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University Cost Comparison

Having trouble figuring out the true cost of your education? Do you have questions regarding financial aid and scholarships? We are here to assist. When comparing different university options, be sure to ask the right questions. Review the following links to get a clear picture of what you will actually be paying for your education. Then review our cost comparison chart of institutions across the state. 

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QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN COMPARING COSTS

Q: What program fees are associated with my classes?
At Missouri Western, there are different fees associated with different programs. Click here for all program fees

Q: Are there any additional fees I should know about? If so, how much do these fees cost?
The fee for computer intensive courses is $45 per course. There are also additional instructional fees associated with a couple of “hands on” classes. Click here for all instructional fees

Q: Which residence hall do freshmen typically live in and how much does it cost to live there?
Freshmen typically live in Scanlon Hall. The price per semester varies depending on which meal plan you choose. The most affordable option is $3,795 per semester. Click here for housing options and fees

Q: How much does it cost for a parking permit?
At Missouri Western, there’s no extra charge for a parking permit, but at some universities, it can cost more than $100 per semester.

Q: If I receive a scholarship my freshman year, is it renewable for the next three years?
Missouri Western scholarships are renewable for the next three years unless specifically stated that they are a one-time scholarship, such as the Alumni Legacy scholarship.

Q: Will the amount of my renewable University scholarship remain the same, or will it decrease each year?
Renewable automatic Missouri Western scholarships will retain their value throughout the lifetime of the scholarship.


DETERMINE THE TRUE COST OF YOUR EDUCATION

By adding together tuition, fees and room and board and then subtracting your grant and scholarship amounts from the total, you will get an accurate estimate of what your education will actually cost.

TUITION + FEES + ROOM AND BOARD – GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, ETC. = TOTAL COST TO YOU
Some universities might offer you more scholarship money than others, but their tuition could be higher so it’s always a good idea to make an ‘apples to apples’ comparison before making a final decision on where you intend to go.

 Budget Worksheet


COMPARE OUR RATES TO OTHER UNIVERSITIES 
University Name Tuition & Mandatory Fees*
Harris-Stowe State University $5,820.00
Missouri Southern State University $5,876.90
Missouri Western State University $6,652.10
Southeast Missouri State University $6,990.00
Lincoln University $7,042.18
Missouri State University $7,060.00
University of Central Missouri $7,321.50
Truman State University $7,456.00
Northwest Missouri State University $9,178.80
University of MO – Columbia $9,518.22
University of MO – Kansas City $9,562.96
Missouri University of Science & Technology $9,629.36
University of MO – St. Louis $10,065.00
*These figures were compiled by the Missouri Department of Higher Education for all Missouri public four-year institutions and reflect tuition and fees for Fall 2016.