Financial Aid

Towson University is pleased to offer you information about financial assistance.  We are here to help you find the aid resources you need to reach your education goals.

The process of applying for aid can be complicated and time-consuming, but we are here to provide assistance to guide you smoothly through the process.

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Our website includes an overview of all the aid programs available to our students and detailed application instructions. Please carefully read this information and the information we send you about the aid process. We take pride in providing information that answers common questions and provides tips on how to avoid common problems. Please return to the site when you need to make aid decisions because our aid procedures and policies may change based on changes in aid regulations or university policies. 

When you have questions about the process, please contact us so that we can assist you. We have a variety of staff members available to help you, from the representatives in our Call Center, to the processors who manage and review your application materials, to our Financial Aid Advisors. To contact us, please see Contacts and Resources.

We look forward to helping you reach your educational goals and wish you success.

Aid Programs

TU offers a wide variety of aid programs to help you pay for your education, including scholarships. Use this section to learn about the different aid programs that are available and their eligibility requirements. Programs include scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment options.

Applying for Aid

Skip to this section for a summary of the application requirements to apply for all available aid programs. Learn about all application steps, deadlines, the FAFSA, and scholarship applications. Our Undergraduate Aid Calendar explains the monthly tasks in the new student admission and aid process.

Your Award Guide

After we offer you aid, the your award guide explains everything you need to know about reviewing your aid offers, accepting your aid, borrowing loans, and the requirements you must meet to remain eligible to receive your aid.  Learn about the minimum number of credits you can take, how drops and withdrawals affect aid, and the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy.

Aid Disbursements and Rebates

Once all required steps have been completed, your aid will disburse onto your account. Learn about aid disbursements and rebates and how your aid will be applied toward your bill, how to pay your remaining balance — or how to receive aid rebates if your aid exceeds your charges — and how changing your enrollment level can impact your bill and your rebates.

Loan Counseling and Promissory Notes

New loan borrowers must complete these additional steps to receive their first loans. In addition, once you graduate, withdrawal, or enroll below half-time, you must complete Exit Counseling.

Forms and Online Services

In Forms & Online Services, you can access all our aid forms, and learn about our online aid services.   

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.


Office of Financial Aid

Enrollment Services
Room 339
All Contacts & Resources
Mon-Thurs, 8:30 am-5 pm; Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (Call Center)

Mon-Thurs, 8 am-5 pm; Fri, 8 am-4:30 pm (Reception Desk)