Missouri State University-Springfield
Springfield, MO, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$15,855
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,479
$30k - $48k
$12,865
$48k - $75k
$15,352
$75k - $110k
$17,164
$110k+
$18,386
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,376
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$15,326
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,755
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@missouristate.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,480
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,231
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,185
Students receiving state aid
40%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,143
Students receiving federal aid
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,231
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,119,575
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$12,977,871

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,721
Students receiving federal loans
59%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,441
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,709
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,750
Loan Default Rate
6%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$238

What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
a little expensive but rather worth it
Shelbie from Harrisonville, MO
I am receiving the education I need for the future. The campus has a tram we can ride to downtown which saves gas money.
Jessica from Chillicothe, MO
Inexpensive, but you won't get much aid if your GPA and ACT scores aren't up to snuff, regardless of financial need, though this the situation with most colleges.
Robert from Hollister, MO
MSU provides a great college experience at affordable prices. There are scholarships offered and it is easy to apply. The classroom size is really great because they are not very big. There is a great instructor-student relationship that can be formed.
Caroline from Sweet Springs, MO
I would say that all of the classes I've had were pretty good. I haven't had any absolutely horrible courses. The professors are smart and helpful, and the facilities are nice. There is going to be a brand new fitness center this fall, which was the one facility I wasn't all that excited about. They are also renovating a majority of the dorms, so those are going to be better as well.
Courtney from Belleville, IL
When I was deciding on which school I wanted to go to I found that MSU offers tons of scholarships. So even though it is a four year university you can pay your own way without student loans. Many of our departments have departmental scholarships too, so you aren't out there by yourself.
Paige from Bolivar, MO
so much fun once you meet people and get involved! bearline is provided for easy transportation.
Kelly from Hazelwood, MO
the tuition is extremely affordable and they do everything in their power to get you scholarships.
Ashley from Kansas City, MO
Sure it could be a little cheaper but what 4 year college is cheap. Compared to other schools in the state, Missouri State is pretty low price.
Cassie from Wheatland, MO

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