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 Spring 2021
Due to decreased density in the residence halls our overall occupancy has decreased,
and students are receiving more physical space than in previous years, with every
student sharing a bathroom with only one person. For a break down of how each building
will be composed please review the Residence Halls & Apartments page.
Estimated costs for a premium 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 remain subject to change as deemed necessary by TU and the University
System of Maryland Board of Regents and will not exceed the rates shared below.
|HOUSING & DINING COSTS
|Premium Occupancy Room Rate
||$2,321 fall, $2,700 spring
DETAILED ESTIMATED HOUSING COSTS FOR 2020/2021
|| ACADEMIC YEAR
|Premium Housing (2 to a bathroom)
|Premium Housing - 9 Month Housing
|Towson Run Apartments
1, 2, or 4 Bedrooms
$4,606 (1 bedroom)
$4,354 (2 bedrooms)
$4,354 (4 bedrooms)
$9,212 (1 bedroom)
$8,708 (2 bedrooms)
$8,708 (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)
$5,305 (2 bedrooms)
$5,200 (4 bedrooms)
$10,610 (2 bedrooms)
$10,400 (4 bedrooms)
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.
Why did the housing rates change after decreasing density was announced?
The housing rates changed when density was decreased because what each resident was
receiving was different then what is typically provided. Each student will only share a bathroom with 1 other
person, many of our students will be in single bedrooms that are designed as doubles
as well as to account for the increased sanitation and protective measures we will
be employing as part of our operation. For our spaces that living environments will
not be changing from what was originally expected, the pricing has not changed.
Why do housing rates change from year to year?
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 Cabinet 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.