MSU Announces Tuition, Fees for 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Students at Springfield's Missouri State University can expect to pay more for tuition and fees next year.

Wednesday, the university announced tuition for in-state, undergraduate students will go up by $2 per credit hour on the Springfield campus and $1 per credit hour on the West Plains campus.  MSU officials note that is less than a 1% increase and remains below the national average.

  • Undergraduate resident tuition for 2018-19 will increase from $210 to $212 per credit hour.
  • Graduate students from Missouri will see an increase of $11 per credit hour
  • Undergraduate tuition for out-of-state students will increase $19 per credit hour
  • Graduate student tuition for out-of-state students will increase $22 per credit hour
  • Student services fees will increase $5 per semester for students enrolled in seven or more credit hours. 

According to a news release accompanying the tuition changes, the university set the fees as part of an agreement reached with legislative leaders to restore funding cuts proposed by Governor Eric Greitens.  

"As we moved through this budgeting process, we put students first," President Clif Smart said in a statement. "We want to be good stewards of the resources we have. And we remain committed to offering high-quality, affordable education." 

The combined room and board increase will not exceed 2.02 percent, while housing rates for Hammons, Hutchens and Scholars will be frozen. 


(edited news release)

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