Extended & Professional Education Applicants

At Towson University, learning isn’t limited to traditional undergraduate and graduate programs. Learning opportunities abound for students of all ages, experiences and professional backgrounds.

 Program Options

Towson University Continuing and Professional Studies offers those seeking to enhance or start their careers in various fields. We offer various courses that prepare students for certifications to jump start careers in Business Management, Information Technology, and Health and Medical Administration. Courses are offered in-class as well as online and are available throughout the year for your convenience.

Registration for courses at Towson University is easy. Registration for every course offered is available online. Classes can also be registered for by mail if you wish to pay with a check. Prior to enrolling in a course, students are encouraged to review all of the registration information.

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The Golden ID Tuition Reduction program extends special privileges to senior citizens, including tuition waivers, use of the library and recreational facilities, and discounts on parking permits.

To be accepted in the Golden ID program, an applicant must be:

  • At least 60 years of age
  • A legal resident of the state of Maryland for the past year
  • Not engaged in gainful employment for more than 20 hours per week
  • One whose chief income is derived from retirement benefits

Benefits of the Golden ID Program

The Golden ID program offers members a variety of benefits on campus, chief among them a substantially discounted flat-fee rate for up to three undergraduate or graduate courses (with 11-unit maximum) in fall or spring terms and for up to two courses (with 7-unit maximum) in the summer.

Members of the Golden ID program also enjoy substantially discounted parking on campus (overflow parking only), free admissions to campus athletic events, discounts to on-campus events that charge admission, and free use of the university’s Cook Library.


Enrollment in courses is permitted on a space-available basis. Please note that the Golden ID program discount does not apply to Minimester (the three-week academic term occurring in January), special format courses, independent study, internships and some satellite campus programs. All courses offered as part of the Towson Learning Network (TLN) and the Applied Information Technology (AIT) program are also excluded. Special fees for certain courses (labs, special writing courses, etc.) will be assessed beyond the flat-fee rate.

Campus benefits such as Cook Library borrowing privileges and free access to recreational facilities are not available to card holders during any period of non-enrollment. If you are not enrolled during a current or future term, your benefits may be deactivated.

Enrolling in the Golden ID Program

1. Enroll as a student at Towson University

If you are not a current Towson University student, you must first enroll at the university. You may enroll as a degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking student by completing an application below:

2. Submit the Golden ID Tuition Reduction Form

3. Obtain a TU OneCard

The OneCard is Towson University’s ID card. It also allows access to campus facilities and events. The OneCard can be acquired at Auxiliary Services, West Village Commons Room 309.

4. Purchase a parking permit

If you plan to park on the Towson University campus, you must purchase a parking permit, which will be available two weeks before the start of each term. Core parking permits can be purchased online or at Auxiliary Services, University Union 118 (no discount offered for core parking permits). If you prefer a discounted overflow parking permit*, please contact the Parking Office at 410-704-7275.

*Overflow permits are valid at all times near SECU Arena, Johnny Unitas Stadium, the Stadium Lots, and in designated areas of the West Village Garage where signs state "Overflow All TU Permits Valid in This Area.” After 3 p.m., overflow permits are valid in posted core areas. Overflow permits are valid in faculty/staff areas after 5 p.m. and on weekends, as posted on signage.