Estimated Direct Costs

Estimated Annual Direct Costs of Attendance

This year (2014-2015), over 65 percent of our students received some form of financial assistance. More than $99 million in UWF grants, scholarships and loans were awarded. Please use our website as a tool to answer your questions, and it will allow you to connect with resources.

Direct Cost Worksheet Tool

2015-2016 Estimated Annual Direct Cost

Direct CostsFlorida ResidentAlabama ResidentNon-FL Resident
$/credit hour ($212) ($317) ($642)
*Tuition $6,360 $9,510 $19,260
**Housing $5,800 $5,800 $5,800
***Meals $3,688 $3,688 $3,688
Total Cost $15,848 $18,998 $28,748

* Based on 30 credit hours of Tuition & Fees (1 year / 2 or 3 semesters)
** Double occupancy (Fall and Spring) Pace/Argo/Martin
*** 12 meals per week, $300 Argo Bucks (Fall and Spring)

True Cost Calculator

The True Cost Calculator is designed to help you estimate your financial aid options for University of West Florida. The average time to complete a full estimate is between 3-5 minutes. When you need help feel free to speak to your Admissions counselor or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at or (850) 474-2230.

Alabama Residency Tuition

Residents of Alabama are eligible for the Alabama (Differential) Tuition Plan, a reduced out-of-state tuition rate. To qualify for the Alabama Tuition Differential Plan, students must complete the Alabama Residency Classification Form‌. For consideration Alabama residents must demonstrate:

  • US Citizenship
  • Independent or Dependent status on recent tax filings
  • Permanent Resident (green card holder) or legal alien granted indefinite stay by the US Department of Homeland Security

The University of West Florida has been authorized to offer qualified residents of Alabama a special out-of-state tuition rate. Qualification is based upon documented evidence of legal residence in the State of Alabama for at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes. UWF is affordable to our Alabama neighbors, learn more about the cost of attendance and about Alabama residency requirements.

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