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Costs and Expenses

Cost of Attendance

You may use these budgets to estimate your annual cost to attend Towson University. The Financial Aid Office also uses these budgets to calculate students' maximum eligibility for financial aid funds.

  • Direct Costs include book costs and estimated TU charges, such as tuition, room and board.

  • Indirect Expenses include allowances for personal and transportation expenses, and Off-Campus room and board expenses that are often NOT paid to TU. The transportation expense allowance does include estimated costs for TU Parking permits.

  • Actual Direct Costs will vary based on each student's housing and meal plan selections. Students may also incur other fees depending on their course of study.

  • For full details on current rates, see the Bursar's Office.

  • International undergraduate students should see Estimated Expenses for International Students.

  • For more information on how these budgets are used to calculate financial need, see "How is Need Determined?"
Full-time Undergraduates - Living On Campus
Costs for Two Terms (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)
Maryland
Residents
Out-of-State
Estimated Direct Costs:
  Full-time Tuition and Fees (12-15 units/term)
$8,590*
$20,268*
Book Costs
$1,080
$1,080
On-Campus Room (Multiple Occupancy in Standard University Housing1)
$6,238*
$6,238*
On-Campus Meal Plan (14 meals/week plus meal points1)
$4,698*
$4,698*
Indirect Expenses:
  Transportation Expenses Allowance2
$1,600
$1,600
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,500
$1,500
Subtotal Direct Costs
$20,606
$32,284
TOTAL Costs & Expenses
$23,706
$35,384
*These rates are estimated. For details, see the Bursar's Office.

1Room costs above are based on multiple occupancy room in our standard Residence Halls (Glen Complex, Richmond, Newell, Prettyman, Scarborough, and Residence Tower). The board costs are estimated based on our 14 meals/week plan, which is our most popular plan. For more details, see Housing and Dining Costs.

2 The transportation allowance includes $303 in estimated costs for a TU Parking permit. See Permit Rates for details.

Additional Cost of Attendance Budgets

These additional budgets show the costs for off-campus students, part-time students, and graduate students.

  • All of these budgets show the estimated annual costs to attend a Fall and Spring term. They do not include the additional costs for attending the optional summer or winter minimester terms.

  • The Room/Board Allowances for students living "On-Campus" or "Off-Campus Not With Parents" are both based on the estimated costs for a multiple-occupancy room in our standard Residence Halls (as defined above).

  • The Room/Board Allowances for students "Living with Parents" apply to all students who will be commuting from their parents' residence.

2014-2015 Undergraduate Student Budgets

Undergraduate Full-time (2014-15 Rates*)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
Full-time Tuition & Fees (12-15 units)
$8,590*
$20,268*
$8,590*
$20,268*
Room/Board Allowance
$10,936*
$10,936*
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,500
$1,500
$1,250
$1,250
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$1,600
$1,600
$1,800
$1,800
Books
$1,080
$1,080
$1,080
$1,080
TOTAL
$23,706
$35,384
$14,220
$25,898
*These rates are estimated. For details, see the Bursar's Office.


Undergraduate - Three-quarter Time Enrollment (9 units per term)
(2014-15 Rates*)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
3/4 Time Tuition & Fees (9 units/term)
$6,678*
$15,318*
$6,678*
$15,318*
Room/Board Allowance
$10,936*
$10,936*
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,500
$1,500
$1,250
$1,250
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$1,600
$1,600
$1,800
$1,800
Books
$810
$810
$810
$810
TOTAL
$21,524
$30,164
$12,038
$20,678
*These rates are estimated. For details, see the Bursar's Office.


Undergraduate - Half-Time Enrollment (6 units per term) (2014-15 Rates*)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
Half-time Tuition & Fees (6 units/term)
$4,452*
$10,212*
$4,452*
$10,212*
Room/Board Allowance
$10,936*
$10,936*
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,500
$1,500
$1,250
$1,250
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$1,600
$1,600
$1,800
$1,800
Books
$540
$540
$540
$540
TOTAL
$19,028
$24,788
$9,542
$15,302
*These rates are estimated. For details, see the Bursar's Office.

 

2014-2015 Master's Degree & Graduate Certificate Student Budgets

Master's & Certificates - Full-time (2014-15 Rates*)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
Full-Time Tuition & Fees (9 units/term)
$8,568*
$15,588*
$8,568*
$15,588*
Room/Board Allowance
$10,936
$10,936
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,500
$1,500
$1,250
$1,250
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
Books
$900
$900
$900
$900
TOTAL
$24,304
$31,324
$14,618
$21,638
*These rates are estimated. For details, see the Bursar's Office.

