Expenses

Estimate of Expenses for International Students

In order to create the I-20 — the immigration document needed our office must have proof of financial resources for at least one year of studies at Towson University. The financial documentation must show that students and/or their sponsors or sponsoring agency can afford the cost of tuition, fees and living expenses. The ISSO can accept electronic copies of financial documents; we retain the right to request original financial documents under any and all circumstances.  

Estimated Expenses for Undergraduate Students

Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023 

EXPENSES UNDERGRADUATE  UNDERGRaduate (Differential CHarge)***
Tuition/Fees $25,500 $27,000
Living Expenses** $21,100 (for 9 months) $21,100 (for 9 months)
Total  $46,600  $48,100

*** Tuition Differential Charge - effective Spring 2020 junior and senior-level admitted students in College of Business and Economics, the Departments of Computer & Information Sciences and Nursing will have an additional per credit hour charge. See the Student & University Billing Office for more information. 

Estimated Expenses for Graduate Students

Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023 

EXPENSES GRADUATE  ait (masters)
Tuition/Fees $20,800 $10,624
Living Expenses** $24,400 (for 12 months) $24,400 (for 12 months)
Total $45,200  $35,024

** Living expenses include costs of housing, food, health insurance and books.
Figures are based on financial aid and Student & University Billing Office estimates and are subject to change. The Towson University Board of Regents will not set final rates until June 2022. 

International Student Fee

Effective fall 2019, an international student services fee will be added for all new and continuing non-sponsored, degree-seeking and pathway international students.

The $125 per semester cost will fund valuable services including student immigration documents processing, student advising, programs to integrate international students into TU academic life, and compliance with increasingly complex federally mandated regulations and reporting to protect your non-immigrant status.

 

Estimated Expenses for English Language Center Students

Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023 

EXPENSES ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTEr (2 TERMS) ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER (1 TERM ONLY)
Tuition/Fees $9,300 $4,600
Living Expenses** $21,100 (for 9 months) $8,800 (for 4 months)
Total  $30,400  $13,400

** Living expenses include costs of housing, food, health insurance and books.
Figures are based on financial aid and Student & University Billing Office estimates and are subject to change. The Towson University Board of Regents will not set final rates until June 2021. 

Additional Information about Expenses

View additional information about Estimated Expenses for 2022-2023 (PDF) for undergraduate, graduate and English Language Center students and dependents. 

Undergraduate International Student Scholarship

Towson University offers a merit scholarship to new, qualifying international freshman and transfer students demonstrating a GPA equivalent to a 3.5 on a U.S. academic scale and a TOEFL score of 77 or IELTS score of 6.5. 

Students who complete their application to Towson University are automatically considered for this scholarship and are not required to submit any additional requirements to be awarded the scholarship. 

Scholarship opportunity for F-1 Sophomores/Juniors

TU Joan Durham King Scholarship

Joan Durham King was a senior financial officer at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and traveled to 43 countries. She had a passion for traveling the world, mentoring others, and being a trailblazer as the first woman of color in her position at USAID. This scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year studying abroad or enrolled at TU on a F-1 visa as an international student. Preference will be given to a member of Students Achieve Goals through Education (SAGE) Program, the Black Student Union, or a fraternity or sorority within the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Must hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to apply. Two $500 scholarships are awarded annually.  Eligible F-1 students may apply through Academic Works. 

 

Graduate Student Assistantships

Graduate students who are admitted to Towson University and are in good academic standing are invited to apply for graduate assistantships. These competitive opportunities can help students gain valuable work experience and offset the cost of some or all of their tuition costs. For more information, please visit Graduate Assistantship.