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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,267 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,014 tuition
$7,475 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$778 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$21,613 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,360 tuition
$7,475 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$778 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,307 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
85% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,793 avg)
41% get state aid ($969 avg)
42% get institn'l aid ($4,307 avg)
69% get loans ($4,507 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.80% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.55% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,836 66%
Federal Grant Aid $4,793 34%
Pell Grants $4,049 34%
Other Federal Grants $895 28%
Institution Grant Aid $4,307 42%
State Grant Aid $969 41%
Student Loans $4,507 69%
Federal Loans $4,145 69%
Other Loans $7,364 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 31
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Missouri State University-Springfield offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
901 S National
Springfield, MO 65897
(417) 836-5517
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $200
Out of State $412


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Mason from Springfield, MO
  • Apr-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Missouri State University is very much worth the price you pay. For the low expense, you get a tremendous experience and education. You can create lifelong friendships and engage in intellectually stimulating scholarly research during your time at MSU. The campus is beautiful and everyone is very friendly and helpful. Very much worth it.

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  • 4
  • Bethany from Springfield, MO
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a current student here

    I love MO State. For me, I'm not exactly well off so paying for college is definite struggle all the time but it's worth it.

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  • 5
  • Courtney from Princeton, MO
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    As a state school, the price is relatively low. I think that the education that I am receiving is good for the amount that it costs.

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  • 5
  • Ann from Lees Summit, MO
  • Jan-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Missouri State is such a great deal to begin with, then many students are able to get scholarships. Everything is very reasonable and not overdone.

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