Is TU in Northeastern Maryland the same as Towson University?
Towson University in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) is Towson University’s facility
in Harford County. While TUNE is located on the grounds of Harford Community College,
it is a fully functioning off-site location of Towson University comprised entirely
of commuter students. The curriculum offered at TUNE is the same curriculum offered
on our main campus, taught by TU instructors; many of whom drive from the main campus
in Towson to teach at TUNE. Graduates of TUNE receive a Towson University diploma
just as anyone who attends classes solely on our main campus would and have the opportunity
to “walk” with all TU graduates at the commencements held on the Towson campus.
Do I have to be a transfer student to come to TUNE? Can students transfer to TUNE
from any institution?
1. Yes. Because TU only offers junior and senior level coursework at TUNE, students
must complete an associate degree, or equivalent credit count, in their anticipated
TUNE major before transferring to TUNE. In addition, students must complete the required
prerequisite courses for their major before enrolling.
2. TUNE students typically transfer from Harford Community College or Cecil College,
but we do have TUNE students who came from other local schools such as the Community
College of Baltimore County or other four year institutions. Students can transfer
to TUNE from any accredited college or university as long as the needed prerequisite
courses have been met (see #3 regarding current TU main campus students).
Can a Towson University main campus student take classes at TUNE? Can a TU main campus
student come to TUNE full time?
1. If a TU main campus student wishes to take a course at TUNE, they may do so on
a space available basis. TUNE students are given first priority to register for TUNE
classes, but if there is space available in classes at TUNE after all new and returning
TUNE students have had the opportunity to register, they will be opened up to main
campus students to register.
2. If a main campus student wishes to fully switch from main campus to take all classes
at TUNE, they should connect with the TUNE Program Coordinator of their intended major to verify that they have completed the needed freshman and
sophomore level classes to be able to finish the degree at TUNE.
Is there a separate application for TUNE vs. for TU’s main campus? What are the application
deadlines? Can I apply while still taking classes at my community college?
1. Although all applications go through University Admissions, there is a separate
version for TUNE. Please visit the TUNE Admissions webpage for a link to the online application and more details about what is required.
If you've already attended Towson University before, you must instead complete the reenrollment application through the registrar. Then email TUNEMD AT_TOWSON for assistance in registering for classes.
2. TUNE's fall term early action deadline (merit-based scholarship consideration)
is March 1. The fall regular decision deadline is June 1. TUNE’s spring term deadline
is November 15.
3. Absolutely! When you apply, you will have your most up to date official transcripts
submitted as a part of the application process, even if you still plan to complete
additional coursework before transferring to TUNE. Once you complete all coursework
at your institution, you will have an updated official transcript submitted with your
final grades posted.
Are classes only offered in the fall and spring terms?
While a couple of the majors at TUNE offer one or two classes during the minimester
term in January or over the summer, the majority of TUNE’s courses are offered during
the fall and spring terms. Classes are typically offered during the daytime Monday
through Thursday, but some evening classes within certain majors, as well as some
online classes within certain majors, are available as well.
What is the cost of tuition and fees? Are TUNE students eligible for financial aid?
1. The cost of tuition for TUNE students is the same as it is for main campus students,
both in-state and out-of-state. Student fees are reduced for students studying full
time at TUNE as compared to TU’s main campus students. There is also a differential tuition cost added to the following TUNE majors: Business Administration, Information Technology,
and Nursing. TUNE students who take classes on main campus will have their fees pro-rated
by the Student & University Billing Office during the term(s) they take classes on
main campus. TUNE students taking classes on main campus also need to consider the
cost of student parkingon main campus. For a full list of the most up to date costs, please visit the Student
& University Billing Office Tuition, Fees, & Other Costs webpage. Upon selecting the desired term, scroll down the page to the TU in Northeastern
Maryland heading to view the current fee structure.
