Skip to Main Content
Salisbury University BW
A Maryland University of National Distinction
navigation icon opens header SALISBURY UNIVERSITY

Financial Aid Office mobile navigation icon - click to toggle slide

Graduate Cost of Attendance (fall/spring)

There are two types of costs considered in the financial aid process: direct costs and indirect expenses. Together these costs represent the official cost of attendance (student budget).

Direct costs costs are those funds which are charged directly to your student account and payable to the university. For Graduate students, this always includes tuition and fees.

Indirect expenses vary per student and are not included in your bill. For Graduate students these include room and board, books/supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.

The figures below are ESTIMATED 2015-2016 costs per year for fulltime (9 credits per semester) Graduate students who are not enrolled in one of the specified programs listed further down.

Estimated 2015-2016 costs per year for fulltime Graduate Students (exceptions apply)
Expenditure Maryland Residents Out-of-State
Tuition 6,660 11,862
Fees 1,404 1,404
Direct Costs $8,064 $13,266
Room 6,360 6,360
Board 4,650 4,650
Personal/Trans. Exp 2,700 2,700
Books and Supplies 1,300 1,300
Indirect Expenses $15,010 $15,010

Total Cost of Attendance (Indirect Expenses + Direct Costs)

  • Maryland Residents - $23,074
  • Out-of-State - $28,276



The figures below are ESTIMATED 2015-2016 costs per year for fulltime (9 credits per semester) Graduate Nursing students.

Estimated 2015-2016 costs per year for fulltime Graduate Nursing Students (exceptions apply)
Expenditure Maryland Residents Out-of-State
Tuition 11,160 14,166
Fees 1,404 1,404
Direct Costs $12,564 $15,570
Room 6,360 6,360
Board 4,650 4,650
Personal/Trans. Exp 2,700 2,700
Books and Supplies 1,300 1,300
Indirect Expenses $15,010 $15,010

Total Cost of Attendance (Indirect Expenses + Direct Costs)

  • Maryland Residents - $27,574
  • Out-of-State - $30,580



The figures below are ESTIMATED 2015-2016 costs per year for fulltime (6 credits per semester) Doctoral Nursing students.

Estimated 2015-2016 costs per year for fulltime Doctoral Nursing Students (exceptions apply)
Expenditure Maryland Residents Out-of-State
Tuition 7,440 9,444
Fees 936 936
Direct Costs $8,376 $10,380
Room 6,360 6,360
Board 4,650 4,650
Personal/Trans. Exp 2,700 2,700
Books and Supplies 1,300 1,300
Indirect Expenses $15,010 $15,010

Total Cost of Attendance (Indirect Expenses + Direct Costs)

  • Maryland Residents - $23,386
  • Out-of-State - $25,390

The figures below are ESTIMATED 2015-2016 costs per year for fulltime (6 credits per semester) students in the Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy Doctoral Education program.

Estimated 2015-2016 costs per year for Literacy Doctoral Education program Students
Expenditure Maryland Residents Out-of-State
Tuition 6,300 11,100
Fees 936 936
Direct Costs $7,236 $12,036
Room 6,360 6,360
Board 4,650 4,650
Personal/Trans. Exp 2,700 2,700
Books and Supplies 1,300 1,300
Indirect Expenses $15,010 $15,010

Total Cost of Attendance (Indirect Expenses + Direct Costs)

  • Maryland Residents - $22,246
  • Out-of-State - $27,046



The figures below are ESTIMATED 2015-2016 costs per year for fulltime (9 credits per semester) Graduate students in the GIS Management program.

Estimated 2015-2016 costs per year Graduate students in the GIS Management program.
Expenditure Maryland Residents Out-of-State
Tuition 9,900 9,900
Fees 1,404 1,404
Direct Costs $11,304 $11,304
Room 6,360 6,360
Board 4,650 4,650
Personal/Trans. Exp 2,700 2,700
Books and Supplies 1,300 1,300
Indirect Expenses $15,010 $15,010

Total Cost of Attendance (Indirect Expenses + Direct Costs)

  • Maryland Residents - $26,314
  • Out-of-State - $26,314



The figures below are ESTIMATED 2015-2016 costs per year for fulltime (9 credits per semester) Graduate students in the MBA Online program.

Estimated 2015-2016 costs per year for Graduate students in the MBA Online program.
Expenditure Maryland Residents Out-of-State
Tuition 12,906 12,906
Fees 1,404 1,404
Direct Costs $13,500 $13,500
Room 6,360 6,360
Board 4,650 4,650
Personal/Trans. Exp 2,700 2,700
Books and Supplies 1,300 1,300
Indirect Expenses $15,010 $15,010

Total Cost of Attendance (Indirect Expenses + Direct Costs)

  • Maryland Residents - $28,510
  • Out-of-State - $28,510

The figures below are ESTIMATED 2015-2016 costs per year for fulltime (9 credits per semester) Graduate students in the MSW Online program.

Estimated 2015-2016 costs per year for Graduate students in the MSW Online program.
Expenditure Maryland Residents Out-of-State
Tuition 11,646 11,646
Fees 1,404 1,404
Direct Costs $13,050 $13,050
Room 6,360 6,360
Board 4,650 4,650
Personal/Trans. Exp 2,700 2,700
Books and Supplies 1,300 1,300
Indirect Expenses $15,010 $15,010

Total Cost of Attendance (Indirect Expenses + Direct Costs)

  • Maryland Residents - $28,060
  • Out-of-State - $28,060

Financial aid for graduate students is packaged under the assumption that a student is attending full-time (9 credits per semester). A student who is attending less than 9 credits per semester will have a lower cost of attendance and will be eligible for less financial aid than a full-time student. Conversely, a student who is attending more than 9 credits per semester will have a higher cost of attendance and may be eligible for additional financial aid. An audit of enrollment and financial aid will be performed each semester at the end of the drop/add period to insure the amount of aid received coincides with the number of credits enrolled in for the semester. If you already know your attendance will be different than 9 credits per semester, please complete the Course Load Change form and return it to the financial aid office. We will adjust your aid offer to your intended enrollment status.

- Top -

Need help or have questions about this page? Please visit our Ask a Question or Report a Problem page.
Salisbury University 1101 Camden Avenue Salisbury, MD 21801 410-543-6000

/admissions/finaid/costs/graduate_1516.html