Towson University
Towson, MD, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$17,893
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,827
$30k - $48k
$12,285
$48k - $75k
$16,957
$75k - $110k
$22,118
$110k+
$23,052
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,940
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,208
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,464
Books and Supplies
$1,080
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
58%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,815
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,573
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,166
Students receiving state aid
21%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,469
Students receiving federal aid
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,573
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$165,148
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$14,492,880

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,252
Students receiving federal loans
55%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,511
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,593
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,759
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$189

What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
It is a little expensive compared to my former college but that is considering I am out of state. But not too overly expensive that I am having trouble paying for tuition.
Felicia from Ridgefield Park, NJ
I pay in-state tuition and i think its a reasonable price price for the quality of education.
Kristin from Waldorf, MD
Because I already live within the state of Maryland, I use the train to go home. Instead of taking the more expensive trains, I use the Marc train. Tickets cost $5 for students and they have several stops that go all throughout Maryland to Washington D.C.
Carly from Maryland
Towson has a medium tuition/room and board rate, but I think it's worth it. There are other places I could of gone for cheaper, but I don't think it would have been right for me. I wouldn't of slide into the school so well, and probably wouldn't of done as well in classes.
Melissa from North Beach, MD
Towson has the mall right up the street so you can normally get pretty good deals there. Uptown is awesome if your old enough to get in. Marc train can get you to DC for like $7 dollars.
Melisa from Wilmington, DE
As a commuter, I pay less then $10,000 a year at Towson University. I save an enormous amount of money on school books, tuition costs, and other fees that would otherwise be overwhelming for a relatively broke college student. Towson is both reasonable in price and excellent in quality when you take into consideration the amount of education and proper attention that the professors of Towson University supply their students. You will not find better bang for your buck anywhere else in Maryland!
Benjamin from Aberdeen, MD
Especially being out of state I feel like I'm over-paying considering in-state is less than half of what I'm paying.
Ruth from Phoenixville, PA
TU probably has the best education for the best price in Maryland. I checked out so many other school before Towson and either the education didn't measure up to a high price or a low price meant less quality, but here the teachers, students, and TU community is exceeds its price.
Olka from Germantown, MD

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