Financial Services

Financial Services is committed to providing excellent student and business services in support of student learning and development.

Stratus Financials is TU’s modern business platform and budget planning system.

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Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable Office is responsible for processing payments for goods, services and other non-salary expenses. Accounts Payable also maintains the university's extensive vendor database.

Business Travel Office

The Business Travel & Working Fund Office facilitates travel and travel arrangements and provides reimbursement for all necessary travel expenses.

Payroll Office

The Payroll Office processes payment and oversees timekeeping for all student, contingent, and regular employees while following the directives of the state of Maryland's Central Payroll Bureau. Payroll provides guidelines for address changes, direct deposit, timesheet approval, W2 statements and the reallocation of payroll charges.

Student Financial Services

The Student Financial Services unit provides resources and tools to parents, students, and international students about student employment, financial education and the filing of tax returns.

Payment to Foreign Nationals

Towson University complies with federal and state regulations, including nonresident alien taxes.  The NRA tax staff assists departments with making Payments to Foreign Nationals (faculty, staff, students) and advising departments on required federal tax withholding and reporting as part of this compliance with Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Frequently asked questions

For any forms you need to fill out regarding Account Payable, Business Travel, Stratus Financials, Payroll, or Student Financial Services, please see our Forms page.

You can access your payroll information through the state by setting up an online account on the Payroll Online Service Center POSCC). Click on the sign up option. you will need the TU agency number and your most recent pay/advice number to validate your identity. If you need those numbers, call our help desk at 410-704-5599, option 1, or email .

Recovering your login ID and resetting your password is a two part process. Utilize the instructions for "Recover Login" and "Reset Forgotten Password" features on the POSC Website. If unsuccessful, call the POSCC help line at 410-260-7401 or 410-260-7402 for assistance.

Go to the Payroll Office Web page, and click on the contingent/student staff calendar link under the Pay Date Calendars and Schedules. Explanations on the Adjunct Faculty Pay dates are listed towards the bottom of the document.


Contact List

A broad list of contact phone numbers and websites are listed on our Who to Contact (PDF) document.

Financial Services Help Line

For questions regarding Payroll or Accounts Payable please contact the Financial Services Help Line at  or 410-704-5599.

Business Travel Support Line

For questions regarding travel planning and resources or the Diners Card Program, please contact Business Travel Services at  or 410-704-5421.

Financial Systems & Technology

For information on Stratus Financials, training resources, journal uploads, and the chart of accounts, please see Financial Systems & Technology.

University Accounting

For accounting information, interagency transfers, and wire transfers, please see University Accounting.