Fall & Spring Terms

Information about tuition and fees for undergraduate and graduate students. These rates have not yet been approved by the Board of Regents and are subject to change.

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Rate Structures

Towson University has campuses and special programs across the state of Maryland and abroad, which affect the rate structure.  Tuition and fees are assessed based on the class level (undergraduate or graduate) and which campus the class is held; not by the student career.  The student career may be used for other special fees.  Different rates may apply to special programs—see below.  Lab/class fees apply to certain courses and the amount varies depending on the course.  Audit courses are billed at the same rate as unit courses. A differential tuition cost will be added to applicable courses and/or programs.

Please note that Towson University reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the university and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

Campus and Special Program Rate Structures

TU Main Academic Campus / Online Campus / Off Campus within 25 Miles (Degree and Non-Degree)

The rates in this section pertain to courses coded as main academic campus, online campus, or off campus within 25 miles of the main campus. 

MAIN ACADEMIC CAMPUS / ONLINE CAMPUS / OFF CAMPUS WITHIN 25 MILES

Undergraduate, Full-time (12+ Units)

 

Category IN-STATE
(PER TERM)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER TERM)
Tuition* $3,550 $11,076
Auxiliary Services Fees $1,009 $1,009
Athletics Fee $514 $514
Student Government Association Fee $49 $49
Technology Fee $106 $106
Overload Surcharge Fee $40 per unit
over 15 units
$40 per unit
over 15 units
*A differential tuition cost will be added to applicable courses and/or programs.
Undergraduate, Part-time (Under 12 Units)
 CATEGORY IN-STATE
(PER UNIT)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER UNIT)
Tuition* $304 $932
Auxiliary Services Fees $92 $92
Athletics Fee $47 $47
Student Government Association Fee $5 $5
Technology Fee $9 $9
*A differential tuition cost will be added to applicable courses and/or programs.
 Graduate
 
CATEGORY IN-STATE
(PER UNIT)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER UNIT)
Tuition $460
$952
Auxiliary Services Fees $92 $92
Athletics Fee $47 $47
Student Government Association Fee $4 $4
Technology Fee $9 per unit -
up to $106 per term
$9 per unit -
up to $106 per term

 

Towson University In Northeastern Maryland Campus
(Degree and Non-Degree)

Towson University charges reduced Athletics, Student Government Association and Auxiliary Services Fees for students taking units at the Towson University in Northeastern Maryland campus (TUNE). Regular tuition rates apply.

Students who carry less than a 12-unit load at TUNE and simultaneously take classes at other Towson campuses will be assessed fees according to the applicable per unit rate for each campus they attend. For example, you would pay fees for your units at TUNE at the TUNE per unit rate; plus pay fees for your units at the other campus according to the other campus' rate. The maximum fee charge per term is equal to the Towson main campus full-time fee rate.

 

TOWSON UNIVERSITY IN NORTHEASTERN MARYLAND CAMPUS

Undergraduate, Full-time (12+ Units)
CATEGORY  IN-STATE
(PER TERM)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER TERM)
Tuition*  $3,550 $11,076
Auxiliary Services Fees  $504.50 $504.50
Athletics Fee  $257 $257
 Student Government Association Fee  $24.50  $24.50
 Technology Fee  $106  $106
 Overload Surcharge Fee  $40 per unit
over 15 units
 $40 per unit
over 15 units
*A differential tuition cost will be added to applicable courses and/or programs.
Undergraduate, Part-time (Under 12 Units)
CATEGORY IN-STATE
(PER UNIT)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER UNIT)
Tuition* $304 $932
Auxiliary Services Fees $46 $46
Athletics Fee $23.50 $23.50
Student Government Association Fee $2.50 $2.50
Technology Fee $9 $9
*A differential tuition cost will be added to applicable courses and/or programs.

 


Extended Campus Locations 25 Miles or More from Towson University Main Campus 

Towson University charges reduced Auxiliary Services Fees and excludes the Athletics Fee and Student Government Association Fee for classes taken at off-campus centers 25 miles or more from the TU main campus. These reduced rates may not apply to placement fieldwork.

Differing rates apply to courses taken at the Universities at Shady Grove off-campus center—see USG section below.

