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Towson, Maryland

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Maryland Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Towson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,080
Other Fees$3,236
Room and Board $12,846
Other Expenses Budget$3,350
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Towson University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,080
Other Fees$3,236
Room and Board $12,846
Other Expenses Budget$3,350

Residents of Maryland pay an annual total price of $27,474 to attend Towson University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $6,962 for tuition, $12,846 room and board, $1,080 for books and supplies and $3,236 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $41,610 which is 51.5% higher than Maryland residents. The tuition charge is $21,098 while room and board is $12,846, books and supplies are $1,080 and other fees come in at $3,236.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Towson University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Towson University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,206
$30,001 to $48,000$12,632
$48,001 to $75,000$18,052
$75,001 to $110,000$22,972

The average reported annual net price for Towson University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,161 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

57% of full-time undergrad Towson 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 $9,149 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 55% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,386 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $17,013.

Finanical Aid Towson University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,149 57%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,426 49%
Pell Grants $4,834 30%
Other Federal Grants $2,455 0%
State and Local Grants $4,682 25%
Federal Student Loans $5,386 55%
Other Student Loans $17,013 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Towson University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $53,672. The loan balance of $53,672 is a four year multiple of the $13,418 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 $512 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $53,672
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $512.09
Total Interest Paid $7,778.81
Sum of All Loan Payments $61,450.81

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Maryland Residents Non Residents
1 $27,474 $41,610
2 $28,351 $42,938
3 $29,255 $44,308
4 $30,189 $45,722

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Towson University to be $109,896 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.2% 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 Towson University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Maryland Residents $299 $897 $1,196
Out of State Residents $888 $2,664 $3,552

Estimated cost for a class at Towson 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 Towson University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Towson University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164076 IPEDS survey data for Towson University.