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Bowie State University 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
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Average Aid

$4,043 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
59% get federal aid ($4,606 avg)
34% get state aid ($4,188 avg)
47% get institn'l aid ($4,043 avg)
75% get loans ($6,264 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 $8,544 71%
Federal Grant Aid $4,606 59%
Pell Grants $4,496 59%
Other Federal Grants $1,304 6%
Institution Grant Aid $4,043 47%
State Grant Aid $4,188 34%
Student Loans $6,264 75%
Federal Loans $5,993 75%
Other Loans $9,883 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
  • 4
  • Bryante'
  • Nov-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Bowie State is a reasonable priced institution. The campus is small but the sense of family is big, the education is not horrible, and the parties are something that you do not want to miss. Its an inexpensive university that is better than going to a community college.

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  • Raja from New Orleans, LA
  • May-27-2014 I am a past student here

    It is a cheap school compared to other schools, and the teachers know their course material. I would say it was worth the money, but it is fairly unorganized, the school as a whole.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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