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, 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.
The Financial Aid Office provides detailed Cost of Attendance Budgets for undergraduate and graduate students. We use these budgets to calculate your maximum
financial aid awards and your eligibility for need-based aid. We also encourage you
to use these budgets to plan for your college expenses.
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 Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes (PDF). 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
The initial determination for in-state residency will be based on the information
you provide at the time you complete your application. You will be notified on your
admission letter of your determination or if additional information would be required.
New applicants who do not initially qualify are eligible to petition a tuition review
committee for consideration. For questions or concerns regarding initial residency
review please email TUResidency AT_TOWSON. After the first term of attendance, students who wish to change their residency
status should contact the Office of the Registrar to obtain a Petition for In-State