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Cost and 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 Global Griffon Guarantee Scholarship to recruit the best and brightest students from around the world.

The Global Griffon Guarantee Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that renews and grows each year! It is available for new international undergraduate students.

The Global Griffon Guarantee Scholarship is different from other scholarships. It starts with an initial award ranging from $500 to $4,000 that automatically renews and grows each year as long as you remain enrolled full-time, meet the hours completed requirement and are in good academic standing (2.0 GPA). That could mean up to $20,500 toward your education!

How it works: Awards are decided on the basis of your GPA as calculated by our international admissions team. Because Missouri Western recognizes that U.S. standardized testing is not equally available in all parts of the world, there is no SAT or ACT required for the Global Griffon Guarantee Scholarship (or admission).

After receiving your initial award, you would receive a $1,000 per year increase at the completion of 30 credits (usually 1 year). You would receive an additional $500 increase at 60 and a final $500 increase at 90 credits. And the best part is that you are not at risk of losing your scholarship as long as you maintain a 2.0 GPA at Missouri Western State University.

There is no extra application for the GGGS. All awards will be made with your acceptance letter.

Global Griffon Guarantee Scholarship Chart

Application Deadline: March 15
Application Procedures: Apply Here
Missouri Western State University believes that talented students from around the world deserve access to higher education. In that spirit, MWSU is proud to offer the International Griffon Scholar Award to one (1) outstanding international student. The IGSA is a competitive full tuition, room & board, insurance and fees scholarship for a student with significant financial need.

Applicants for the IGSA will be considered without the usual $50 application fee. To apply for the International Griffon Scholars Award, you must have a minimum of equivalent 3.8 GPA and:

  • Complete a regular admissions application to MWSU
    1. Submit your complete official high school academic credentials
    2. Provide proof of language proficiency
  • Complete the IGSA application
    1. Provide resume and letters of reference
    2. Submit any supplemental documents the applicant feels would be useful to the Scholarship Committee

GPAs below 3.8 will not be considered for the IGSA. No SAT or ACT scores are required.

The selected student is expected to contribute at least $2,000 to cover airfare, personal clothing, transportation, etc.

All applications must be complete with required documents by March 15 of the year of intended entry (or the following Monday if the 15th is on a weekend).

Please note, if a student is not chosen for the IGSA and chooses to attend MWSU, he/she will be required to pay the application fee at that time.

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


  1. Go to
  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.

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

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 2019-2020 academic year. Please note these costs are subject to change by University official action.

 Description Undergrad/Bachelor
(12 credits)
(9 credits)
Tuition & Fees* $13,400 $13,700
Room & Meals** $9,300 $11,000
Textbooks & Personal Expenses $2,200 $2,200
Health Insurance $1,200 $1,200
Orientation Fee
(one time)
$80 $80
TOTAL (per academic year): $26,180 $28,180

*These costs are for the 2019-20 academic year based on two semesters (9 months).
**Costs based on Scanlon Hall (bachelor’s) or Vartabedian Hall (master’s) and the All Access Meal Plan (21 meals each week). Additional costs not included: airfare, travel, bedding, social events, clothes, summer term tuition and/or living expenses, etc.

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Housing Costs & Meal Plan Options ›

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