Tuition Remission

Our faculty, staff and retirees can use tuition remission benefits to take eligible academic courses for personal or professional development.

Typically, faculty, staff, and retirees can use the tuition remission benefits at Towson University or any school in the University System of Maryland:

Bowie State University
Coppin State University
Frostburg University
Salisbury University
University of Baltimore
University of Maryland Baltimore
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Maryland College Park
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly UMUC)

As well as Baltimore City Community College, Morgan State University, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Review the Tuition Remission Summary (PDF) for more information. 

change for 2020

Apply for tuition remission online!

The USM has launched a new online system to process tuition remission  applications. Beginning now for the 2020 semesters, active faculty and staff applying for tuition remission from most USM institutions should use the online system for themselves and their dependents. 

Retirees and those applying for tuition remission at Morgan State University, Baltimore City Community College, or St. Mary’s College of Maryland will continue to submit the current form to HR via secure file drop, or by dropping off at the HR Office.  No other paper forms will be accepted.

If you previously submitted a paper tuition remission form for the winter or spring 2020 semesters, you must resubmit electronically.

Fast Facts:

  • The new system is user-friendly and allows for faster and more secure online processing and tracking of applications.
  • Faculty and staff login to the Tuition Remission system using their TU Net ID and password.
  • Employees applying for a dependent child/spouse will need the student’s university-issued ID to submit an application in the system.
  • Supervisor's approval will be required only for TU employees whose classes conflict with work schedules, or for graduate classes that qualify as “working condition fringe benefit”.
  • Supervisors will receive a system generated email with log-in instructions when their approval is required for a submitted application.

USM online Tuition Remission Portal

We encourage all employees who must submit paper Tuition Remission Forms to do so electronically via our secure file drop at

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