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A Best Value – and for More than Just Cost

U.S. News & World Report has consistently recognized Stevenson as a “Best Value School” – and for good reason.

College-bound students and families often look a large, public universities as the affordable choice, but this isn’t always true. Stevenson’s price is competitive with most large public universities, and 99% of our students receive scholarships and/or financial aid. So, you don’t have to compromise.

The published cost of a Stevenson education (tuition, fees, room, and board) is $55,896, but our generous financial aid packages, including merit scholarships and need-based aid, make the cost and value of a personalized college education affordable and accessible to you.

Affordability isn’t our only advantage. Our mentoring, supportive campus community, career focus, and exceptional experiences in and out of the classroom are all part of the “Best Value” that we bring to your education.

Our average annual cost after financial aid*

$25,429

makes us competitive with most large public universities.

*Cost is based on average financial aid package for first year students for 2023-24
(Includes institutional, federal, and state scholarships and grants)

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Learn about Stevenson’s many scholarship and financial aid opportunities and get started on your today to ensure your timely access to scholarships and aid that will cut the cost of your education.

Full-Time Residential Students

SemesterAnnual
Tuition$18,867$37,734
Fees: General Services, Student Activities, Technology$1,383$2,766
Accident Insurance$60$60
Room – SU Suite (Double)$4,758$9,516
Meal Plan A Traditional$2,910$5,820

*Average Financial Aid does not include Direct, PLUS, or alternative loans

Students interested in taking 18 or more credits will need permission from the Academic Dean.
Cost of tuition will be $475 per credit (over 18 credits).

View tuition and fees for and the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program.

Commuter Students

SemesterAnnual
Tuition$18,867$37,734
Fees: General Services, Student Activities, Technology$1,383$2,766
Accident Insurance$60$60

*Average Financial Aid does not include Direct, PLUS, or alternative loans

Students interested in taking 18 or more credits will need permission from the Academic Dean.
Cost of tuition will be $475 per credit (over 18 credits).

View tuition and fees for and the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program.

Part-Time Students

Tuition (per credit, Fall and Spring semester, 11 or less credits per semester)$943
Registration Fee (per semester)$80
Tuition – Summer 2024 (per credit – no fee)$460

Housing

SemesterAnnual
First Year Suite Complex (Buildings: 105 Herring Run, 106 Susquehanna Hall, 107 Wakefield) 
SU Suite – Double Room$4,758$9,516
SU Suite – Single Room Large**$5,596$11,192
SU Suite – Single Room Small**$5,491$10,982
Upper-Class Buildings 
Apartments (Apartment Buildings: 108 Long Green, 110 Greenspring, 112 Dulaney, 114 Belfast, 116 Shawn, 118 Worthington Hall, 120 Cromwell)$5,660$11,320
SU Suite – Double Room (Buildings: 102 Western Run, 104 Patapsco)$4,758$9,516
SU Suite – Single Room Large**$5,596$11,192
SU Suite – Single Room Small**$5,491$10,982
Wooded Way Suite – Double$5,008$10,016
Wooded Way Singles**$5,845$11,690
Security Deposit (charged in one term, end-of-year credit, without damage to facilities)$150$150

** Subject to availability. For more information regarding housing please visit Living on Campus

A Unlimited

$3,062 per semester / $6,124 annual

  • Unlimited meals at Rockland Marketplace
  • 10 Meals per week (Meal Exchanges) at any other on campus retail outlet
  • $100 Flex ($50 on campus only, $50 off/on campus)
  • 10 Guest Meals
  • Meal Exchanges reset on Sundays

A Traditional

$2,910 per semester / $5,820 annual

  • 14 Meals per week
  • Includes Rockland Marketplace and any other on campus retail outlet
  • $300 Flex ($225 on campus only, $75 off/on campus)
  • 10 Guest Meals
  • Meal swipes and Meal Exchanges reset on Sundays

Block Plans

Meal PlanNumber of Meals
(per semester)
Meals per Week
(rounded based on 16-week semester)
Flex Dollars
(per semester)
Cost
(per semester)
Cost
(per year)
A22514$75$2,900$5,800
B17511$125$2,760$5,520
C1358$200$2,817$5,634
D855$250$1,856$3,712
E603$175$1,306$2,612


Rechargeable Meal Plans

Rechargeable meal plans are available to students as a supplement to the assigned plan. If a student exhausts all of their meals, additional blocks of 10, 25, or 50 meals can be purchased at a discounted cost.

2023-2024 Pricing2024-2025 Pricing
10 meal block – $77 10 meal block – $79
25 meal block – $17225 meal block – $176
50 meal block – $31450 meal block – $321

To learn more about these new dining options and download the Everyday App, please visit our Meal Plans website.

Additional Information

Flex Dollars

Ƶ and Sodexo have collaborated to incorporate a new feature to Dining Services that adds excitement and value to the meal plan. All Flex Dollars allocated for each meal plan can now be used off campus at local participating businesses. For an updated list of participants, as well as guidelines for the new program, please visit the . If you have any questions, please contact Dining Services at 443-352-4010 or Auxiliary Services at 443-334-2240.

