Cost & Fees

The Value of an Online Degree from UWF

At the University of West Florida, we’re proud of our affordable tuition. Our reasonable rates for online programs compare favorably to the cost of other degrees.

The average annual price of a four-year online bachelor’s degree from UWF is $6,860. With the average public and private in-state college tuition in Florida at $13,776, the value of an online degree from UWF can’t be disputed.

While the total cost and fees for a program do vary, we work hard to ensure that we offer you a top-notch degree at a competitive price. Visit our online program page for more information.

Undergraduate Annual Comparison for the State of Florida
Average yearly online undergraduate tuition costs at UWF = $6,860
Average yearly undergraduate tuition costs in Florida = $13,776

Graduate Annual Comparison for the State of Florida
Average yearly online undergraduate tuition costs at UWF = $7,717
Average yearly graduate tuition costs in Florida = $10,605

The University of West Florida offers affordable tuition rates for online programs. All tuition and fees are assessed per credit hour, 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, including all fees.

It is every student’s responsibility to be aware of payment deadlines. You become liable for your tuition upon registration.

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Florida in-state tuition per credit hour: $218.98
  • Full out-of-state tuition per credit hour: $648.37
  • 75% out-of-state tuition waived, per credit hour: $341.67

Graduate Courses:

  • Florida in-state tuition per credit hour: $384.60
  • Full out-of-state tuition per credit hour: $1,044.24
  • 90% out-of-state tuition waived, per credit hour: $478.83

Alabama Differential Out-of-State Tuition – Residents of Alabama are eligible for Alabama Differential Tuition, a reduced out-of-state tuition rate. For more information and to verify residency status for tuition purposes, new undergraduate students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and new graduate students should contact the Graduate School. Current students should contact the Office of the Registrar.

Active-Duty Military – All active-duty members of the U.S. military who reside or are stationed outside of Florida shall have a 100% waiver of all non-resident tuition and non-resident fees by the University. Contact the Military & Veterans Resource Center to learn more or to apply for the Active-Duty Military Out-of-State Waiver.

UWF Short-Term Financial Assistance – The University of West Florida provides eligible students with an alternative to paying the full amount of tuition at the beginning of each term in the form of an installment payment plan or a short-term loan.

U.S. Military and Veteran Students – UWF is a military and veteran inclusive and Military FriendlyⓇ School, proudly serving military civilians, service members, veterans and their families.  Utilizing government or military provided tuition assistance has allowed many students to fully fund their tuition expenses. Additionally, there are a number of waivers that may be available to partially or fully waive the non-resident tuition and fees for non-Florida residents. Active Duty service members and their family members stationed within the state of Florida may be granted in-state tuition vice a waiver of non-resident tuition and fees. An active participant in the VA Yellow Ribbon program since program inception in 2011, UWF continues to make financial contributions in support of eligible veterans using Chapter 33 Post 911 education benefits while residing outside the state of Florida.  For more information on these and other military/veteran related programs, please visit UWF MVRC.

We’ve outlined the in-state tuition cost for each program below. See program pages for more details.

*Some online degree and certificate programs are self-supporting and market rate. Self-supporting and market rate programs do not charge more for out-of-state students; therefore, they are not eligible for a waiver.

Online Undergraduate Programs Tuition

Tuition Rate Total Credits Cost per Credit Hour Total Cost
Business Analytics Undergraduate Certificate 12 $218.98 $2,627.76
Business Intelligence–Undergraduate Certificate 12 $218.98 $2,627.76
Clinical Lab Sciences, B.S.–MLT to MLS 39 $282.13* $11,003.07
Community Education, B.A. 120 $218.98 $26,277.60
Database Systems–Undergraduate Certificate 12 $218.98 $2,627.76
Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Undergraduate Certificate 9 $218.98 $1,970.82
Exceptional Student Education, B.A. 132 $218.98 $28,905.36
Geographic Information Science, Undergraduate Certificate 24 $330.00* $7,920.00
Health Sciences, B.S. 120 $218.98 $26,277.60
Health Sciences, B.S.–Healthcare Administration 120 $218.98 $26,277.60
HR Management Undergraduate Certificate 12 $384.60  
Information Security Management–Undergraduate Certificate 12 $218.98 $2,627.76
Information Systems Management Undergraduate Certificate 12 $218.98 $2,627.76
Intelligence Analysis–Undergraduate Certificate 12 or 15 $218.98*

$2,627.76–$3,284.70

Instructional Design and Technology, B.S. 120 $218.98 $26,277.60

Management Development Undergraduate Certificate

12 $218.98  

Maritime Studies, B.A.

