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Board approves tuition, room and board for 2018-2019

26 April 2018, Comments: Comments Off on Board approves tuition, room and board for 2018-2019

The Board of Governors at Missouri Western State University approved tuition and room and board rates for the 2018-2019 school year.

For undergraduate, in-state students, tuition will rise 1 percent, from $204.14 per credit hour to $206.37. The increase is below the 2.4 percent allowed by state statute. Missouri’s public universities have agreed with state lawmakers to limit tuition increases to 1 percent if higher education funding is steady this year. If Missouri Western faces a significant cut in the state appropriation, the Board approved increasing in-state undergraduate tuition by up to $4.90 per credit hour, to $209.04.

The board voted to keep online undergraduate tuition the same. All other rates, including graduate tuition, out-of-state undergraduate tuition, and tuition at locations other than the St. Joseph campus, will rise from 1.1 percent to 2.7 percent.

Room rates will increase between 1 and 3 percent, or $23 to $98 per semester, depending on the hall chosen. The board rates will change based on the flex dollars available for students to use in retail locations across campus, with costs ranging from $900 to $2,144.

For an in-state undergraduate student taking 15 credit hours and living in Scanlon Hall with an all-access meal plan, the semester cost will increase about $156 per semester, or 2 percent.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit

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