Early College Academy tuition is $95 per credit hour. Textbooks and materials* are provided at no cost. A student taking 15 credit hours of ECA coursework would save around $3,800 in comparison to a first semester college student taking 15 credit hours and living at home, or $8,000 in comparison to a first semester student living in a residence hall.

*Some courses have an additional fee for access codes for digital materials provided by the textbook publisher.

Cost Comparison: 5 Credit Hour Chemistry Course
Missouri Western Dual Enrollment/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  $1,796.00 Tuition and fees for 5 credits $2,742.60
Textbook and supplemental materials   $0 Textbook and supplemental materials   $98.40 Textbook and supplemental materials $98.40
Total*  $475.00 Total* $1,894.00 Total* $2,841.00

*Plus one time registration fee ($15.00 at Missouri Western)
** Based on 2019 MDHE data.

A typical three-credit-hour ECA course costs $285 (3 credits at $95/credit hour).