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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,777 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,289 tuition
$7,970 on campus room & board
$800 books
$718 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$19,914 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,426 tuition
$7,970 on campus room & board
$800 books
$718 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,164 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
55% get federal aid ($4,827 avg)
57% get state aid ($2,065 avg)
43% get institn'l aid ($3,164 avg)
62% get loans ($5,339 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.81% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.42% 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 $5,708 91%
Federal Grant Aid $4,827 55%
Pell Grants $4,336 54%
Other Federal Grants $938 32%
Institution Grant Aid $3,164 43%
State Grant Aid $2,065 57%
Student Loans $5,339 62%
Federal Loans $5,260 62%
Other Loans $5,316 1%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Missouri Western State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 271-4200
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $189
Out of State $372


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Matthew from NE
  • Feb-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Missouri Western may be a pretty penny to some, but the opportunities are there for a person to reduce the price of college if they apply and are willing to work hard.

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  • 5
  • Heather from Liberty, MO
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    I am really glad to be a student here. I think that the experience is definitely worth the money. I would recommend this school to anyone, young or old (like me) who is looking to start college.

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  • 5
  • Shar'Dale from Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Apr-29-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I live in Florida and Missouri Western is extremely cheap for out-of-state students like myself. Going to school in Florida can be real expensive.

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  • 5
  • Alyssa from St Joseph, MO
  • Dec-19-2012 I am a current student here

    Not only is MWSU a wonderful environment, it's also affordable. It is under half the price of a lot of school in the same area. MWSU also offers a ton of scholarships and even accepts A plus. Why break the bank when you can put it in the bank?

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