Program Costs

The University of Florida is proud to offer one of the most competitive tuition rates among online programs in forensic science. If you have any questions, please contact us at dess@ahc.ufl.edu.

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Program Tuition Estimate

Tuition is $575 per credit hour (may increase to $625 per credit hour beginning this spring) plus fees for all students, regardless of location. This tuition rate is subject to change. Our program does not accept the UF EEP or Florida State Tuition Waiver.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Master’s degree students are eligible for private and federal loans. Graduate certificate students are not eligible for federal financial aid but may be eligible for private loans. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal or private loans.

Scholarships

To recognize outstanding forensic science students and to encourage students to pursue a career in the firearm and tool mark identification focus of the forensic science profession, the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) has established a scholarship program.

Program Tuition Estimate

How much does it cost?

Tuition is $575 per credit hour (may increase to $625 per credit hour beginning this spring) plus fees for all students, regardless of location. This tuition rate is subject to change. Our program does not accept the UF EEP or Florida State Tuition Waiver. We are an off-book program and do not receive funds from these programs. Non-degree and Certificate will pay Capital Improvement/Technology fees. M.S. students will pay Capital Improvement/Technology/Financial Aid fees. See more on the Bursar website.

Students may pay tuition via credit card, electronic check, or paper check. Note that a processing fee is assessed for credit card payments. Payments can be made approximately three weeks before the semester begins. We will communicate payment instructions once UF has loaded tuition into the system.

If you have any questions, please contact us at dess@ahc.ufl.edu.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Master’s degree students are eligible for private and federal loans. Graduate certificate students are not eligible for federal financial aid but may be eligible for private loans. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal or private loans. Please contact our Financial Aid Coordinator about possible private student loan eligibility.

Students seeking federal student loans must complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible.

  • Financial aid applicants are responsible for ensuring the timely completion of several steps through FAFSA and UF’s One.UF in order for funds to be disbursed by the tuition due date.
  • UF’s Federal School Code is 001535.

Minimum credits for eligibility for financial aid:

  • Fall and spring semesters: 5 credits
  • Summer semester: 4 credits

For more information or questions, contact the Pharmacy Financial Aid Coordinator:

Financial Aid Coordinator
Karina Woodward
Email: pharmacysfa@cop.ufl.edu

Veterans Affairs and Military Students

  • All non-degree, graduate certificate, and master’s degree students are eligible to receive benefits from the G.I. Bill or V.A. Tuition Assistance.
  • For more information or questions about your benefits, please contact: VAcounselor@ufl.edu.

Scholarships

AFTE Scholarship

To recognize outstanding forensic science students and to encourage students to pursue a career in the firearm and tool mark identification focus of the forensic science profession, the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) has established a scholarship program.

Students enrolled in a science degree program at an accredited university with the objective of a forensic science career can apply to receive a two thousand dollar ($2,000.00) scholarship award. The application process is not difficult, but does require an official transcript and three letters of recommendation. The eligibility requirements and application instructions can be found on the AFTE website.

The application submission period is between January 1 and April 1 of each year.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to:

Erin Mulligan
AFTE Scholarship Committee Chair
AFTEScholarship@gmail.com

Additional Costs

  • There is a $30 application fee for master’s degree and graduate certificate applications. There is no application fee associated with the non-degree seeking option.
  • Some courses do require textbooks.