 

Master's & Certificates - Half-time Enrollment (6 units per term) (2014-15 Rates*)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
Half-time Tuition & Fees (6 units/term)
$5,712*
$10,392*
$5,712*
$10,392*
Room/Board Allowance
$10,936
$10,936
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,500
$1,500
$1,250
$1,250
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
Books
$600
$600
$600
$600
TOTAL
$21,148
$25,828
$11,462
$16,142
*These rates are estimated. For details, see the Bursar's Office.

 

2014-2015 Doctoral Degree Student Budgets

Doctoral Full-time (2014-15 Rates*)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
Full-time Tuition & Fees (6 units/term)
$5,712*
$10,392*
$5,712*
$10,392*
Room/Board Allowance
$10,936
$10,936
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,500
$1,500
$1,250
$1,250
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
Books
$600
$600
$600
$600
TOTAL
$21,148
$25,828
$11,462
$16,142
*These rates are estimated. For details, see the Bursar's Office.


Doctoral
Half-time Enrollment (3 units per term)
(2014-15 Rates*)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
Half-time Tuition & Fees (3 units/term)
$2,856*
$5,196*
$2,856*
$5,196*
Room/Board Allowance
$10,936
$10,936
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,500
$1,500
$1,250
$1,250
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
Books
$300
$300
$300
$300
TOTAL
$17,992
$20,332
$8,306
$10,646
*These rates are estimated. For details, see the Bursar's Office.

 

2013-2014 Undergraduate Student Budgets

Undergraduate Full-time (Official 2013-14 Rates)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
Full-time Tuition & Fees (12-15 units)
$8,342
$20,020
$8,342
$20,020
Room/Board Allowance
$10,662
$10,662
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,482
$1,482
$1,232
$1,232
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$1,600
$1,600
$1,800
$1,800
Books
$1,080
$1,080
$1,080
$1,080
TOTAL
$23,166
$34,844
$13,954
$25,632

Undergraduate - Three-quarter Time Enrollment (9 units per term) (Official 2013-14 Rates)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
3/4 Time Tuition & Fees (9 units/term)
$6,444
$15,084
$6,444
$15,084
Room/Board Allowance
$10,662
$10,662
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,482
$1,482
$1,232
$1,232
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$1,600
$1,600
$1,800
$1,800
Books
$810
$810
$810
$810
TOTAL
$20,998
$29,638
$11,786
$20,426

Undergraduate - Half-Time Enrollment (6 units per term) (Official 2013-14 Rates)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
Half-time Tuition & Fees (6 units/term)
$4,296
$10,056
$4,296
$10,056
Room/Board Allowance
$10,662
$10,662
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,488
$1,488
$1,238
$1,238
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$1,600
$1,600
$1,800
$1,800
Books
$540
$540
$540
$540
TOTAL
$18,586
$24,346
$9,374
$15,134

 

2013-2014 Master's Degree & Graduate Certificate Student Budgets

Master's & Certificates - Full-time (Official 2013-14 Rates)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
Full-Time Tuition & Fees (9 units/term)
$8,460
$15,408
$8,460
$15,408
Room/Board Allowance
$10,662
$10,662
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,482
$1,482
$1,232
$1,232
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
Books
$900
$900
$900
$900
TOTAL
$23,904
$30,852
$14,492
$21,440

 

Master's & Certificates - Half-time Enrollment (6 units per term) (Official 2013-14 Rates)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
Half-time Tuition & Fees (6 units/term)
$5,640
$10,272
$5,640
$10,272
Room/Board Allowance
$10,662
$10,662
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,488
$1,488
$1,238
$1,238
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
Books
$600
$600
$600
$600
TOTAL
$20,790
$25,422
$11,378
$16,010

 

2013-2014 Doctoral Degree Student Budgets

Doctoral Full-time (Official 2013-14 Rates)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
Full-time Tuition & Fees (6 units/term)
$5,640
$10,272
$5,640
$10,272
Room/Board Allowance
$10,662
$10,662
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,488
$1,488
$1,238
$1,238
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
Books
$600
$600
$600
$600
TOTAL
$20,790
$25,422
$11,378
$16,010

Doctoral Half-time Enrollment (3 units per term) (Official 2013-14 Rates)

Housing Status
On or Off Campus
(Not with Parents)
Living with Parent(s)
Tuition Type
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
MD Resident
Out-of-
State
Half-time Tuition & Fees (3 units/term)
$2,820
$5,136
$2,820
$5,136
Room/Board Allowance
$10,662
$10,662
$1,500
$1,500
Personal Expenses Allowance
$1,494
$1,494
$1,244
$1,244
Transportation Expenses Allowance
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
$2,400
Books
$300
$300
$300
$300
TOTAL
$17,676
$19,992
$8,264
$10,580

 

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