Tuition & Fees

Focus on Net Price, Not Sticker Price

Note: Figures shown are averages for four-year public colleges and their in-state, full-time students for 2015-2016 school year. Real amounts will vary.

Sticker Price (The college’s published tuition and fees): $9,410 MINUS Gift Aid & Tax Benefits (free money you don’t have to work for or pay back) plus education tax benefits: $5,430 EQUALS Net Price (The difference between the two – the real amount your family pays- typically with loans, savings and income)

What Is a Net Price Calculator?

SU's net price calculator is a free online tool that gives 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 Financial Aid Net Price Calculator to take the next step.

The figures below are ESTIMATED 2018-2019 costs per year for fulltime (12 credits per semester), on-campus, undergraduate students.

Fee Type Maryland Residents Out-of-State Residents
Tuition and Fees $9,824 $19,526
Room* $6,950 $6,950
Board** $5,000 $5,000
Direct Costs $21,774 $31,476

 

Fee Type Maryland Residents Out-of-State Residents
Personal/Trans. Exp $2,700 $2,700
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,300
Indirect Expenses $4,000 $4,000

 

Total Cost of Attendance
Maryland Residents $25,774
Out-of-State Residents $35,476

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).