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Bowie State University Tuition & Cost

Bowie, Maryland

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Maryland Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Bowie State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,500
Other Fees$2,798
Room and Board $12,458
Other Expenses Budget$1,600

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Bowie State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,500
Other Fees$2,798
Room and Board $12,458
Other Expenses Budget$1,600

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Bowie State University for undergraduate students residing in Maryland is $5,760. Room and board charges total $12,458 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $2,500 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,798 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $1,600 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Bowie State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $25,116.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Bowie State University is $16,500 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $12,458 for room and board, $2,500 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,798. Students are advised to budget $1,600 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $35,856. This figure is 42.8% higher than what Maryland residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Bowie State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,322 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Bowie State University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Bowie State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,099
$30,001 to $48,000$13,890
$48,001 to $75,000$18,560
$75,001 to $110,000$21,711

Financial Aid

89% of full-time undergrad Bowie State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,162 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 66% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,976 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $16,891.

Finanical Aid Bowie State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,162 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,036 40%
Pell Grants $5,003 58%
Other Federal Grants $1,368 7%
State and Local Grants $5,060 40%
Federal Student Loans $5,976 66%
Other Student Loans $16,891 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Bowie State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $44,300. The loan balance of $44,300 is a four year multiple of the $11,075 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $470 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $44,300
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $469.65
Total Interest Paid $12,058.45
Sum of All Loan Payments $56,358.45

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Maryland Residents Non Residents
1 $25,116 $35,856
2 $25,530 $36,448
3 $25,952 $37,049
4 $26,380 $37,660

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Bowie State University to be $100,464 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.7% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Bowie State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Maryland Residents $253 $759 $1,012
Out of State Residents $694 $2,082 $2,776

Estimated cost for a class at Bowie State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Bowie State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Bowie State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=162007 IPEDS survey data for Bowie State University.