Find out if you qualify for in-state or out-of-state tuition rates.
Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes
To determine whether a student qualifies for in-state or out-of-state tuition, Towson University follows guidelines established by the University System of Maryland Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes. Individuals seeking in-state tuition status shall have the burden of proving that they satisfy all requirements of this policy, and in-state or out-of-state status will be assigned by the university upon review of the facts known or presented to it.
The initial determination for in-state residency will be based on the information you provide at the time you complete your application. Students should refer to their admission decision letter for their initial residency determination.
If supporting evidence is requested, please send to admissionsresidency AT_TOWSON, fax to 410-704-3030, deliver to our office (2nd Floor Enrollment Services Lobby), or mail to Towson University Admissions, Attention: Residency, 8000 York Road, Towson MD 21252.
New applicants who do not initially qualify for in-state residency can petition the tuition review committee for consideration. Please email admissionsresidency AT_TOWSON to obtain the instructions and petition form. The petition process requires extensive documentation including official comptroller copies of your Maryland income tax returns, so please allow extra time to gather all necessary support. The deadline to petition is the last day of drop/add for the term you wish to be considered.
After the first term of attendance, students who wish to change their residency status should contact the Office of the Registrar to obtain a Petition for In-State Residency at registrarresidency AT_TOWSON or 410-704-3104.
Towson University does not taken into account the citizenship of applicants for admission purposes. All applications are evaluated on merit and space availability within programs. Citizenship is never used to displace students from space within the university. It is however used when determining tuition and aid. Students who are non-U.S. citizens should fill out the regular admission application. F-1 or J-1 students should fill out the international admissions application.
Contact University Admissions at 410-704-2113 or Admissions AT_TOWSON for more information.