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Tuition & Fees

Focus on Net Price, Not Sticker Price

Understanding Sticker Price VS. Net Price VS. Value. Sticker Price (A college's published price - tuition and fees, room and board, etc.) MINUS Scholarships and Grants (Merit or need-based aid money that you don't have to pay back) EQUALS Net Price (What you actually pay - typically with loans, savings and income). Value EQUALS Educational and lifetime advantages each college offers you as compared to the net price you pay.

What Is a Net Price Calculator?

SU's Freshmen Net Price Calculator and Transfer Net Price Calculator are free online tools that give you a personalized estimate of net price.

How Does SU's Net Price Calculator Work?

SU’s net price calculator asks you questions about your family’s finances and may also ask you questions about your GPA, test scores, activities and other things that may qualify you for financial aid. It uses your answers to figure out how much money in grants and scholarships may award to you. Keep in mind this is only an estimate and not inclusive of any other institutional or academic department scholarships available at SU and does not take into account other types of gift aid you may be receiving from the state or other organizations.

Undergraduate 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). We encourage all prospective students and their families to evaluate SU's net price. The net price reflects the actual out-of-pocket expense to attend SU after removing grants, scholarships, and other educational benefits from the "sticker" price. Click here to utilize SU's Freshmen Net Price Calculator or Transfer Net Price Calculator to take the next step.

The figures below are ESTIMATED 2021-2022 costs per year for fulltime (12 credits per semester), on-campus, undergraduate students. For more information on tuition and fees per credit hours.

Fee Type Maryland Residents Out-of-State Residents
Tuition and Fees $10,188 $20,458
Room* $7,300 $7,300
Board** $5,000 $5,000
Direct Costs $22,488 $32,758

*Based on Double Occupancy
**Based on the “All Access” meal plan

Fee Type Maryland Residents Out-of-State Residents
Personal/Trans. Exp $2,700 $2,700
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,300
Loan Fee Allowance $290 $290
Indirect Costs $4,290 $4,290


Total Cost of Attendance
Maryland Residents $26,778
Out-of-State Residents $37,048

Keep in mind that financial aid for undergraduate students is packaged under the assumption that a student is attending full-time (12 or more credits per semester). A student who is attending less than 12 credits per semester will have a lower cost of attendance and will be eligible for less financial aid than a full-time student. Please complete the Course Load Change form and return it to the financial aid office if you plan on enrolling less than full-time as that will impact your costs and potentially your aid.

Graduate Cost of Attendance (Fall/Spring)

As with undergraduate cost of attendance, there are two types of costs for graduate candidates considered in the financial aid process: direct costs and indirect expenses. Together these costs represent the official cost of attendance (student budget). Graduate costs vary depending on the program of study. Please refer to the current tuition and fees schedule (PDF) for a breakdown of 2021-2022 costs.