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.
|EXPENSES||UNDERGRADUATE||UNDERGRaduate (Differential CHarge)***|
|Living Expenses**||$19,400 (for 9 months)||$19,400 (for 9 months)|
*** 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 Bursar page for more information.
|Living Expenses**||$22,400 (for 12 months)||$22,400 (for 12 months)|
** Living expenses include costs of housing, food, health insurance and books.
Figures are based on financial aid and bursar estimates and are subject to change. The Towson University Board of Regents will not set final rates until June 2021.
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 Academic Pathway to Towson University
|EXPENSES||APTU 1 & 2 (2 TERMS)|
|Living Expenses**||$19,400 (for 9 months)|
|EXPENSES||ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTEr (2 TERMS)||ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER (1 TERM ONLY)|
|Living Expenses**||$19,400 (for 9 months)||$7,900 (for 4 months)|
Living expenses include costs of housing, food, health insurance and books.
View additional information about Estimated Expenses for 2021-2022 (PDF) for undergraduate, graduate and English Language Center students and dependents.
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.
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.