Dual Credit

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $95.00 per credit hour

That’s less than half of tuition for the on-campus university equivalent.

  • In most cases, textbooks are supplied for student use, approximately $100.00 or more in savings!
  • First time students are charged a one-time $15.00 registration fee.
  • Tuition may be divided into installment payments. For dual credit classes that are not offered in the high school, please refer to the business office website for payment information.
Cost Comparison: 5 Credit Hour Chemistry Course
Missouri Western Dual Credit Missouri Western On Campus Tuition Average of State Universities**
Tuition and fees for 5 credits  $475.00 Tuition and fees for 5 credits  $1,082.98 Tuition and fees for 5 credits $1,279.81
Textbook   $0 Textbook   $283.00 Textbook $283.00
Supplement materials   $10 Supplement materials   $127.50 Supplement materials $127.50
Total*  $485.00 Total* $1,493.48 Total* $1,690.31

*Plus one time registration fee ($15.00 at Missouri Western)
** Based on FY15 MDHE data, with full-time fees prorated to a 5 credit hour course; assumes same text and materials fees as Missouri Western.

In comparison to the average cost of taking 14 credit hours of coursework at a Missouri state university, a student taking 14 hours of dual credit coursework would save around $2,800.00 – plus any cost for room and board for a semester (~$3,500.00+, yielding a total savings of ~$6,300.00+).