Aid Calendar

This calendar summarizes admission and aid process deadlines for undergraduate students applying for admission to TU for the Fall 2021 semester.  Because other schools may have different deadlines, be sure to check their aid deadlines.

September – December

  • Take the SAT or ACT.
    Note: Submission of SAT/ACT scores is optional for students seeking admission to TU in fall 2021.
  • Visit college campuses and attend college fairs. View our Undergraduate Open House Schedule and register online.
  • Apply for admission.  To apply for TU scholarships, you must submit a complete application for FALL admission (including all test results and transcripts) by December 1.
  • Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The 2021-2022 FAFSA is available now.

January – March

  • For priority consideration for TU’s need-based grants, you must submit your 2021-2022 FAFSA and a complete fall admission application (including transcripts and test results) by 1/15/2021.
  • Look for your acceptance letters. Towson University tries to inform students of acceptance within six weeks of receiving an admission application.
  • Visit Towson Online Services to active your Net ID and start checking your online To-Do-List regularly because we may request additional information to complete your aid application.
  • Once you are offered admission, the Financial Aid Office will start communicating with you through your TU email account. If you already have a primary email account that you check regularly, to avoid email delays, we strongly encourage you to automatically forward your TU email to your primary email account. Follow these TU gmail forwarding instructions

March – April

  • Attend admitted student events.
  • If you were offered admission to Towson University and submitted a FAFSA, we will send you a financial aid offer. To review and accept your TU aid, follow the instructions in Your Award Guide.
  • Continue to check your To-Do-List from Towson Online Services.
  • Choose the school you want to attend.

By May 1

  • Many schools including TU have a May 1 admission decision deadline. Submit your enrollment contract and deposit to TU.

May – June

August – September

  • Start school.


Office of Financial Aid

Enrollment Services
Room 339
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Mon-Thurs, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Call Center)

Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Reception Desk)