2. TUNE students are eligible to apply for all aid programs at TU (grants, scholarship, loans, etc.) in the same manner as the University’s main campus
students. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found at www.fafsa.gov to apply for all federal student and parent loan programs, need-based grants, the
federal work-study program, and some need-based scholarships. TU’s FAFSA Code is 002099.
If you’ve already completed a FAFSA for this year but didn’t include TU’s code, please
return to fafsa.gov to add it. To be considered for merit-based scholarships, such
as the Transfer Achievement Scholarship, apply for admission to TUNE for the fall
term by March 1. Spring term TUNE applicants are not eligible for merit-based scholarships,
but can still submit a FAFSA to be eligible for other forms of financial aid. For
more details on applying for aid programs, visit the Financial Aid Office’s Applying for Aid webpage.
Will I receive a TU Student ID card?
Yes. All Towson University students, including TUNE students, must obtain their Student
ID, referred to as a “OneCard.” Instructions on receiving a OneCard are given to TUNE
students during the mandatory new student orientation held prior to the start of the
student’s first term at TUNE.
Do I have to pay for parking?
Parking at TUNE is free. No permits are required. However, if you choose to visit
the main campus in Towson, vehicles parked there must display a valid permit or be
parked at a paid meter during peak hours. Please review the Parking & Transportation Services webpages for further information if you plan to visit the main campus.
What tutoring services/academic supports are available?
TUNE has a full time Academic Services Coordinator on staff to provide tutoring services,
writing support, library services, research assistance, and academic achievement workshops,
among other things. The Academic Services Coordinator coordinates peer tutoring groups
for certain TUNE courses and is also available for one on one assistance with students
as needed. For more information, visit our Academic Resources webpage. TUNE also has a reference collection available on site, and all students,
faculty, and staff may order books and other print materials from Towson University’s
main campus library, Cook Library, to be delivered to TUNE. For more information on
library services for TUNE students, please visit the For TU in Northeastern Maryland Students webpage.
Does TUNE have a bookstore?
Yes! TUNE’s UStore is a satellite location of Towson University’s UStore. TUNE’s UStore
offers books specific to TUNE courses and also serves as a pick up site for purchases
made online from TU’s UStore to save students shipping fees or the hassle of driving
to main campus. TUNE’s UStore also has TU gear and apparel for sale, as well as snack
and drink items. Students may have any product not available in the TUNE UStore shipped
to TUNE from the main campus.
What student life activities are available at TUNE?
A wide variety of programs, activities, and social opportunities are organized throughout
the academic year at TUNE with input and planning by a Student Advisory Board (SAB).
They seek to meet the needs and interests of the students attending classes at this
location. TUNE has a full time Director of Student Services who assists in organizing
student-led groups, such as SAB, SPEAC (Social, Political, Environmental, Accountability,
Community), LGBTQ+, and Psi Chi. Students interested in starting other clubs at TUNE
may contact the Director of Student Services to form a new club or create a branch
of a main campus club at TUNE. The Director of Student Services also runs various
activities at TUNE throughout the year, such as Speed Networking, trivia, International
Games Week, local community outreach opportunities, and an End of the Semester Celebration.
There are also many leadership opportunities available, including internships, student
employment, and leadership positions in TUNE’s student groups.
Can a TUNE student go to the main campus for classes and/or activities and events?
Yes, as a TUNE student you are now a Towson University Tiger. The OneCard gives students
access to all of the student opportunities found on main campus, including Burdick
Hall Fitness Center, Cook Library, and the Counseling Center, and there are many activities
and events that you might find educational, interesting, and fun. While every course
needed to graduate is available at TUNE, TUNE students can choose to take courses
on main campus. The tuition is the same on main campus and at TUNE, but fees may increase
if a TUNE student takes courses on main campus. TUNE students choosing to take courses
on main campus should check with their academic advisor before registering to make
sure the courses will count toward program requirements. While a TUNE student may
choose to never go to main campus, the option is always available!