Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, 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.
$11,502
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,124
$30k - $48k
$8,141
$48k - $75k
$11,776
$75k - $110k
$14,561
$110k+
$15,342
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.
$7,839
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.
$13,162
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.
$8,932
Books and Supplies
$400
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@nwmissouri.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
72%
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.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,998
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.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,356
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,785
Students receiving state aid
37%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,216
Students receiving federal aid
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,356
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.
$591,764
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,367,267

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.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,928
Students receiving federal loans
63%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,386
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,976
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.
$13,827
Loan Default Rate
8%
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.
$250

What Students Are Saying

3.84 Average Rating
NWMSU is not a high-priced institution. It is very affordable and there is a mass amount of financial opportunities available.
Arianna from Kansas City, MO
I'm not going to lie, college is expensive. Everyone knows that. However, many scholarships are offered if you ask for them. The school also uses very up-to-date technology and provides each student with their own laptop. So in the end it seems that even though you are paying a lot of money its worth it.
Whitney from Kansas City, MO
restaurants on campus. also free meal from them every week.
Timia from Matteson, IL
It's a pretty good deal considering it's one of the cheapest universities in the state. Can't turn up free textbooks and computers (that you can exchange at any time for different ones). Online fees are pretty expensive at $40/hour (and some of my classes are only offered online).
Accalia from Peculiar, MO
The school is really great priced. The only thing I could complain about is the dorm and food expenses.
Sadie
Northwest is moderately expensive school for it's size, but it is all totally worth it! I have applied for many scholarships that are helping along the way and I am loving it.
Alisha from Blue Springs, MO
The school has some of the most top of the line equipment in the CIE building and education wise you are getting what you pay for. Not to mention the food is decent and reasonably priced.
Raymond from Valley Park, MO
Fairly cheap school, so whatever 'bang' you can find is more easily felt than at an expensive school.
Chris from Maryville, MO
Being an out of state student, my tuition was a little high, however, there are lots of opprotunites to lower your tuition. For example if you keep a 3.0 GPA for your first 24 credit hours, your tuition is reduced to in-state. There are many other opportunities to lower tuition costs such as becoming a Residential Assistant, which gives you free room and board, and also a free meal plan, adding up to nearly 3,000!
Megan from Maryville, MO