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TU Tuition & Cost

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$3,364
Room and Board $13,232
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$3,364
Room and Board $13,232
Other Expenses Budget$3,350

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Towson University for undergraduate students residing in Maryland is $7,100. Room and board charges total $13,232 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,080 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $3,364 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,350 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Towson University full time should expect a total annual cost of $28,126.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Towson University is $22,152 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $13,232 for room and board, $1,080 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $3,364. Students are advised to budget $3,350 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $43,178. This figure is 53.5% 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 Towson University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,082 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 Towson 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 Towson University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,956
$30,001 to $48,000$12,452
$48,001 to $75,000$17,667
$75,001 to $110,000$23,260

Financial Aid

80% 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 $10,094 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 51% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,390 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $16,682.

Finanical Aid Towson University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,094 80%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,490 49%
Pell Grants $4,899 29%
Other Federal Grants $1,204 31%
State and Local Grants $5,915 27%
Federal Student Loans $5,390 51%
Other Student Loans $16,682 8%

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 $569 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 $53,672
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $569.01
Total Interest Paid $14,609.50
Sum of All Loan Payments $68,281.50

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Maryland Residents Non Residents
1 $28,126 $43,178
2 $28,589 $43,889
3 $29,060 $44,611
4 $29,538 $45,346

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 $112,504 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.6% 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 $304 $912 $1,216
Out of State Residents $932 $2,796 $3,728

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

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