Cost of Attendance

We calculate aid eligibility based on the estimated annual Cost of Attendance Budgets listed below.  (For more eligibility information, see How Awards Are Determined.) 

These fall-spring budgets include estimated direct costs for TU charges such as tuition and on-campus room/board, and allowances for other indirect costs such as off-campus room/board, transportation, personal expenses and books/supplies.  Your actual costs may vary.

Both on-campus and off-campus room/board allowances are based on the estimated costs for a multiple-occupancy room in our standard housing options (Glen Complex, Richmond, Newell, Prettyman, Scarborough, and Residence Tower). The board costs are based on our 14 meals/week plan.  Use the "Living with Parents" room/board allowances if you will be commuting from parent housing.

The tables below list our estimated cost and expenses based on our approved 2018-2019 rates.  These rates remain subject to change as deemed necessary by TU and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

For more detailed information, see tuition and fees or housing and meal plan rates.

Enrollment Requirements

  • We build all initial budgets and aid offers based on full-time status. If you will enroll part-time, your award notice will include instructions for changing your status to part-time.
  • If you enroll less than half-time, your budget can only include tuition/fees and books/supplies and can’t include room/board, personal, or transportation costs.
  • For information on aid program enrollment requirements, see Minimum Credits.

2018-19 Undergraduate Budgets

Full-time (at least 12 units)

Budget item MD Resident
On/Off Campus
Out-of-State
On/OFF Campus
MD Resident
Living With Parents
Tuition/Fees (12-15 units) $9,940 $23,208 $9,940
Room/Board Allowance $ 12,464 $12,464 $1,500
Books/Supplies $1,080 $1,080 $1,080
Transportation $1,600 $1,600 $1,800
Personal Expenses $1,500 $1,500 $1,250
Loan Fees Allowance $250 $250 $250
Total $26,834 $40,102 $15,820


part-time Undergraduates

If you will enroll 3/4 time (9-11 units), we must reduce the budgets above to 9 units of Tuition/Fees.

If you will enroll 1/2 time (6-8 units), we must reduce the budgets above to 6 units of Tuition/Fees.

Budget Item MD Resident Out-of-State
9 Units Tuition/Fees $7,830 $17,766
6 Units Tuition/Fees $5,220 $11,844


2018-19 Master's Degree & Graduate Certificate Budgets

Full-time (at least 9 units)

Budget Item MD Resident
On/Off Campus
Out-of-State
On/Off Campus
MD Resident
Living With Parents
Tuition & Fees (9 units) $10,062 $18,108 $10,062
Room/Board Allowance $12,464 $12,464 $1,500
Books/Supplies $900 $900 $900
Transportation $2,400 $2,400 $2,400
Personal Expenses $1,500 $1,500 $1,250
Loan Fees Allowance $250 $250 $250
Total $27,576 $35,622 $16,362


half-time Master's & Certificates

If you will enroll half-time (6-8 units), we must reduce the budgets above to 6 units of Tuition/Fees.

Budget Item MD Resident Out-of-State
6 Units Tuition/Fees $6,708 $12,072


2018-19 Doctoral Degree Budgets

Full-time (at least 6 units)

Budget Item MD Resident
On/Off Campus
Out-Of-State
On/Off Campus
MD Resident
Living With PArents
Tuition & Fees (6 units) $6,708 $12,072 $6,708
Room/Board Allowance $12,464 $12,464 $1,500
Books/Supplies $600 $600 $600
Transportation $2,400 $2,400 $2,400
Personal Expenses $1,500 $1,500 $1,250
Loan Fees Allowance $250 $250 $250
Total $23,922 $29,286 $12,708


half-time doctoral

If you will enroll half-time (3-5 units), we must reduce the budgets above to 3 units of Tuition/Fees.

Budget Item MD Resident Out-of-State
3 Units Tuition/Fees $3,354 $6,036

2017-2018 Budgets

2017-18 Cost of Attendance budgets are available as a PDF file.