Housing & Meal Plan Rates

Below is information about the cost of housing and dining at Towson University. Costs provided are for freshmen, transfers and other students who live on campus.

Estimated Housing & Dining Costs for 2019/2020

Estimated costs for a standard multiple occupancy room and 14 meal plan for resident students are listed below. Your costs may vary depending on your room assignment and meal plan selection. These rates may change remain subject to change as deemed necessary by TU and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

HOUSING & DINING COSTS SEMESTER ACADEMIC YEAR
Standard Multiple Occupancy Room Rate $3,723 $7,446
14 meals/week $2,700 $5,400

DETAILED ESTIMATED HOUSING COSTS FOR 2019/2020

ROOM TYPE TERM  ACADEMIC YEAR
Single Occupancy Room $4,378 $8,542
Single - 9 Month Housing $4,651 $9,302
Premium Housing (Barton & Douglass Houses) $4,326 $8,652
Multiple Room $3,723 $7,446
Multiple Room - 9 Month Housing $3,955 $7,910
Tower C 3 Person Room $2,978 $5,956
Towson Run Apartments
1, 2, or 4 Bedrooms

$4,606 (1 bedroom) 

$4,354 (2 bedrooms) 

$3,668 (4 bedrooms)

$9,212 (1 bedroom) 

$8,708 (2 bedrooms)

$7,336 (4 bedrooms)

Carroll and Marshall Halls
2 or 4 Bedrooms

$5,305 (2 bedrooms)

$5,201 (4 bedrooms)

$10,610 (2 bedrooms)

$10,402 (4 bedrooms)

The Residences at 10 West Burke Avenue

$4,354 (Floors 2-5)

$4,853 (Floors 6-15)

$4,943 (Rooms 1409 & 1509) 

$8,708 (Floors 2-5)

$9,706 (Floors 6-15)

$9,886 (Rooms 1409 & 1509)

Meal Plan Costs

View current 2019-2020 rates for Resident Dining Plans.

Estimated Housing & Dining Costs for 2020/2021

Estimated costs for a standard multiple occupancy room and 14 meal plan for resident students are listed below. Your costs may vary depending on your room assignment and meal plan selection. These rates may change remain subject to change as deemed necessary by TU and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

HOUSING & DINING COSTS SEMESTER ACADEMIC YEAR
Standard Multiple Occupancy Room Rate $3,816 $7,632
14 meals/week $2,700 $5,400

DETAILED ESTIMATED HOUSING COSTS FOR 2020/2021

ROOM TYPE TERM  ACADEMIC YEAR
Single Occupancy Room $4,487 $8,974
Single - 9 Month Housing $4,767 $9,534
Premium Housing (Barton & Douglass Houses) $4,434 $8,868
Multiple Room $3,816 $7,632
Multiple Room - 9 Month Housing $4,054 $8,108
Tower C 3 Person Room $3,053 $6,106
Towson Run Apartments
1, 2, or 4 Bedrooms

$4,721 (1 bedroom) 

$4,463 (2 bedrooms) 

$3,760 (4 bedrooms)

$9,442 (1 bedroom) 

$8,926 (2 bedrooms)

$7,520 (4 bedrooms)

Carroll and Marshall Halls
2 or 4 Bedrooms

$5,438 (2 bedrooms)

$5,331 (4 bedrooms)

$10,876 (2 bedrooms)

$10,662 (4 bedrooms)

The Residences at 10 West Burke Avenue

$4,463 (Floors 2-5)

$4,974 (Floors 6-15)

$5,066 (Rooms 1409 & 1509) 

$8,926 (Floors 2-5)

$9,948 (Floors 6-15)

$10,132 (Rooms 1409 & 1509)

Costs are Subject to Change

Costs are subject to change by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. 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.

housing rates - Frequently asked questions

Why do housing rates change?

Each year rates are developed by estimating operating costs for the upcoming year by looking at expenses like utilities, minimum wage increases, debt payments, construction projects, and staff wages and/or benefits. HRL does not have control over these expenses, which typically cost more every year. 

Who makes the decision about how much it will cost to live in university housing?

The Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Housing & Residence Life proposes housing rates to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The President’s Council reviews all rate and fee rates, and changes are presented to the Student Government Association at the spring Fee Forum.  Any increases in rates are also approved by the University of Maryland system.

Who pays for Housing & Residence Life?

The costs of operating HRL are distributed among the students who use the program's services; they are not paid for by students who do not benefit directly. University housing serves approximately 5,000 residents each academic year. Because not all Towson University students benefit from the Housing & Residence Life program, the costs of the program are paid for by residential students through their housing occupancy charges and fees. HRL does not receive any money from the larger university budget or from the state of Maryland. 

On-campus residents also benefit from services and supports that are not currently paid through their housing charges.  For example, residential students benefit from services provided by TUPD, IT and other offices in ways that non-residential students do not.  Costs like these are typically called “overhead” and on most campuses they are included in housing expenses as a percentage of the overall HRL budget.  

What steps does Towson University take to make living in university housing more affordable for students?

Housing & Residence Life provides opt in discounted housing options through the Glen Complex 3 Person Rooms and Towson Run 3 Person Bedrooms.

Contact

Department of Housing & Residence Life

Location
Marshall Hall Suite 50
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone
410-704-2516
Fax
410-704-4228