Tuition & Expenses

Towson is among the top 100 values in public institutions and one of “America’s Top Colleges,” according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Forbes. One of our highest priorities is keeping your education affordable.

At Towson University, we are committed to providing a solid return on your education investment. We want to be sure you and your family understand our tuition rates and other costs. You can view detailed rates for the 2016-17 academic year by session: fall term, minimester, spring term and summer

Estimated Annual Costs

The tables below show estimated annual costs and expenses 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.  The Financial Aid office also provides additional details on cost of attendance.  

International Students 

Please see international undergraduate expenses or international graduate expenses.

Estimated Annual Costs for Undergraduate Students, 2017-2018

Full-time Tuition and Fees (12-15 units)  $9,694  $22,140
Room/Board  $12,184  $12,184
Books/Supplies $1,080 $1,080
Transportation $1,600 $1,600
Personal Expenses $1,500 $1,500
Loan Fees Allowance $250 $250
Total Estimated Costs $26,308 $38,754

Note: 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). Board costs are based on our 14 meals/week plan. For more information on our 2016-2017 room and board rates, see Housing Costs and Meal Plans. 


Estimated Annual Academic Costs for Graduate Students, 2017-2018

Tuition and Fees (9 units) $9,504 $17,172
Books/Supplies $900 $900
Total Academic Costs $10,404 $18,072


Contact Information

Bursar’s Office 

Enrollment Service Center
Room 336
Customer Service Center
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Payment Center
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.