Undergraduate Admissions

Residency Requirements

To determine whether a student qualifies for in-state or out-of-state tuition, Towson University follows guidelines established by the University System of Maryland's Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes. The individual seeking in-state tuition status shall have the burden of proving that he or she satisfies all requirements of this policy, and in-state or out-of-state status will be assigned by the university upon review of the facts known or presented to it.

The initial determination for in-state residency will be based on the responses you provide in your application for admission. If you wish to change your residency classification to in-state status, you must file a Petition for In-State Residency Form (PDF). This form must be submitted by the last day to register for the term at Towson University.

Common App Applicants

In order to be considered for in-state tuition, students applying through the Common App need to complete an additional form that could not be requested through the application or supplement. If you have applied as a new undergraduate student through the Common App and have not submitted this additional documentation, please print and complete the Section 11 Form (PDF). This form can be scanned and emailed to admissions@towson.edu or mailed to University Admissions at 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252. Your timely response is necessary to make sure we can make the appropriate tuition determination for you.


University Admissions

Phone: 410-704-2113
Fax: 410-704-3030
Campus Tours: 410-704-4696

Office Location

Office of Admissions
7800 York Road, 2nd Floor

University Codes

SAT: 5404
ACT: 1718
FAFSA: 002099