Cost and Financial Aid

FSU’s annual tuition rate is highly affordable, with students in this program paying only the technology fee ($16 per credit hour in fall 2022) and individual course fees, where applicable. Financial assistance is available, with about 74% of our undergraduates receiving some form of financial assistance each year. Frostburg assists undergraduate students with college expenses through scholarships, grants, loans and campus employment, depending on individual financial need, GPA, and test scores. Entering students are automatically screened for merit and need-based scholarships, so applying early for admission is recommended for priority scholarship consideration.

Graduates of Maryland community colleges or Potomac State College of West Virginia with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts in Teaching degree may qualify for Frostburg's Associate Degree Scholarship. Certain Associate of Applied Science degrees may also qualify. Students must be enrolled full-time with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. The award is worth $3,000 per academic year to be applied toward total cost of education for up to four semesters provided the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and completes at least 24 credits per academic year.

Students should apply for applicable scholarships and grants and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15 of every year to help cover the remaining educational costs. FSU institutional and departmental scholarships, and students should apply online by March 1 each year.