Tuition and Fees
NOTE: Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other university publication, the university reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the university and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Consult the website, http://students.towson.edu, for most current fees.
Proposed rates for the 2017-2018 academic year are:
|Graduate Application fee: (nonrefundable)|
Undergraduate, per unit - In-state
Undergraduate, per unit - Out-of-state
Graduate, per unit - In-state
Graduate, per unit - Out-of-state
|Auxiliary services fees||$70/unit|
|Technology fee||$8/unit, up to $90/term|
|Graduate Student Association (GSA) fee||$4/unit|
|Private music lessons (per unit plus tuition)|
*These rates are subject to change.
To view an expanded listing of all university associated fees, visit http://students.towson.edu and select Tuition & Fees.
The following fees are nonrefundable:
- Late payment fee
- Graduate application fee
- Closed contract fee
- Physician Assistant Program Early Admit Deposit
- Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies Deposit
The following fees are nonrefundable after the official start of the classes for the term:
- Applied fee (private instruction, student teaching, clinical practicum, etc.)
- Parking permit fee (Students wishing to park on campus must purchase a parking permit and pay the applicable parking rate. Individuals who no longer need a parking permit may cancel their permits throughout the academic year and may be eligible for a pro-rated refund. See the parking website rate and refund information.)
The following fees are nonrefundable after the official change of schedule period:
- Mandatory university fees
- Technology fee
Center for Applied Information Technology (AIT courses)
AIT rates differ from university rates. For details, see the Bursar website at www.Towson.edu/Bursar.
M.S. Accounting and Business Advisory Services (Joint Degree Program with University of Baltimore)
Students in the Accounting and Business Advisory Services Joint Degree Program will be assessed tuition and fees based on the University of Baltimore’s graduate rates. For classes not part of this joint program, tuition and fees will be assessed according to Towson University’s rates.
Late Registration Fee
A $75 late registration fee may be assessed for courses added after the change of schedule period.
Students may be eligible for a full or partial refund of tuition and certain fees if some or all of enrolled courses are dropped. Notification to the instructor does not constitute a proper withdrawal. A course drop must be done in writing to the Registrar’s office or online through Self Service. If you fail to officially drop you will be financially responsible for all term charges. To drop online: Login to Towson Online Services> Self Service > Student Center > Enroll/Drop.
Students must drop courses by the end of the Change of Schedule period for the class session in order to receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and certain fees. If courses are dropped after the Change of Schedule period for the class session, the last date on which withdrawn online from a class determines the percentage of the refund. If dropped in writing, the date on which written notification is received by the Registrar’s office determines the percentage of the refund. All refund percentages are based on the official start of the class session. The timing for refunds is as follows:
- Through the end of each change of schedule period, 100 percent of tuition and fees is refunded to the student.
- Beginning with the first day after the end of the change of schedule period through the 21st calendar day after the official start of the term, 50 percent of tuition only is refunded to the student who fully withdraws from the university.
- Beginning with the 22nd calendar day after the official start of the term, no tuition and fees are refunded to the student.
NOTE: Based on documentation of extraordinary circumstances, including medical, exceptions may be made to this policy. Requests for refunds for extraordinary circumstances should be submitted immediately; however, no requests will be considered 30 days beyond the session in question.
Graduate students should contact the
Enrollment Services Building
Towson, MD 21252.
Any unpaid charges on a student’s financial account with the university will be subtracted from the refund due prior to processing the refund request. For payments made by credit card, refunds will be credited to the original credit card account and will be reflected on that credit cards monthly statement. Credit card payments made for term charges are refunded using the following practice: For each term, credit card refunds will be processed after the term Drop/Add period. However, students may ask for a credit card refund prior to this period by contacting the Bursar’s Office. Credit card owners are responsible for paying any and all interest charges accrued on the credit card. All questions regarding tuition and fees should be referred to the Bursar’s Office, Enrollment Services Center, 410-704-2100 or 1-888-5BURSAR.
