Cost of college went up for all students at Towson University


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.5 percent for 2018-19 at Towson University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Maryland residents paid $9,940 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $246 more than the $9,694 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 133.5 percent more than residents this year, or $23,208. Their price tag grew 4.8 percent from $22,140 in 2017-18.

About 81 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Maryland residents. About 18 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 81 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,526 students received grants or scholarships totaling $13.1 million and 1,589 students took out student loans totaling more than $11.6 million.

Including all undergraduates (22,923), 9,876 students used grants or scholarships totaling $87.9 million, and 9,733 students took out $62.9 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~18,568
$9,182
$9,408
$9,694
$9,940
8.3%
Out-of-state
~4,126
$20,788
$21,076
$22,140
$23,208
11.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Towson University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
799
29%
$3,797,169
$4,752
State / local grant or scholarship
678
25%
$3,160,789
$4,662
Institutional grants or scholarships
1,250
46%
$6,117,268
$4,894
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,526
56%
$13,075,226
$8,568
Federal student loans
1,548
57%
$8,302,858
$5,364
Other student loans
212
8%
$3,309,039
$15,609
Student loan aid
1,589
58%
$11,611,897
$7,308
Total student aid
2,223
81%
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