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 2018-2019 semester. Please note these costs are subject to change by University official action.

 Description Undergrad/Bachelor
(15 credits)
Graduate/Master’s
(9 credits)
Tuition & Fees* $13,500 $11,520
Room & Board** $8,400 $10,650
Textbooks & Personal Expenses $2,000 $2,000
Health Insurance $1,100 $1,100
Orientation Fee
(one time)
$80 $80
TOTAL (per academic year): $25,080 $25,350

*These costs are for the 2018-19 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.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Missouri Western State University 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. While the University offers a variety of academic merit-based scholarships, it does not offer need-based scholarships or financial assistance to international students. However, merit-based scholarships plus our affordable tuition make Missouri Western a great option for cost-conscious students and parents.

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

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

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.

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.

INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Bachelor/Undergraduate:

Scholarship 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:

Scholarship Amount Renewable
(up to 4 yrs.)
TOEFL IELTS Admit GPA Renewable GPA
Global Achievement $500 no 79 6.0 admit one time
Global Griffon $2,000 yes 79 6.0 3.00 3.00

**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 both.

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.

FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Competitive:

Scholarship ACT/SAT GPA Renewable GPA Annual Per Year
Golden Griffon* 27/1260 3.50 3.50 $5,000 or $10,322
Alumni Legacy† n/a 3.00 n/a $500

Automatic‡

Scholarship ACT/SAT GPA Renewable GPA Annual Per Year
President’s 26/1230 3.50 3.25 $3,600
Governors’ 23/1130 3.30 3.00 $2,600
Deans’ 20/1030 3.00 3.00 $1,000

* 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.

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship HOURS GPA Renewable GPA Max. Amount Per Year Automatic/Competitive
Griffon Scholar 42 3.50 3.50 $5,000 Competitive
President’s 24 3.50 3.50 $2,500 Automatic
Governors’ 24 3.30 3.30 $1,500 Automatic
Deans’ 24 3.00 3.00 $1,000 Automatic

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