Financial Information for International Students

Note: The information below is for undergraduate international students.

Before an I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility) can be issued for use in obtaining a visa for study in the United States, students must furnish proof that they have available funds to cover the first year of their study and available funds for each subsequent year. The following are estimated costs and do not include travel or automobile expenses. Additional funding will also be necessary for students planning to enroll in summer courses. Financial documentation must reflect the following expenses for the current academic year (nine months) in the financial statement for international students.
The following are tuition and costs for the 2013-2014 academic year:
Full-time undergraduate tuition and fees (12-18 credit hours) $25,772
Average room and board on campus (includes double room and 15 meals per week; off-campus housing is considerably higher) $9,388
Miscellaneous living expenses (books and personal) $3,990
Total expenses to be reflected in the Financial Statement Form $39,150  

If you plan to bring dependents to live with you, you must also certify funds of at least $5,000 per year for each dependent.

Please remember that the Financial Statement Form should reflect the availability of the amount stated above in U.S. dollars and should be translated into English.  Because of strict immigration limitations on employment, students should not plan on working as a source of income. Certified bank statements must accompany your financial forms, as well as letters outlining financial responsibilities from any sponsor other than parents.  A certified copy of the letter of award or loan approval must accompany any government/corporate scholarship or loan. The average cost per semester (not including miscellaneous living expenses) is $17,580. Payment must be remitted prior to each semester. The yearly cost of attendance should never be remitted in one sum.  

Contact the Office of Admissions by phone at (813) 253-6211 or by fax at (813) 258-7398 if you have any questions concerning the Financial Statement Form. For your convenience these documents are also accepted by fax; however, you should mail the originals to us. Retain copies of any financial document for use in obtaining your student visa.

Office of Admissions
University of Tampa
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606 USA

Phone: (813) 253-6211
Fax: (813) 258-7398
Email:admissions@ut.edu