Regional tuition rates may apply to out-of-state students in the USM Hagerstown Nursing Program if living in one of the counties below:

State County
Pennsylvania Adams, Franklin, Fulton
Virginia Loudoun
West Virginia Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan

 

Extended Miles Off Campus 25+ 

Undergraduate, Full-time (12+ Units)
 CATEGORY IN-STATE
(PER TERM)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER TERM)
Tuition* $3,550 $11,076
Auxiliary Construction Fees $672 $672
Technology Fee $106 $106
Overload Surcharge Fee $40 per unit
over 15 units
$40 per unit
over 15 units
*A differential tuition cost will be added to applicable courses and/or programs.
Undergraduate, Part-time (Under 12 Units)

 

 CATEGORY IN-STATE
(PER UNIT)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER UNIT)
Tuition* $304 $932
Auxiliary Construction Fees $61 $61
Technology Fee $9 $9
*A differential tuition cost will be added to applicable courses and/or programs.
 Graduate
 CATEGORY IN-STATE
(PER UNIT)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER UNIT)
Tuition $460 $952
Auxiliary Construction Fees $61 $61
Technology Fee $9 per unit -
up to $106 per term
$9 per unit -
up to $106 per term

 

Universities At Shady Grove

Undergraduate, Full-time
CATEGORY In-State
(Per Term)
Out-Of-State
(Per Term)
Tuition* $3,550 $11,076
Technology Fee $106 $106
USG Facilities Fee $21 $21
USG Student Service Fee $348 $348
Overload Surcharge Fee $40 per unit
over 15 units
$40 per unit
over 15 units
*A differential tuition cost will be added to applicable courses and/or programs.
Undergraduate, Part-time
CATEGORY IN-STATE
OUT-OF-STATE
Tuition* $304 per unit $932 per unit
Technology Fee $9 per unit -
up to $106 per term
$9 per unit -
up to $106 per term
USG Facilities Fee $10.50 per term $10.50 per term
USG Student Service Fee $29.13 per unit $29.13 per unit
*A differential tuition cost will be added to applicable courses and/or programs.
Graduate
 
CATEGORY IN-STATE
OUT-OF-STATE
Tuition $460 per unit $952 per unit
Technology Fee $9 per unit -
up to $106 per term
$9 per unit -
up to $106 per term
USG Facilities Fee $10.50 per term $10.50 per term
USG Student Service Fee $21.84 per unit -
up to $196 per term
$21.84 per unit -
up to $196 per term

 

USM Hagerstown Nursing Program

Undergraduate, Full-time
 CATEGORY IN-STATE
(PER TERM)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER TERM)
Regional
(Per Term)*
Tuition** $3,550 $11,076 $5,326
Auxiliary Construction Fees $672 $672 $672
Technology Fee $106 $106 $106
Overload Surcharge Fee $40 per unit
over 15 units
$40 per unit
over 15 units
$40 per unit
over 15 units
*Regional tuition rates will apply to all courses regardless of campus code, with the exception of special program rates.  Fees will be applied according to campus code.

**A differential tuition cost will be added to applicable courses and/or programs.
Undergraduate, Part-time
 CATEGORY IN-STATE
(PER UNIT)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER UNIT)
REGIONAL
(PER Unit)*
Tuition** $304 $932 $461
Auxiliary Construction Fees $61 $61 $61
Technology Fee $9 $9 $9
Regional tuition rates will apply to all courses regardless of campus code, with the exception of special program rates.  Fees will be applied according to campus code.

**A differential tuition cost will be added to applicable courses and/or programs.
Graduate
 
 CATEGORY IN-STATE
(PER UNIT)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER UNIT)
REGIONAL
(PER UNIT)*
Tuition $460 $952 $690
Auxiliary Construction Fees $61 $61 $61
Technology Fee $9 $9 $9

Regional tuition rates will apply to all courses regardless of campus code, with the exception of special program rates.  Fees will be applied according to campus code.

 

Special Program Rate Structures

 

Applied Information Technology

Applied Information Technology (AIT) courses have a different rate structure than university rates.  Students taking masters-level AIT courses are charged a flat tuition rate per course, as well as a per-unit technology Fee. Students taking doctoral program AIT courses are charged per unit for tuition and the technology fee.

