% costlier
Community Health and Preventive Medicine Bachelor's Degree 148 30% costlier
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 136 14% costlier
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Bachelor's Degree 136 30% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 134 26% costlier
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 133 15% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 127 20% costlier
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 127 33% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 119 7% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 106 33% costlier
Exercise Physiology Bachelor's Degree 106 6% costlier
Systems Engineering Bachelor's Degree 89 15% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 85 7% costlier
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 83 5% cheaper
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 82 1% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 75 8% costlier
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree 74 1% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 67 4% costlier
Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 62 9% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 54 6% costlier
Agricultural Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 52 36% costlier
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 52 35% costlier
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 41 6% costlier
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 39 15% costlier
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 39 5% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 38 9% costlier
Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree 35 6% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 31 8% costlier
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 29 24% costlier
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 29 1% cheaper
Nuclear Engineering Bachelor's Degree 26 5% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 25 26% costlier
Forestry, General Bachelor's Degree 23 20% costlier
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 23 8% cheaper
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 22 11% costlier
Ornamental Horticulture Bachelor's Degree 21 19% costlier
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 21 18% costlier
Botany/Plant Biology Bachelor's Degree 18 13% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 17 0% costlier
Entomology Bachelor's Degree 16 1% costlier
Criminology Bachelor's Degree 14 11% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 13 10% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 13 12% costlier
Surveying Technology/Surveying Bachelor's Degree 13 44% costlier
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 12 9% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 12 5% costlier
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 19% costlier
Agricultural and Food Products Processing Bachelor's Degree 11 12% costlier
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 10 14% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 10 19% costlier
Jewish/Judaic Studies Bachelor's Degree 10 8% cheaper
Digital Arts Bachelor's Degree 9 13% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Bachelor's Degree 9 34% costlier
Horticultural Science Bachelor's Degree 9 23% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 9 1% costlier
Management Science Bachelor's Degree 8 9% costlier
Plant Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 8 13% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 8 8% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 7 12% costlier
Soil Science and Agronomy, General Bachelor's Degree 7 16% costlier
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 6 5% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 6 10% costlier
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 12% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 2% cheaper
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 24% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 3% costlier
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 13% cheaper
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 5% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 10% costlier
Sustainability Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 11% costlier
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 4% cheaper
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 0% costlier
Food Science Bachelor's Degree 2 15% costlier
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 2 14% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 2 22% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 2 21% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 2 0% cheaper
Portuguese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 32% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 9% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 12% costlier
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 24% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 23% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 23% costlier


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About University of Florida

University of Florida is a four year public college located in Gainesville, Florida.  Full time enrollment is 43,825 and part time is 8,542.

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

University of Florida
355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, Florida

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Florida is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of Florida cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=134130 IPEDS survey data.