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 an on-campus room at the Premium Housing rate. 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 costs and expenses based on our approved 2020-2021 rates. These rates remain subject to change as deemed necessary by TU and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.  (Our estimated 2021-2022 costs won't be available until March 2021.)

For more detailed information about our current 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
out-of-state
living with parents
Tuition/Fees (12-15 units) $10,198 $24,334 $10,198 $24,334
Room/Board Allowance $14,052 $14,052 $1,500 $1,500
Books/Supplies $1,080 $1,080 $1,080 $1,080
Transportation $1,600 $1,600 $1,800 $1,800
Personal Expenses $1,500 $1,500 $1,250 $1,250
Loan Fees Allowance $250 $250 $250 $250
Total $28,680 $42,816 $16,078 $30,214

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 $8,028 $18,630
6 Units Tuition/Fees $5,352 $12,420

Gradute Student Tuition and Fee Rates

EXPENSES MD RESIDENT OUT-OF-STATE
Tuition and Fees (Cost per Unit) $585 $1,054

Graduate rates don't vary based on full-time or part-time status.  The graduate budgets below assume the listed units, but all graduate courses are charged per unit rates except for Applied Information Technology (AIT) courses which have special per course rates.   For more information, see tuition and fees.


2020-2021 Master's Degree & Graduate Certificate Budgets

Full-time budgets assume 9 units/semester

Budget Item MD Resident
On/Off Campus
Out-of-State
On/Off Campus
MD Resident
Living With Parents
Tuition & Fees (9 units) $10,530 $18,972 $10,530
Room/Board Allowance $14,052 $14,052 $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 $29,632 $38,074 $16,830


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 $7,020 $12,648


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) $7,020 $12,648 $7,020
Room/Board Allowance $14,052 $14,052 $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 $25,822 $31,450 $13,020


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 $3,510 $6,324

2019-2020 Budgets

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