Cost of Attendance

We calculate financial 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 billable 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 2020-2021 rates. These rates may change.  Our Board of Regents will not approve our official 2020-2021 rates until June 2020. 

For more detailed information about our current 2019-2020 rates, 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.

2020-2021 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) $10,462 $25,514 $10,462
Room/Board Allowance $13,132 $13,132 $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 $28,024 $43,076 $16,342


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 $8,226 $19,530
6 Units Tuition/Fees $5,484 $13,020


2020-2021 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) $11,016 $19,872 $11,016
Room/Board Allowance $13,132 $13,132 $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 $29,198 $38,054 $17,316


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 $7,344 $13,248


2020-2021 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) $7,344 $13,248 $7,344
Room/Board Allowance $13,132 $13,132 $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 $25,226 $31,130 $13,344


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 $3,672 $6,624

2019-2020 Budgets

2019-2020 Cost of Attendance budgets are available as a PDF file.