Students Living in Apartments

All students residing in the apartments are required to participate in either the either the A Unlimited, A Traditional or Block plans A or B during their first and second semesters at the University. Students in their third and fourth full-time semesters at SU can choose either the either the A Unlimited, A Traditional or Block plans A, B, or C. After the fourth full-time semester, participation in a meal plan is optional for students living in the apartments. All plans include 10 guest meals so students can treat visitors to several meals per semester. Guest meals can also be used by the student for themselves. Flex dollars can be used to purchase meals for family and friends if all guest meals are used. If a student uses all of their meals and would like more, block meal plans can be recharged by purchasing additional blocks of 10, 25 or 50 meals.

Students Living in Suites and Wooded Way

All students living in the suites and Wooded Way must participate in the A block plan during their first through fourth semesters at SU. After the fourth full-time semester, students can choose either the A Unlimited, A Traditional or Block plans A or B. All plans include 10 guest meals so students can treat visitors to several meals per semester. Guest meals can also be used by the student for themselves. Flex dollars can be used to purchase meals for family and friends if all guest meals are used. If a student uses all of their meals and would like more, block meal plans can be recharged by purchasing additional blocks of 10, 25 or 50 meals.

Transfer Students

All transfer students are required to participate in a meal plan during their first and second semester at the University. Students living in the apartments must choose either the A Unlimited, A Traditional or Block plans A or B. Students living in the suites must purchase one of the A Meal Plans.

Beginning with their third semester at the University, transfer students who joined the college as a junior (defined as 60 credits at the time of transfer) and live in an apartment will not be required to purchase a meal plan.

Beginning with their third semester at the University, transfer students who joined the college as a junior (defined as 60 credits at the time of transfer) and live in a suite must purchase a meal plan and may choose from the either the A Unlimited, A Traditional or Block plans A or B.

Commuter Students

Students who do not live on campus can choose to participate in any of the University’s meal plans by contacting the Student Accounts Office. If a student uses all of their meals and would like more, block meal plans can be recharged by purchasing additional blocks of 10, 25 or 50 meals.

Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA), sometimes referred to as the student budget, is an estimate of what it will cost to attend Ƶ for one year.  It’s intended to help the applicant budget, but it’s also used by the financial aid office to determine eligibility for aid.

The COA includes tuition and estimates for living expenses (housing and food); books, course materials, supplies, and equipment; transportation; personal expenses, average student federal loan fees for students attending school at least half time, and academic programs that require licensure, certification, or a first professional credential, and have costs associated with obtaining such qualification.

The COA is not a bill and actual expenses will vary by student. Students who incur costs for eligible study abroad programs, disability-related expenses, dependent care or cooperative education costs, may request a cost of attendance adjustment by contacting the Office of Financial Aid. 

What’s included in my COA?

Your cost of attendance is made up of two different types of costs: direct and indirect.

Direct costs are items that will appear on your University bill, such as tuition, fees, and housing (if you live on campus), food plans and Inclusive Access (IA) course materials.  

Tuition and Fees: The figures reflect the cost of tuition and fees for a student taking 12-18 credits during each of the fall and spring semesters of the respective academic year (which is considered full-time).  Additional tuition and fees may be incurred for 19 or more credits a semester, Winterim course fee or Nursing course related fees.

For students who live “on-campus”, the housing and food allowances are based on the average cost for on-campus housing and Meal Plan A Unlimited. Actual costs will be determined by room and meal plan selection.

Indirect costs will not appear on your bill, but are allowances associated with going to college and should be included in your budget.

Living expenses:  For students who “off-campus not with parents”, the housing and food allowances are based on the average cost for on-campus housing and Meal Plan A Unlimited. If you commute from your parents’ home, you will receive the “Living with Parent” housing and food allowance.

Books and supplies: This is an estimate of the cost of books and supplies for a typical student for the entire academic year. You may be billed directly for Inclusive Access (IA) course materials associated with specific courses.  The supply cost assumes that students do not have a computer, and allows for a student to purchase a personal computer.

Transportation:  An allowance which may include transportation between campus, residences, and place of work.

Miscellaneous personal expenses:  An estimate of costs for clothing, haircuts, entertainment, etc. for the year, assuming the student is attending the institution on at least a half-time basis.  Money spent on these types of items will vary from student to student.

Average Federal student loan fees: There is an origination fee of 1.057% for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized student loans, which is taken out of the loan before funds are sent to Ƶ. Some of our parents opt to take advantage of the Parent PLUS loan. The fee amount varies with the amount borrowed from the federal government.

Professional licensure, certification, or a first professional credential:  An allowance for the costs associated with obtaining a license, certification, or a first professional credential, for a student in a program that prepares them to enter a profession that requires such a qualification.

2024-2025 Full Time Undergraduates (12-18 credits)

On/Off-CampusLiving with Parent
Tuition$37,734$37,734
Fees$2,826$2,826
Living expenses: housing and food Allowance$16,214$3,000
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment$1,150$1,150
Miscellaneous personal expenses$1,250$1,250
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Average federal student loan fees$70$70
Professional licensure, certification, or a first professional credential
Total Cost of Attendance Before Aid$60,544$47,330

2024-2025 Part Time Undergraduates

If you enroll part-time, we must reduce your budget to match the 3/4 time (9-11 credits) or
half-time (6-8 credits) tuition/fee budgets below:

Enrollment Level
9 Credits Tuition$8,487
6 Credits Tuition$5,818