120 $218.98 $26,277.60

Medical Laboratory Sciences–Undergraduate Certificate

14–25 $282.13 $3,949.82–$7,053.25
Psychology, B.A. 120 $218.98 $26,277.60
Public Health, B.S. 120 $218.98 $26,277.60
RN to BSN 32 $282.13* $9,028.16
BSN to MSN 32 plus 27 $282.13* and $425* $20,503.16
Supply Chain Management, B.S.B.A. 120 $218.98 $26,277.60

Online Graduate Programs Tuition

Tuition Rate Total Credits Cost per Credit Hour Total Cost
Accountancy, M.Acc. 30 $384.60 $11,538.00
Acquisition and Contract Administration–Graduate Certificate 9 $384.60 $3,461.40
Business Administration, M.B.A. 33–36 $456.50* $15,064.50–$16,434.00
Business Analytics–Graduate Certificate 12 $384.60 $4,615.20
Computer Science, M.S. 30 $425.00* $12,750.00
Criminal Justice, M.S. 33 $384.60 $12,691.80
Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.D.–Curriculum and Assessment Specialization 63 $384.60 $24,229.80
Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.S. 30 $425.00* $12,750.00
Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed. 36 $416.50* $14,994.00
Cybersecurity-Graduate Certificate 12 $425.00 $5,100.00
Cybersecurity, M.S. 30 $425.00* $12,750.00
Data Science-Graduate Certificate 12 $384.60 $4,615.20
Data Science, M.S. 30 $384.60 $11,538.00
Educational Leadership, M.Ed. 30 $416.50* $12,495.00
English, M.A. 33–36 $384.60 $12,691.80‬–$13,845.60
Entrepreneurship–Graduate Certificate 9 $384.60 $3,461.40
Environmental Science, M.S. 30 $384.60 $11,538.00
Exceptional Student Education, M.A. 30–42 $384.60 $11,538.00–$16,153.20
Geographic Information Science Administration, M.S. 36 $425.00 $15,300.00
Geographic Information Science–Graduate Certificate 24 $630.00* $15,120.00
Graduate Business Foundations–Graduate Certificate 12 $384.60 $4,615.20
Health Informatics–Graduate Certificate 12 $384.60 $4,615.20
Health Promotion & Worksite Wellness, M.S. 39 $384.60 $14,999.40
Healthcare Administration, M.H.A. 40.5 $384.60 $15,576.30
Human Performance Technology–Graduate Certificate 12 $384.60* $4,615.20
Human Resources Management–Graduate Certificate 12 $384.60 $4,615.20
Information Security Management–Graduate Certificate 12 $384.60 $4,615.20
Information Technology, M.S. 30 $425.00 $12,750.00
Instructional Design and Technology, Ed.D 66 $384.60 $25,383.60
Instructional Design and Technology, M.Ed. 36 $416.50* $14,994.00
Instructional Design and Technology, M.Ed.–Technology Leadership Specialization 36 $384.60 $12,691.80
International Affairs, M.A. 33 $384.60 $14,994.00
Managing Sustainability and Resiliency–Graduate Certificate 9 $384.60 $3,461.40
Mathematics, M.S. 30 $384.60 $11,538.00
Nursing, M.S.N.–Family Nurse Practitioner 45 $500.00* $22,500.00
Nursing, M.S.N.–Nurse Executive 39 $425.00* $16,575.00
Nursing, M.S.N.–Nursing Education 39 $425.00* $16,575.00
Political Science, M.A. 33 $384.60 $12,691.80
Professional Accountancy–Graduate Certificate 12 $384.60 $4,615.20
Public Administration, M.S.A. 36 $384.60 $13,845.60
Public Health–Emergency Management and Infection Control–Graduate Certificate 18 $384.60 $6,922.80
Public Health–Environmental and Occupational Health–Graduate Certificate 18 $384.60 $6,922.80
Public Health, M.P.H. 42 $384.60 $16,153.20
Reading, M.Ed. 36 $384.60 $13,845.60
Social Media for Public Relations & Advertising – Graduate Certificate 12 $384.60 $4,615.20
Social Work, M.S.W. 30 or 60 $450.00* $13,500–$27,000
Supply Chain Logistics Management–Graduate Certificate 9 $384.60 $3,461.40
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)–Graduate Certificate 15 $384.60 $5,769
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