Application Fee Waiver

There are several ways to obtain a waiver for the $45 application fee. See below for the full explanation of waivers and required associated documentation.  These waivers do not apply to the non-refundable $25 reenrollment application processing fee.  Click here for Reenrollment FAQs.  

TU Entrance

To find out if your documentation has been received, please check the Application Status Checker. Fee waiver requests are canceled if documentation is not received by the application deadline. This is not a denial. You can resubmit your request for a waiver.

All waivers must be submitted to University Admissions, via email, mail or fax.

Towson University
University Admissions
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Fax: 410-704-3030

College Board/SAT Waiver

Complete a standardized College Board or National Association of College Admission Counselors form certifying your eligibility criteria for an SAT fee waiver. Fax or mail the form to the contact information provided above. This waiver requires documentation of financial need. If no documentation of need is received by the application deadline, your request will be canceled. You must indicate that you have the waiver when applying to Towson University.

College Bound Waiver

You may request this waiver from the CollegeBound Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering and funding the dream of a college education for underserved students attending Baltimore City public high schools. You must check the radio button next to the waiver you are requesting when you apply to Towson University. Then, we require documentation sent from the school indicating you are eligible for this waiver.

Request for Waiver from High School Counselor (financial hardship)

If you are enrolled in the federal reduced lunch program, your high school counselor may send a request, on your high school’s official letterhead, for this waiver. You must indicate that you have the waiver when applying to Towson University.

Military Service Waiver

If you are on active duty with current orders or have been honorably discharged from military service, you may request this waiver. A copy of your DD214 or active duty orders is required as verification. Select this waiver when you are applying to Towson University.

Alumni Admissions Nomination Program

This waiver is available if a Towson alumna/us nominates you for a fee waiver to the Office of Alumni Relations. Your sponsor must fill out an Alumni Admissions Nomination Program Form. You must indicate that you are requesting this waiver when you apply to Towson University.

Top 10% Waiver

This waiver is available to students verified among the top 10 percent of their graduating high school class from a Baltimore City or Baltimore County Public School. You must indicate that you are requesting this waiver when you apply to Towson University. If you are identified as a top 10 percent graduate after your application is submitted, the fee waiver can be processed upon your request.

Undergraduate Degree Waiver

Towson University alumni who pursue graduate studies at TU may request this waiver by directly selecting the waiver option on the graduate application only.

McNair Scholars

This is a graduate program under the U.S. Department of Education. McNair Scholars may complete an application fee waiver form found on the program’s website. Please indicate that you have received this scholarship when you apply to Towson University. You must submit documentation to the address above.