Admissions

International Scholarships & Tuition

Missouri Western State University wants to make the possibility of higher education a reality by offering affordable tuition and over 230 scholarships. Select from the options below to explore our tuition and scholarships:

Tuition IB Certificate Scholarships
IB Diploma Scholarships Competitive Scholarships
Excellence Scholarships Automatic Scholarships
TUITION PER YEAR

Proof of financial support is required to receive I-20 document. Below you will find the estimated costs for two semesters (9 months) for the 2017-2018 semester. Please note these costs are subject to change by University official action.

Undergrad/Bachelor
(14 credits)
Graduate/Master’s
(9 credit)
Tuition & Fees* $12,900 $11,800
Room & Board** $8,200 $10,400
Textbooks & Personal Expenses $1,600 $1,600
Health Insurance $1,000 $1,000
Orientation Fee
(one time)
$80 $80
TOTAL
(per academic year):
$23,780 $24,880

*These costs are for the 2017-18 academic year based on two semesters (9 months).
**Costs based on Scanlon Hall (Bachelor’s) or Griffon Hall (Master’s) and 21 meal plan each week. Additional costs not included: airfare, travel, bedding, social events, clothes, summer term tuition and/or living expenses, etc.

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IB CERTIFICATE SCHOLARSHIPS
International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate Scholarships are awarded to first-time freshmen who have successfully completed two IB certificates. The scholarship is worth an amount up to $2,600 per year. The student must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA for renewal. This scholarship may not be combined with other Gold Level Scholarships.

Application Deadline: Must be admitted to the University prior to July 1st
Application Procedures: Awarded Automatically to Qualified Students

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IB DIPLOMA SCHOLARSHIPS
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Scholarships are awarded to first-time freshmen who have successfully completed the IB Diploma. The scholarship is worth an amount up to $3,600 per year. The student must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA for renewal. This scholarship may not be combined with other Gold Level Scholarships.

Application Deadline: Must be admitted to the University prior to July 1st
Application Procedures: Awarded Automatically to Qualified Students

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COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS
To be eligible for competitive scholarships, you will need to complete the scholarship application within your Goldlink account. Deadline: February 1 

HOW TO APPLY FOR COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS:
  1. Go to missouriwestern.edu/finaid.
  2. Select Scholarships and Grants from the menu.
  3. Select Apply Now.
  4. Once in the system, select Create an Account.
  5. Once your account is created, log in and complete your application.
  6. Complete the FAFSA (if you haven't already done so) - fafsa.gov
 

View a complete list of competitive scholarships: Scholarships and Grants page.

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INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Missouri Western is committed to the pursuit of excellence and attracting the most promising international students to our classrooms. That is why we have established the International Excellence Scholarship to recruit the best and brightest students from around the world.

ABOUT THE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS:
  • The award(s) is automatically applied towards student’s cost of tuition when enrolled at Missouri Western State University’s St. Joseph campus.
  • The Global Griffon Award may not be combined with other Missouri Western awards, such as the Golden Griffon, President’s, Governors’, Deans’ or the IB program. If a student meets multiple scholarship award criteria, he/she may qualify for one highest award category.
  • Students must maintain full-time, continuous enrollment at Missouri Western, and pay non-resident tuition. Students will receive an extensive session/seminar on how to maintain or keep the award for their entire degree.
  • A student is no longer eligible for the International Excellence Scholarship if he/she receives scholarships from a foreign government-sponsored student program or from a Missouri Western athletic scholarship.
  • The International Excellence awards are automatic with general application to the University. All awards are contingent upon the availability of funds. When the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of scholarships to be awarded, recipients will be selected on a competitive basis at the discretion of the University.
To see if you qualify for our Excellence Scholarships, review the chart below.
Bachelor/Undergraduate
Amount Renewable
(up to 4 yrs.)
TOEFL IELTS Admit GPA Renewable GPA
Global Achievement $500 no 72 5.5 admit one time
Global Griffon $2,000 yes 72 5.5 2.75 2.75
Master/Graduate
Amount Renewable
(up to 4 yrs.)
TOEFL IELTS Admit GPA Renewable GPA
Global Achievement $500 no 79 6.0 full admit* one time
Global Griffon $2,000 yes 79 6.0 3.0 3.25
 
*Master/graduate students must receive direct/full admission into the program.
 Please note: Students must meet one of the testing options (TOEFL or IELTS) not all three.

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AUTOMATIC SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are available to all Missouri Western students that international students may also qualify for. They are awarded automatically based on your previous academic record and do not require a separate application. If you improve your ACT/SAT or GPA, you will be automatically upgraded to a higher level scholarship if funds are still available. Freshmen will be notified if they qualify for an automatic scholarship on the I-20 form.
Deadline: Must be admitted by July 1

To see if you qualify for our automatic scholarships, review the charts below.
* Higher amount covers cost of on-campus housing; not stackable with President’s scholarship
† Stackable with all scholarships
‡ Students can only receive one of the following scholarships: President’s, Governors’, Deans’
Please note: Students must be admitted by July 1 to be considered for scholarships.

  Please note: Students must have fewer than 100 earned credit hours to be eligible for a transfer scholarship.

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