Financial Aid & Tuition

A graduate education is a significant investment in your future. There are financial aid opportunities available for students. The following information describes funding resourses that may be useful to your graduate studies.

GI Bill

The University of San Francisco is dedicated to making education more accessible for our nation’s veterans by participating in programs that provide tuition and fee benefits to qualified applicants, including the Yellow Ribbon Program.


USF participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for U.S. Veterans. The V.A. determines the number of slots available for each university, and several Yellow Ribbon awards are available each year for graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Federal Student Loans for U.S. Students

U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents are eligible for a federal Stafford loan of $20,500 for each year of graduate studies. In addition, the federal Grad PLUS loan program covers remaining tuition and living expenses.

Apply for U.S. federal student loans (Stafford and Grad Plus) using the FAFSA link below. Start your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as early as possible. The loan process takes up to 8 weeks. You can accept all, part or none of the federal loan offered to you.

USF Scholarships

Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000. All applicants, U.S. and international, are considered for these scholarships at time of admission consideration. A separate application is not required. If you receive a Scholarship or Teaching/Research Assistantship, you are notified in your admission letter.

USF Tuition Information

Students will graduate with a Master of Arts in Public Leadership degree from the University of San Francisco. More information about the 32-credit program can be found at the link below. 

Tuition Info