Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees are assessed on a per credit hour basis by the location of the course, the level of the course, and the student's residency classification for fee purposes. The following tables outline online tuition for undergraduate and graduate courses and includes a $15 per credit hour fee for every online course.


Tuition waivers that cover all or part of the out-of- state fee portion of assessed tuition are available to qualified students admitted to specific online degree and certificate programs offered by the UWF's Online Campus. Some online programs have differential tuition pricing and do not charge more for out-of- state students.

For current information about the out-of- state tuition waiver, please select the "Tuition Waiver Info" link in the left column


Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2016-2017

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Florida in-state tuition per credit hour: $218.98
    • (Ex. 3 credit hour course cost is: $656.94)
  • 100% Out-of-state tuition waiver per credit hour: $239.43
    • (Ex. 3 credit hour course cost is: $718.29)
  • 75% Out-of-state tuition waiver per credit hour: $341.67
    • (Ex. 3 credit hour course cost is: $1025.01
  • Alabama Resident Differential tuition per credit hour: $323.98*
    • (Ex. 3 credit hour course cost is: $971.94)
  • Full Out of state tuition per credit hour: $648.37
    • (Ex. 3 credit hour course cost is: $1945.11)

Graduate Courses:

  • Florida in-state tuition per credit hour: $384.60
    • (Ex. 3 credit hour course cost is: $1153.80)
  • 100% Out of state tuition waiver per credit hour: $416.01
    • (Ex. 3 credit hour course cost is: $1248.03)
  • 90% Out of state tuition waiver per credit hour: $478.83
    • (Ex. 3 credit hour course cost is: $1436.49)
  • Alabama Resident Differential tuition per credit hour: $489.60*
    • (Ex. 3 credit hour course cost is: $1468.80)
  • Full Out of state tuition per credit hour: $1044.24
    • (Ex. 3 credit hour course cost is: $3132.72)

* New undergraduate students residing in Alabama should utilize the existing Alabama out-of-state tuition differential instead of the tuition waiver because it costs less ($323.98 vs. $341.67). New Graduate students residing in Alabama should utilize the tuition waiver because it costs less ($478.83 vs. $489.60).

The above table does not include materials/supplies or lab fees that may be assessed for individual courses.


Differential Tuition Pricing

Some degree programs are authorized to charge differential tuition amounts. The programs listed below have differential tuition.

  • Business Administration, M.B.A., General/Accounting/Entrepreneurship/Supply Chain Logistics Management Specializations: The courses that comprise the General, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain Management programs charge $456.50 per credit hour or $1369.50 per 3 credit hour course for All Students

  • Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.D., Curriculum & Assessment Specialization: The courses that comprise the Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.D./Curriculum & Assessment program charge $425 per credit hour or $1275 per 3 credit hour course for All Students

  • Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.S.,: The courses that comprise the Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.S. program charge $425 per credit hour or $1275 per 3 credit hour course for All Students

  • Educational Leadership Certification, M.Ed.: The courses that comprise the Educational Leadership Certification, M.Ed. program charge $416.50 per credit hour or $1249.50 per 3 credit hour course for All Students

  • Geographic Information Science, M.S.: The courses that comprise the Geographic Information Science, M.S. program charge $384.60 per credit hour or $1153.80 per 3 credit hour course for All Students

  • Instructional Design and Technology, M.Ed.:  The courses that comprise the Instructional Design and Technology M.Ed. program charge $416.50 per credit hour or $1249.50 per 3 credit hour course for All Students

  • Nursing, M.S.N.: The courses that comprise the Nursing M.S.N. program charge $425 per credit hour or $1275 per 3 credit hour course for All Students

  • Nursing, R.N.-B.S.N.The courses that comprise the R.N.-B.S.N. program charge $282.13 per credit hour or $846.39 per 3 credit hour course for All Students

Alternate Certificate Pricing

The following certificates and programs are priced as listed. All other online programs and certificate costs are based on the charts above.

