The first few weeks in Gainesville will be the most expensive because the student may be required to pay deposits on an apartment, electricity/gas, telephone, internet, cable TV, etc. Students should arrive prepared to cover fees and other initial expenses, as it may take some time to transfer funds into a newly established U.S. bank account or to process financial award(s) for those receiving scholarships or other funding.

Typical expenses for 2022 – 2023*

 

Graduate

Tuition

$30,130 (24 credits)

Books/Supplies

816

Room/Utilities (Off Campus)

10,130

Food (Off Campus)

4,600

Personal

530

Computer

1,520

Health Insurance (Mandatory)

3,004

Between Term Expenses

975

TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES

$51,705

  Undergraduate
Tuition $28,660 (24 credits)
Books/Supplies 816
Room/Utilities (Off Campus) 10,130
Food (Off Campus) 4,600
Personal 530
Computer 1,520
Health Insurance (Mandatory) 3,004
Between Term Expenses 975
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES $50,235

The total minimum estimated cost of one year’s study at the University of Florida is $51,705 for graduate and $50,235 for undergraduate students. These figures* are based on the assumption that a student is careful in the use of their money, does not plan to purchase a vehicle, and has no dependents. It is estimated that the living expenses for an accompanying spouse will add $6,000 to the above annual costs and $2,500 should be added for each accompanying child. 

Health and accident insurance is required for attendance at the University of Florida.  The annual average cost (premium) is $$3,004.**  

* THESE FIGURES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.  THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS HAVE ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL FEE REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE CHECK WITH THAT DEPARTMENT FOR PROGRAM SPEFIC DETAILS: Dental, Medical, PharmD, Physical Therapy, Vet Med and All Upper Division Programs in the College of Law. Budgets for upper-division students in certain colleges will be adjusted upwards to accommodate higher costs.

** Most Insurance premiums are based on the student’s age.  Additional insurance for the F-1’s family is optional, but highly recommended.  It is not possible for a spouse or child to obtain work permission on an F-2 visa.
 

It is highly recommended that students have approximately $20,000 USD available for immediate use on arrival, to pay initial deposits, pay tuition, buy books, health insurance, pay apartment and utility deposits, etc.  FEE PAYMENT DEFERMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE. Visit https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-195?language=en_US regarding the requirement to declare travelling with a combined currency amount exceeding $10,000 USD.

Considerations when transferring money

  • All transactions must be made in United States currency
  • Money Order or Cashier's Check may take six weeks to clear; these should be purchased from a recognized company (such as a local bank, the U.S. post office, or large retailer) and are the quickest way to access funds
  • An Official Bank check, in United States currency, made payable through an international bank in the United States typically takes a month to be collected from the bank clearinghouse by a local Gainesville bank and may have processing fees.