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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Office of Financial Aid
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Get a degree without the debt! We’ve put together a summary of tuition, fees and other costs at FSU so you can see for yourself.

Undergraduate tuition is based on full-time enrollment for an academic year. Costs for room and board below are for a double room in a traditional residence hall and the Silver 19 meal plan, but there are other options available. Your cost may be higher or lower based on your meal plan choice and living arrangement. 

For the most up-to-date information on payment plans, important dates, credit card/online payments and more, visit FSU’s University & Student Billing Office.

Expenses Summary 2019-2020*



Maryland Resident

Regional Resident**

Out-of-State Resident









Room & Board***








The above figures are costs per year, based on a 9-month academic year. Cost of tuition, fees, room and board are subject to change. Commuter bills will only reflect charges for tuition and fees. Please consult the current catalog or supplement concerning other charges and changes in fees.

*Tuition charges are generally determined in April prior to the fall semester.

**Residents of Pa., Va., W.Va. and Ohio living within 120 miles of Frostburg. See it on Google Maps.

*** Room and board estimate is based on the $5,274 double room rate and Silver 19 meal plan. Other options are available.

Additional Estimated Costs of Attendance













Books, transportation, and personal expenses are estimates only, and students should calculate these items based on their own circumstances. 

  • Fees

    Activities Fee: An activities fee of $175 per semester for full-time students or $25 for part-time students is collected to support student publications, the campus radio station, social activities, student government and a balanced program of cultural events.

    Athletic Fee: An athletic fee of $529 per semester for full-time students and a $60 per credit hour fee for part-time students is used to support the University’s program in intercollegiate and intramural athletics.

    Auxiliary Facilities Fee: An auxiliary facilities fee of $325 per semester for full-time students and $32 per credit hour for part-time students is assessed for construction expenses of the auxiliary facilities.

    Student Union Operating Fee: A Student Union operating fee of $195 per semester for full-time students and $24 per credit hour for part-time students is charged for operating expenses of the Lane University Center.

    Sustainability Fee: A fee of $15 per semester for full-time students and $2 per credit for part-time students is assessed to fund green initiative projects and programs on campus. Projects will be recommended by the President’s Advisory Council for Sustainability that includes faculty, staff and student representatives.

    Transportation Fee: A Transportation fee of $18 per semester for full-time students and $2 per credit hour for part-time students is charged, allowing students to ride Allegany Transit Authority buses by showing a student ID.

    Technology Fee:  A Technology fee of $98 per semester for full-time students and $15 per credit hour for part-time students is assessed to fund technology initiatives for student enhancement.

    2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

  • Other Fees and Expenses

    Late Payment Fee: A late payment fee of $30 is charged for payments received after the established payment deadline.

    Late Registration Fee: A late registration fee of $30 is charged for not registering as prescribed or if payment is received after the due date.

    Payment Plans are available through a partnership with CashNet. A 4-month plan is available for each semester with a $45/term enrollment fee.

    Check Reissue Fee: A $30 stop payment check fee is assessed for checks the Bursar’s Office needs to reissue.

    Career Services Credential Fee: A $20 fee allows the student to establish a credential file through the Career & Professional Development Center. This is a one-time optional fee.

    Duplicate Copies: A $3 fee is charged for each duplicate statement of fees (or other receipt) requested. A $20 fee is charged for each duplicate ID Card.

    Returned Payment Fee: A $30 fee is charged whenever a payment of any obligation is returned for any reason. Article 27, Section 142 of the Annotated Code of Maryland states that anyone who obtains money, etc., by bad check is subject to prosecution. All payments returned to the University by the bank as “unpaid” (this includes payments in dispute or uncollected funds) must be paid within seven days of the University’s notification to the student.

    Motor Vehicle Registration: A $40 annual motor vehicle registration fee is charged for students registering a vehicle at the main campus.

    Study Abroad Administrative Fee: A non-refundable administrative fee that covers all study abroad administrative costs of $150 (check with the CIE website for specific information on costs).

    Balance Due Fee: Students with a balance due after 10 business days will be charged an additional $100 late payment fee.

    2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

  • Special Coursework Charges

    The following special fees for course work are non-refundable at the end of the free drop-add period:

    Private Music Fee: Music students desiring private study of organ, piano, other instruments, or voice are charged $200 per credit hour.

    Additional Course Fees: Course fees and studio fees range from $10 - $300 for costs of the course.

    Special Instruction Fees: Fees of $10 - $300 for students enrolled in GEP science laboratory courses and courses utilizing the Academic Computing facility are collected to cover laboratory supplies, equipment, software. Fees are also charged to cover art supplies in certain studio courses, course materials or field trips.

    Student Teaching Internship Fee: A student teaching internship fee of $350 will be charged for each quarter or semester at the beginning of the semester during which student teaching is scheduled.

    2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

  • Tuition and Fees for Collaborative Engineering Programs

    Students enrolled in the electrical or mechanical engineering programs offered by FSU in collaboration with University of Maryland, College Park are subject to a different tuition and fee arrangement due to the unique nature of the program. During the freshman and sophomore years, students pay FSU tuition and fees. After completing 45 credits of designated course work, students will apply for formal acceptance into UMCP’s Clark School of Engineering and will be considered UMCP students for the remainder of the program. Students will then pay both UMCP tuition rates and FSU fees to the FSU University and Student Billing Office.