 

Applied Information Technology

Master of Science (AIT Courses)
Course TUITION (PER COURSE)  Technology FEe
Tuition AIT Program
(Except AIT 500 and 885)
$1,735 $9 per unit
up to $106 per term 
AIT 500 $2,170 $9 per unit
up to $106 per term 
AIT 885 $578  $9 per unit
up to $106 per term
Doctoral Program (AIT Courses)
CATEGORY
Cost
Tuition $718 per unit
    Technology Fee      $9 per unit
up to $106 per term

 

accelerated bachelor's to master's degree programs

Towson University offers a number of accelerated bachelor's to master's degree programs. After completing a minimum of 60 units of undergraduate coursework, students may take up to 9 units of approved TU graduate coursework over the course of their undergraduate career, and jointly apply those units to their TU undergraduate and graduate programs. Students must meet eligibility criteria. Approved students will be charged undergraduate tuition rates for those 9 units of graduate coursework. Fees will be assessed, based on the course career. Undergraduate rates will not be assessed for graduate classes in special programs (e.g. Applied Information Technology). Please see the program requirements for more details.


Instructional Leadership & Professional Development Online Courses

Special rate structure applies to graduate level ILPD online courses (900 - 999 sections only).  Students in these courses are assessed tuition and technology fee only.

 

Instructional Leadership & Professional Development Online

Graduate
 CATEGORY IN-STATE
(PER UNIT)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER UNIT)
Tuition $460 $952
Technology Fee $9 per unit
up to $106 per term
$9 per unit
up to $106 per term

 

Freshman Transition Program

Towson University Freshman Transition Program (FTP) students take Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) courses taught by CCBC faculty on TU's main campus. Students in the FTP program are assessed a freshman transition program fee and a new student orientation fee by Towson University. Tuition and fees for the CCBC courses are charged by CCBC.

 

Freshman Transition Program

Undergraduate, Full-time (12+ Units)
 CATEGORY IN-STATE
(PER TERM)
Freshman Transition Fee $1,800
Technology Fee $106

 

The Golden ID Tuition Reduction Program

Students in the Golden ID program pay a substantially discounted flat-fee rate for up to eleven undergraduate or graduate units in fall and spring terms. Any units taken above the eleven units are assessed full university tuition and fees, according to whether the class level is undergraduate or graduate.

 

Golden ID Tuition Reduction Program

Up to 11 Undergraduate or Graduate Units
CATEGORY   Per Term
Golden ID Fee $75
Technology Fee $9 per unit -
up to $106 per term
Per Undergraduate unit, over 11 units
CATEGORY  COST PER UNIT
(IN-STATE)
Tuition $304
Athletics Fee $47
Auxiliary Services Fees $92
Student Government Association Fee $5
Technology Fee $9 per unit -
up to $106 per term
 Per Graduate unit, over 11 units

CATEGORY  COST PER UNIT
(IN-STATE)
Tuition  $460
Athletics Fee $47
Auxiliary Services Fees $92
Student Government Association Fee $4
Technology Fee $9 per unit -
up to $106 per term

 

TU/UB Accounting and Business Advisory Services Program

Towson University students in the Towson University and University of Baltimore joint master's degree program in Accounting and Business Advisory Services are assessed tuition and fees based on the University of Baltimore’s graduate business rates. For classes not part of this joint program, tuition and fees will be assessed according to Towson University’s rates.

 

TU/UB Accounting and Business Advisory Services Program

Graduate
CATEGORY  IN-STATE
(PER TERM)
OUT-OF-STATE
(PER TERM)
Tuition $865 per unit $1,208 per unit
Auxiliary Construction Fee $3 per unit -
up to $36 per term
$3 per unit -
up to $36 per term
Auxiliary Operating Fee $23 per unit -
up to $273 per term
$23 per unit -
up to $273 per term
Student Center Fee $34 per unit -
up to $407 per term
$34 per unit -
up to $407 per term
Student Services Fee $21 per unit -
up to $252 per term
$21 per unit -
up to $252 per term
Student Government Association Fee $25 per term $25 per term
Technology Fee $9 per unit -
up to $108 per term
$9 per unit -
up to $108 per term

 

Information on Additional Special Program Rate Structures

 

Additional Fees

  

Additional Towson University Fees

Lab/Class Fees

Departmental courses may assess a lab/class fee that will be used to purchase essential supplies and equipment for the course (view detailed description). These fees will be allocated specifically to the department from which they are charged. Supplies and equipment purchased with funds raised from the fees will be identified in classrooms via lab/course fee decals.

