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Missouri Southern State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$11,860 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,196 tuition
$5,738 on campus room & board
$360 books and supplies
$566 fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)

$17,254 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,590 tuition
$5,738 on campus room & board
$360 books and supplies
$566 fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,690 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
93% of students receive aid
56% get federal aid ($4,257 avg)
38% get state aid ($1,000 avg)
55% get institn'l aid ($2,690 avg)
57% get loans ($5,523 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.29% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.04% 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 $4,934 86%
Federal Grant Aid $4,257 56%
Pell Grants $4,195 55%
Other Federal Grants $485 8%
Institution Grant Aid $2,690 55%
State Grant Aid $1,000 38%
Student Loans $5,523 57%
Federal Loans $5,354 57%
Other Loans $6,488 1%

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
  • Sia
  • Sep-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely worth the price.

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  • 5
  • AshLeigh from Stella, MO
  • Dec-19-2013 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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  • 4
  • Forevery, MO
  • Nov-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Personally I feel that I have used my money in the best way possible. I get the higher education that I truly wanted, with a smaller town feel, and I'm berried in mountains of debt. The school has a great teaching system, some extracurricular activities, a large number of clubs and much more. The school itself is slowly developing into something wonderful and as a student it is great to watch happen.

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  • 3
  • Caleb from Galena, KS
  • Oct-10-2013 I am a current student here

    It is a good combination of affordable, energetic, and diverse. There are many majors to choose from.

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  • 5
  • Ryan from Herculaneum, MO
  • Sep-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Missouri Southern is very cheap being one of the cheapest four year universities in the nation. A degree from here isn't going to leave you 20 years in debt. Southern is a wonderful place to get a degree at a cheap price.

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