Cost of Attendance

We calculate aid eligibility based on the estimated annual Cost of Attendance Budgets listed below.  (For more eligibility information, see How Awards Are Determined.) 

These fall-spring budgets include estimated direct costs for TU charges such as tuition and on campus room/board, and allowances for other indirect costs such as off-campus room/board, transportation, personal expenses and books/supplies.  Your actual costs may vary.

Both on-campus and off-campus room/board allowances are based on the estimated costs for a multiple-occupancy room in our standard housing options (Glen Complex, Richmond, Newell, Prettyman, Scarborough, and Residence Tower). The board costs are based on our 14 meals/week plan.  Use the "Living with Parents" room/board allowances if you will be commuting from parent housing.

The TU rates listed below are based on our tentative rates for 2017-2018.  Our final 2017-2018 rates will not be approved by our Board of Regents until June 2017, and all rates will remain subject to change by TU and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.)

For more detailed information on our current 2016-17 rates, see tuition and fees, TU Housing or meal plans.

Enrollment Requirements

  • We build all initial budgets and aid offers based on full-time status. If you will enroll part-time, your award notice will include instructions for changing your status to part-time.
  • If you enroll less than half-time, your budget can only include Tuition/Fees and books/supplies and can’t include room/board, personal, or transportation costs.
  • For information on aid program enrollment requirements, see Minimum Credits.

2017-2018 Undergraduate Budgets

Full-time (at least 12 units)

Budget item MD Resident
On/Off Campus
Out-of-State
On/OFF Campus
MD Resident
Living With Parents
Tuition/Fees (12-15 units) $9,694 $22,140 $9,694
Room/Board Allowance $ 12,184 $12,184 $1,500
Books/Supplies $1,080 $1,080 $1,080
Transportation $1,600 $1,600 $1,800
Personal Expenses $1,500 $1,500 $1,250
Loan Fees Allowance $250 $250 $250
Total $26,308 $38,754 $15,574


part-time Undergraduates

If you will enroll 3/4 time (9-11 units), we must reduce the budgets above to 9 units of Tuition/Fees.

If you will enroll 1/2 time (6-8 units), we must reduce the budgets above to 6 units of Tuition/Fees.

Budget Item MD Resident Out-of-State
9 Units Tuition/Fees $7,524 $16,848
6 Units Tuition/Fees $5,016 $11,232


2017-2018 Master's Degree & Graduate Certificate Budgets

Full-time (at least 9 units)

Budget Item MD Resident
On/Off Campus
Out-of-State
On/Off Campus
MD Resident
Living With Parents
Tuition & Fees (9 units) $9,504 $17,172 $9,504
Room/Board Allowance $12,184 $12,184 $1,500
Books/Supplies $900 $900 $900
Transportation $2,400 $2,400 $2,400
Personal Expenses $1,500 $1,500 $1,250
Loan Fees Allowance $250 $250 $250
Total $26,738 $34,406 $15,804


half-time Master's & Certificates

If you will enroll half-time (6-8 units), we must reduce the budgets above to 6 units of Tuition/Fees.

Budget Item MD Resident Out-of-State
6 Units Tuition/Fees $6,336 $11,448


2017-2018 Doctoral Degree Budgets

Full-time (at least 6 units)

Budget Item MD Resident
On/Off Campus
Out-Of-State
On/Off Campus
MD Resident
Living With PArents
Tuition & Fees (6 units) $6,336 $11,448 $6,336
Room/Board Allowance $12,184 $12,184 $1,500
Books/Supplies $600 $600 $600
Transportation $2,400 $2,400 $2,400
Personal Expenses $1,500 $1,500 $1,250
Loan Fees Allowance $250 $250 $250
Total $23,270 $28,382 $12,336


half-time doctoral

If you will enroll half-time (3-5 units), we must reduce the budgets above to 3 units of Tuition/Fees.

Budget Item MD Resident Out-of-State
3 Units Tuition/Fees $3,168 $5,724

2016-2017 Budgets

2016-17 Cost of Attendance budgets are available as a PDF file.