International Center

Resources for parents

The University offers many support services, included but not limited to the following:

Business office, or Bursar – The office that collects tuition/fees payments, and set payment schedules and deadline.  Also, the office provides information on “How-do-I . . .” including giving parents access to student financial account to verify each semester’s cost of tuition/fees.  Student may complete and submit the Federal Buckley Amendment release form

Counseling Support Service – Trained professional counselors are available to guide students through stressful academic and cultural adjustments.  It is student’s responsibility to visit the office, seek assistance, and take active participation in the learning process.  

Counseling Academic – Advisors in the office provides academic counseling, and guides student in selecting required classes or courses during year 1 or 2 of the Undergraduate/Bachelor degree program.  Senior students, or students in year 3 or 4 may receive academic advising from major academic department or professor.  

Housing and residence life – The office that process housing application request, and collects $100 residence hall deposit.  Residence halls have a residence Director each with a number of Residence Assistants (RA), and are responsible for the well-being, safety and comfort of students living on-campus.  

International Student Services – Among others, the full time staffs guide and encourage international students to maintain good standing status with immigration regulation, and in academics.  Furthermore, the office provides students with leadership and growth opportunities through meaningful and purposeful events or programming on campus.  The International Center office is happy to issue a letter of invitation for parents to attend the Graduation Ceremony when the student has completed the degree program.

Registrar – Among others, the office retains and maintains student’s academic records, protects student’s right to privacy, and is the depository of student-related policies and procedures, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) student right to privacy.

Title IX (called “title nine”) – Missouri Western State University is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex.


Last edited on February 23, 2016