Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, 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.
$12,655
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$9,272
$30k - $48k
$10,177
$48k - $75k
$12,764
$75k - $110k
$15,587
$110k+
$16,548
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.
$7,418
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.
$13,155
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.
$8,935
Books and Supplies
$624
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: sfs@semo.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
63%
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.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,967
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.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,395
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,975
Students receiving state aid
37%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,273
Students receiving federal aid
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,395
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.
$1,492,516
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$10,269,703

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.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,031
Students receiving federal loans
53%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,526
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,372
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.
$13,485
Loan Default Rate
10%
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.
$236

What Students Are Saying

3.76 Average Rating
SEMO is big college experience for a small college price. SEMO is one of the best deals in the state. Though the tuition is relatively low the educational experience is priceless.
Evyn from Saint Louis, MO
Out of the colleges I was looking at SEMO was the cheapest but had everything I was looking for in a college. they have a lot of scholarships and hopefully I will be awarded a good financial aid package.
Erin from Moscow Mills, MO
This is a great school for a great cost.
Malcolm from St. Louis, MO
SEMO is one of the best values in Missouri and the states surrounding. The quality of the education and experience is more than worth what it costs to attend. Also, when you consider the massive amount of (often underutilized) student serives, it really is one of the best deals! Also, they have a wonderful library and book rental system.
Andrea from Blackwell, MO
Free laundry.
Free use of the bus on weekends (if you're unable to drive somewhere).
Plenty of food to eat with the amount of money you're given.
Melissa from Chester, IL
The teachers are helpful and the tuition is decently priced. Be aware of extra charges that you may assume to be free.
Misty from Malden, MO
SEMO has some of the best rates I saw in my college search. There are tons of scholarships offered through the university, and a lot of them are non-competitive (If you qualify for it, you get it as long as you apply in time). There are lots of opportunities to get financial aid if you need it.
Brittany from Marion, IL
Southeast Missouri State University, in my opinion, is very reasonable about pricing. Their tuition is much cheaper than many other schools in Missouri and their educational program is equal to the other schools. There are also many available majors to chose from.
Katherine from Bridgeton, MO