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Bowie State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,284 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,321 tuition
$10,904 on campus room & board
$2,500 books and supplies
$2,559 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$31,820 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$15,857 tuition
$10,904 on campus room & board
$2,500 books and supplies
$2,559 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,370 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
91% of students receive aid
56% get federal aid ($5,009 avg)
32% get state aid ($3,966 avg)
49% get institn'l aid ($4,370 avg)
69% get loans ($6,327 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.17% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.64% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,417 74%
Federal Grant Aid $5,009 56%
Pell Grants $4,861 56%
Other Federal Grants $1,499 6%
Institution Grant Aid $4,370 49%
State Grant Aid $3,966 32%
Student Loans $6,327 69%
Federal Loans $6,102 72%
Other Loans $11,857 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$750 - $1,300 Y Y R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: within 2 week(s) of notification
Financial Aid Contact Info
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715-9465
(301) 860-4000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $234
Out of State $667


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Jordyn from Silver Spring, MD
  • I am a past student here

    Aside from Dorm Life, Bowie State is DEFINITELY a bang for your buck. Even living on campus out of state, you're paying less than $15,000. That's AMAZING. The campus is small, but big enough to make you feel like you're still in college and the actual campus is small enough to get around everywhere on foot.

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  • Bryante'
  • I am a current student here

    Bowie State is a reasonable priced institution. The campus is small but the sense of family is big, the education is not horrible, and the parties are something that you do not want to miss. Its an inexpensive university that is better than going to a community college.

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  • 3
  • Raja from New Orleans, LA
  • I am a past student here

    It is a cheap school compared to other schools, and the teachers know their course material. I would say it was worth the money, but it is fairly unorganized, the school as a whole.

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  • 2
  • Junior at BSU
  • I am a current student here

    Bowie State is host to many different cultures and eccentricities. All of which are received with equal acceptance and kinship. Being a historically black college the demographic favors black students but the university and its staff are inviting to all.

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  • 5
  • Cassandra from Damascus, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Bowie State University is a really affordable school. Most of the students are commuters, so that cuts down the cost of living in the dorms or apartments on campus. BSU also has good meal plans and a career center that will help you look for scholarships and grants (the financial aid office helps as well). Tuition costs are low compared to schools in the area.

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