Other Course/Term Fees
FEE AMOUNT

New Student Orientation Fee

  • New Student Orientation is a full-day program designed to prepare you for your social and academic journey at TU.
$150

Student Classification Fee

  • One-time fee assessed for all undergraduate programs for students with junior standing (60 or more earned units, including transferred units).
$200

Undergraduate Education Major Student Tk20 by Watermark Fee

  • This non-refundable one-time fee for undergraduate education majors and will be collected at the first semester of the junior year. The Tk20 by Watermark is an assessment management system that is a critical tool supporting our national accreditation process (CAEP).
$90
(one-time)

Graduate Education Major Student Tk20 by Watermark Fee

  • This non-refundable one-time fee for graduate education students and will be collected at their first semester enrolled as an education graduate student. The Tk20 by Watermark is an assessment management system that is a critical tool supporting our national accreditation process (CAEP).

$113
(one-time)

Undergraduate Student Math Placement Fee

  • The Department of Mathematics requires all first year and some transfer students to take ALEKS PPL to ensure that they are placed in an appropriate first math course at Towson University. This non-refundable fee will be charged each time after a student takes the ALEKS PPL test.
$25
per testing

Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) fee:

  • This non-refundable one-time fee is assessed for the the Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). It is a performance-based assessment used to determine if teacher education candidates have the performance skills necessary to be a beginning level teacher.
$300
(one-time)
Audiology Clinical Off Campus Practicum $240
Career Testing Fee – EDUC 121 (as of Summer 2018) $25

International Student Services fee

  • This non-refundable fee will be charged each semester to all enrolled international students who are on F-1 and certain J-1 visas (excluding students enrolled in the English Language Center and/or international students funded by their governments and/or international students who are under exchange agreements.)

$125
per semester

Kinesiology Department

  • Adventure Based Activity Fee - KNES 249
$25 - $65

Kinesiology Department

  • Scuba Diving Supplies Fee - KNES 263
$115 - $175

Nursing Educational Fees

Testing Fee

  • Students enrolled in the nursing basic pre-licensure program are charged a fee per term to cover the costs of Educational Testing Examinations, which are administered at the end of each term. The fees will be attached to clinical courses. This fee is subject to change each term.

Simulation Learning Fee

  • Students enrolled in the nursing basic pre-licensure program are charged a one-time fee to cover the costs of the Simulation Learning tools required throughout the program.

Fees are non-refundable after the change of schedule period. If any of the courses are repeated, the fee is re-assessed. Please note the Testing Fee and Simulation Learning Fee do not apply to the RN-to-BS completion students.

 

 

 

$124.50 - $160.00

 


Not to exceed $250

Private Music Lessons

  • per unit plus tuition and fees
$125 - $325
Speech Pathology Clinical Off Campus Practicum $240

Student Teaching Fee (per experience)

  • Students must confer with their department chair or with the director of the CPP office in the College of Education to determine the exact fee. These courses are designated PRC, STT and INT.
$20 - $700

Study Abroad Fee

  • For additional information, please see Study Abroad website
  • Study Abroad rates are subject to change

$360 fall and spring

$190 for short-term programs

Other Fees
FEE AMOUNT

Archived Record Research Fee

$10 
Collection Fee $25 

Late Payment Fee

$150 

Late Registration Fee

  • A late registration fee may be assessed for courses added after the change of schedule period.
$75

Parking Permit (rates subject to change)

 

Reissue Check Fee

A stop payment check fee is assessed for checks which the Bursar’s Office has to reissue.

$25 

Returned Check Fee

$50

Returned Credit Card Fee

  • A $25 penalty fee is assessed when a credit card payment for tuition, fees, fines or services is returned for any reason. Failure to reimburse the university for a returned credit card payment may result in class schedules being cancelled.
$25

Tiger Installment Plan Enrollment Fee

$30 - $50
Transcript Fee: Rush $10