Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,751 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,683 tuition
$8,912 on campus room & board
$2,200 books
$1,956 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$28,307 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$15,239 tuition
$8,912 on campus room & board
$2,200 books
$1,956 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
Get Your Estimated Cost

Colleges like Bowie State University are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

Use our tool to get a quick guess about your actual costs and links to tools to get an even better estimate directly form the college.

Average Aid

$3,972 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
51% get federal aid ($4,890 avg)
36% get state aid ($3,906 avg)
34% get institn'l aid ($3,972 avg)
76% get loans ($6,327 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.41% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.50% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,148 65%
Federal Grant Aid $4,890 51%
Pell Grants $4,439 51%
Other Federal Grants $1,122 21%
Institution Grant Aid $3,972 34%
State Grant Aid $3,906 36%
Student Loans $6,327 76%
Federal Loans $6,081 76%
Other Loans $10,306 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$750 - $1,300 Y Y R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: within 2 week(s) of notification
Financial Aid Contact Info
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715-9465
(301) 860-4000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $207
Out of State $641


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Junior at BSU
  • Dec-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Bowie State is host to many different cultures and eccentricities. All of which are received with equal acceptance and kinship. Being a historically black college the demographic favors black students but the university and its staff are inviting to all.

    Read More
  • 5
  • Cassandra from Damascus, MD
  • Aug-01-2013 I am a current student here

    Bowie State University is a really affordable school. Most of the students are commuters, so that cuts down the cost of living in the dorms or apartments on campus. BSU also has good meal plans and a career center that will help you look for scholarships and grants (the financial aid office helps as well). Tuition costs are low compared to schools in the area.

    Read More
  • 3
  • Breanna from Gaithersburg, MD
  • Jun-27-2013 I am a current student here

    I feel collage is how you make it. You can still have fun and be serious in your studies. College is a great learning experience in the classroom as well as from your peers. Stay focus and don't forget the main reason for attending college, to get an education!

    Read More
  • 4
  • Christopher from Glenarden, MD
  • Jun-13-2013 I am a current student here

    If you are a instate student the school is fairly cheap especially if you manage a good grade point average. When it comes to this school I would say you are paying for the education mostly.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Kelly from Upper Marlboro, MD
  • May-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Everything does cost money but the experience you can gain at Bowie State and the life long friends you can meet makes every worth while.

    Read More