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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 estimated cost of attendance is for a full year (two semesters) and does not include transporation expenses. Financial documentation must include account holder's full mame, dated no more than 12 months before the student intends to enroll.

Please remember that the Financial Statement Form should reflect the availability of the amount stated in the estimated cost 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. 

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office by phone at (813) 253-6211 or by email at, if you have any questions concerning the Financial Statement Form. For your convenience, these documents are also accepted by email. Retain copies of any financial document for use in obtaining your student visa.

Phone: (813) 253-6211
Fax: (813) 258-7398

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (COA) is an estimated figure used by colleges and universities to determine the total cost of attending their institution for one academic year. The Financial Aid Office uses the cost of attendance to determine eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid programs for eligible students. Generally, a students financial aid award cannot exceed the cost of attendance.

The costs of attendance below may differ from the costs required on the Financial Statement Form used by non-U.S. Citizens for the purpose of obtaining a student visa.

On-Campus, Full-Year Off-Campus, Full- Year With Relative, Full-Year
Tuition $31,162 $31,162 $31,162
Fees $2,262 $2,262 $2,262
Housing (average cost) $7,904
Food (unlimited meal plan) $6,272
Total Direct Costs $47,600 $33,424 $33,424
Living Expenses (Housing and Food) $12,000 $2,860
Personal Expenses $5,500 $5,500 $5,500
Transportation $1,500 $3,000 $3,000
Books (15 credits/semester) $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Loan Fees $130 $130 $130
Total Indirect Costs $8,630 $22,130 $12,990

Estimated Cost of Attendance