Aid Calendar

This calendar summarizes admission and aid process deadlines for undergraduate students applying for fall admission to Towson University. Because other schools may have different deadlines, be sure to check their aid deadlines.

September – December

  • Take the SAT or ACT.
  • Visit college campuses and attend college fairs.

    Towson University hosts several Undergraduate Open Houses in the fall with financial aid representatives available for questions. View the schedule and register online.
  • Apply for admission.

    To be considered for Towson University admissions-based scholarships, make sure you submit your TU admission application and all your other admission documents by December 1.
  • Complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The 2019-2020 FAFSA will be available October 1, 2018.

January – March

  • To meet the Priority Deadline for TU aid 2019-2020, you must submit your 2019-2020 FAFSA by 1/15/2019.  (The 2018-2019 deadline was 1/17/2018).
  • 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 1st

  • Many schools including TU have a May 1st 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 am-5 pm; Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (Call Center)

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