For more information, visit http://students.towson.edu and select "Bursar’s Office."
Payment of Fees
The Bursar’s Office distributes all tuition bills electronically. The electronic bill, or eBill, process works as follows:
When tuition bills are ready each term, students receive an email on their TU account instructing them to view their bill at the eBill website. Students access this website via their Student Center on Towson Online Services. For further information on how to view an eBill, visit www.towson.edu/bursar and click eBill & Online Payment.
All checks or money orders should be made payable to Towson University for the exact amount of the charges. The student’s name and TU ID number should appear on all checks submitted to the university. The student’s liability is not discharged until his or her balance is satisfied in full. The student’s balance can be satisfied through cash, check or credit card payment, as well as financial aid, a payment plan agreement through the University offered Tiger Installment Plan, or a combination of all options.
The Tiger Installment Plan (TIP) extends the student a monthly budget plan for meeting education expenses for individual regular terms. To view more details or to enroll online, visit www.Towson.edu/Bursar and click the Tiger Installment Plan link. The university accepts Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards through a third-party processor online. All credit card transactions incur a 2.75% fee on the amount charged. It is imperative that students adhere to published payment deadlines. A $150 late fee is assessed to any student who pays after published bill deadlines. Payment of term bill secures the student’s class schedule for a term; otherwise, cancellation of the student’s class schedule may occur. Students may pay by either returning the remittance portion of their billing statement to the Bursar’s Office, Enrollment Services 336, with payment, by Bursar approved verification of funds to cover all charges, or online at http://students.towson.edu.
To use: click Towson Online Services; click Self-Service; click Campus Finances; click Account Inquiry; click Make a Payment. The student’s TU username and password are required to make a payment on the Web. NOTE: Bank check card or debit card payments cannot be processed through the online payment site.
Students whose term bill reflects a credit or zero balance and who choose NOT to attend the upcoming term must notify the Office of the Registrar on or before the Change of Schedule period end date to have their class schedule canceled. Students who fail to do this will be financially responsible for all term charges. If tuition, fees and related charges are not paid by the established payment date, the student’s class schedule will be voided and, if applicable, residence hall space will be forfeited. If a check given in payment of fees, fines or services is returned unpaid by the bank for any reason, a penalty fee of $50 is charged. Failure to reimburse the university for an uncollectible check with guaranteed funds may result in a student’s class schedule being canceled.
WARNING: Processing of financial billing statements is the responsibility of the student and is due to the university each term as outlined at www.towson.edu/bursar. Non-delivery of the billing statement does not release the student from the payment or late payment assessments.
Financial policy set by the Board of Regents and supported by the legislative auditors of the State of Maryland states that all previous balances must be paid prior to registration for the following academic term. The university employs a “first in/first out” technique when applying payments to accounts. Therefore, payments are used to satisfy the oldest outstanding charge prior to applying any portion of a payment to current or more recent charges. Should the account of any student become delinquent and sent to the Central Collection Unit of the State of Maryland, it is deemed delinquent, and a collection fee not to exceed 20 percent will be charged to the student by the Central Collection Unit. In accordance with COMAR Title 17, Subtitle 01, Chapter 02, Section 01 through 05, the Central Collection Unit may report debt to a credit bureau and begin intercepting Maryland income tax refunds of individuals indebted to the state colleges and universities for tuition, fees and other costs. Students with outstanding balances should contact the Bursar’s Office. Transcript and diploma requests will not be honored if a student has a financial obligation to the university. Payments made by check will be subjected to a waiting period of 10 to 30 working days prior to transcripts or diplomas being released or refunds being processed.
NOTE: The university will retroactively bill when coding errors are identified.
The Bursar’s Office is open Monday–Friday. The Customer Service Center’s business hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and the Payment Center business hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Bursar’s Office can be contacted at 410-704-2100, toll free at 1-888-5BURSAR or www.towson.edu/bursar.