TU's broad range of benefits helps you protect your health, wealth and future. They're an important part of our total rewards package. 


Health Benefits:

Tuition Remission benefits:

Leave Benefits:

Benefit Eligibility

You are eligible for benefits if you are:

  • A regular, full-time staff or faculty member (working 100% of the work week)
  • A regular part-time staff or faculty member (working at least 50% or more of the work week)
  • A contractual/variable hour staff or faculty member (contingent I, contingent II, adjunct) working at least 30 hours/week or an average of 130 hours/month, and under contract for more than 90 days
  • A contractual/variable hour staff or faculty member (contingent I, contingent II, adjunct) working less than 30 hours/week or 130 hours/month, and under contract for more than 90 days.

Specific benefit eligibility and the amount of the state subsidy toward the cost of medical, prescription drugs, and dental benefits is determined by your employee classification. Separate rate sheets are available each year for those eligible for the maximum state subsidy, those eligible for only a percentage of the state subsidy, and those ineligible for the state subsidy. Please visit State of Maryland Health Benefits to review all rate sheets.

Benefits Summaries

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Benefits Enrollment

TU's health and wellness benefits include medical, dental, prescription drugs and vision, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts. You can customize a package that works for you.

Changes can be made to your elections upon being hired, during open enrollment in the fall of each year, or if you've had a life event, such as a birth, death or divorce, which qualifies you for a status change. Visit Workday to view and change your benefits, or click the links below for more information on benefits options. 

Retirement Benefits

Towson offers two types of mandatory retirement plans and additional supplemental retirement plans. Visit the retirement benefits page to view eligibility and find detailed information about retirement plan benefits. 

Tuition Remission

Tuition remission is available for regular and contingent II staff, faculty, and retirees (including spouses and dependent children) of the constituent institutions and components of the University System of Maryland (USM).  It also provides a significant development tool for staff and faculty as you seek to enhance your own career skills. 

Supplemental Benefits

Towson offers additional benefits and support through our Employee Assistance Program, Employee Perks and Discounts Program, nursing rooms and on-campus programs and services.

Employee Perks and Discounts

Discount programs and other perks are part of the total rewards package available to TU faculty and staff. Contact sponsoring companies directly for more information about these voluntary programs and any associated costs.

Leave Benefits

Leave is available to Regular Faculty and Staff, Contingent II and Contingent Lecturers. Visit the leave page to view more detailed information about leave benefits.

Lactation Rooms

TU Lactation Rooms provide a private, secure, clean space for chestfeeding and breastfeeding. They are available to all students, faculty, staff, spouses and domestic partners at the following campus locations:

  • 7400 York Road, Room 239
  • Administration Building, Room 115B (obtain the key from AD101)
  • Burdick Hall, Room 127
  • College of Liberal Arts, Room 2231
  • Cook Library, Room 527
  • Psychology, Room 506
  • Science Complex, Room 2155
  • Towson City Center (AKA Olympic Place), Room 324
  • University Union, Room 253
  • Van Bokkelen Hall, Room 009
  • West Village Commons, Room 320