  • Applied Behavior Analysis BCBA®/BCaBA® Program: The courses that satisfy the applied behavior analysis graduate requirements for theBCBA® and BCaBA® certifications charge $384.60 per credit hour or $1153.80 per 3 credit hour course for All Students

  • Arabic Language and Culture Certificate: The courses that comprise the Arabic Language and Culture certificate charge $218.98 per credit hour or $875.92 per 4 credit hour course for All Students

  • Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate: Please visit the GIS Tuition web site for current pricing.

  • Geographic Information Science (GIS) - Archaeology Certificate: Please visit the GIS Tuition web site for current pricing.

  • Geospatial Cybersecurity Certificate: The courses that comprise the undergraduate certificate charge $330 per credit hour for GIS courses and between $218.98 and $648.37 for Computer Science courses depending upon where the student is located.

    The courses that comprise the graduate certificate charge $630 per credit hour for GIS courses and between $384.60 and $1044.24 for Computer Science courses depending upon where the student is located.

  • Human Performance Technology Certificate: The courses that comprise the Human Performance Technology certificate charge $384.60 per credit hour or $1153.80 per 3 credit hour course for All Students

  • Instructional Design & Technology​ Certificate: The courses that comprise the​ Instructional Design & Technology​ Certificate charge $384.60 per credit hour or $1153.80 per 3 credit hour course for All Students

  • Intelligence Analysis Certificate: The courses that comprise the Intelligence Analysis Certificate charge $218.98 per credit hour or $656.94 per 3 credit hour course for All Students

Short-term Financial Assistance Programs

UWF Payment Plan

The University of West Florida provides eligible students with an alternative to paying the full amount of tuition, housing and meal plans at the beginning of each term.  Beginning in Fall 2016, UWF will offer a payment plan with up to 4 installments for Fall and Spring terms. Summer term will have a payment plan with up to 3 installments. The number of available installments is determined by the date of which you enroll in the payment plan. The earlier the student enrolls, the more installments available to the student. 

What charges can be included?

  • Current term tuition and fees, housing rent charges and meal plans.  All of these charges will automatically be included in the plan, you cannot choose to exclude some charges
  • Charges will be reduced by the amount of available financial aid, private scholarships, private loans and third party billing arrangements
  • An account balance of $300 or more is required to be eligible for the payment plan

When can I enroll in the plan?

  • Students can begin enrolling in the plan in July for Fall term, November for Spring term, and April for Summer term
  • To avoid assessment of late fees, students must enroll no later than Part of Term 1 fee payment deadline

How do I enroll in the plan?

  • Log into your CashNet account.  On your home page, you will see the UWF Payment Plan link
  • Review plan budget and payment due dates
  • Accept Terms and Conditions
  • The first payment is required online in order to enroll in the Payment Plan

When are payments due?

  • The first payment is due online at the time you enroll into the plan.  A one-time $15 enrollment charge is assessed in addition to the first payment
  • Additional installments will be determined by the plan you are enrolled and can be made online, mailed, or in the Cashier's Office using only cash, check, or money order

What if I make a payment late?

  • If you pay late you will be assessed the appropriate late fees – tuition $100, housing $50
  • If payment plan includes a meal plan, meals will be suspended until the account balance is paid in full
  • Refer to your housing contract terms and conditions, for additional information, contact housingaccounts@uwf.edu

What happens if I receive financial aid after enrolling in the plan?

  • You financial aid will be applied to the balance of your outstanding charges.  If a balance remains, then subsequent required payments will be adjusted

What happens if I change my class schedule after enrolling in the plan?

  • Your subsequent payments will be adjusted to reflect the increase or decrease in your fee assessment

Short Term Loans

Students in good financial standing with the University are eligible to apply for a Short Term Loan up to $500.  The application is submitted through MyUWF and an electronic promissory note signed.  Short Term Loans along with the service charge are due before the end of the semester in which they were issued; the due date is included on the promissory note.  Contact the Student Accounts Office for more information.



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