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.

Housing and Meal Plan Rates

All these rates remain subject to change as deemed necessary by TU and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

Housing Costs

Costs for a multiple occupancy room are listed below. Your costs may vary depending on your room assignment.

Multiple Occupancy Room Rate $4,107 $8,214

2023-2024 Residential Meal Plan Rates

All residential meal plans will include unlimited dining at our three campus dining halls (Glen, Newell & West Village).  Three of the plans add Tiger Meals and Dining Dollars that can be used at our other campus restaurants.

Plan Tiger Meals* Dining Dollars> 1 Semester Cost 2 Semester Cost







1 per week





4 per week





7 per week




 * Tiger Meals - A pre-selected combo meal at participating retail locations either per-week or per-semester.

Proposed Detailed Housing Costs for 2023/2024

Residence Halls


Multiple Occupancy (double or triple)

The Glen Complex, Prettyman, Scarborough, Newell, Richmond

$4,107 $8,214 40%

Single Occupancy

Prettyman, Scarborough, Newell, Richmond

$4,829 $9,658 0.5%

9 Month Multiple Occupancy

Residence Tower

$4,363 $8,726 9%

9 Month Single Occupancy

Residence Tower

$5,130 $10,260 1%

Premium Housing

Barton, Douglass

$4,772 $9,544 15%
Tower C 3 Person $3,285 $6,570 Varies by amount of interest


Towson Run Apartments

Room Semester Academic Year aPPROX % OF SPACES ON CAMPUS
1 Bedroom $5,081 $10,162 0.5%
2 Bedrooms $4,803 $9,606 4.5%
4 Bedrooms $4,047 $8,094 4.3%

Barnes Hall and Marshall Hall

Semester Academic Year aPPROX % OF SPACES ON CAMPUS
2 Bedrooms $5,853 $11,706 1.2%
4 Bedrooms $5,737 $11,474 14.8%

The Residences at 10 West Burke Avenue

Room  Semester Academic Year aPPROX % OF SPACES ON CAMPUS
Floors 2-5 $4,803 $9,606 2.8%
Floors 6-15 $5,353 $10,706 6%
1409 & 1509 $5,452 $10,904 0.09%


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

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. 

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.

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.  


Department of Housing & Residence Life

Marshall Hall Suite 50
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.