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Missouri Southern State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$13,691 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,501 tuition
$6,800 on campus room & board
$824 books and supplies
$566 fees
(Based on stats from 2018/2019)

$19,210 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,020 tuition
$6,800 on campus room & board
$824 books and supplies
$566 fees
(Based on stats from 2018/2019)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,481 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
54% get federal aid ($4,449 avg)
39% get state aid ($1,753 avg)
69% get institn'l aid ($2,481 avg)
52% get loans ($4,993 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,265 91%
Federal Grant Aid $4,449 54%
Pell Grants $4,436 53%
Other Federal Grants $445 7%
Institution Grant Aid $2,481 69%
State Grant Aid $1,753 39%
Student Loans $4,993 52%
Federal Loans $4,708 52%
Other Loans $5,988 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: April 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Missouri Southern State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
(417) 625-9300


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Megan from Joplin, MO
  • I am a current student here

    MSSU is really low priced and you get a great education and have the opportunity to grow in many different ways. You can get involved in various clubs and activities which bring in potential employers to help for after graduation. There's also student work that you can get to make some money and be able to put what you're learning into practice before you graduate! Some student worker positions can even allow you to see other areas of your field that will help you to grow and be more marketable after graduation.

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  • Brian from Joplin, MO
  • I am a past student here

    I think it is one of the least expensive schools in Missouri. The idea of coming out of school with little to no debt compared to other universities is very enticing.

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  • 5
  • AshLeigh from Stella, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Missouri Southern is the most affordable university in the area. The only cheaper place in the area to receive a college education is a local community college, where many students feel that their education is not as high-quality as Missouri Southern's.

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