University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, 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.
$18,602
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,234
$30k - $48k
$14,032
$48k - $75k
$16,745
$75k - $110k
$20,200
$110k+
$23,074
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.
$9,972
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.
$27,042
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.
$10,786
Books and Supplies
$1,232
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaidinfo@missouri.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
65%
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.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,316
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.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,708
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,219
Students receiving state aid
29%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,570
Students receiving federal aid
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,708
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.
$3,649,267
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$31,582,313

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.
44%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,583
Students receiving federal loans
43%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,677
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,525
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.
$17,841
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$234

What Students Are Saying

4.04 Average Rating
It's extremely pricey but worth it for all of the experiences they offer you and discounts you get on touring Broadway plays, concerts and food. But like I said it is extremely pricey and will set you back. I'm having to take a semester off to take some gen ed courses at community college to save money and I'm taking another semester off just to work to help pay. SCHOLARSHIPS AND LOANS ARE YOUR FRIENDS!
Philip from Saint Louis, MO
This is a decently expensive college, but they do a good job with financial aid and ensuring that their students have the financial support they need. To be on the safe side however, make sure you apply for scholarships. (There's an amazing book store and it's very easy to student charge clothing and other items which makes your tuition rise quick)
Tiffany from Waterloo, IL
mu is a bit pricey with the tuition rates and their high end dorm rooms, but when it comes to most other colleges that offer what mizzou does for students to do, it's easy to say that it's the the better deal.
Andrew from Nixa, MO
Definitely, definitely worth the money. It will set you back quite a bit, I've been here for 2 years, 24,000 in debt! That's crazy, but it's reality. But we have a brand new student center, best gym (we call it the rec) ever, and a ton of other little perks, like computer labs everywhere, the Student Health Center, where you can go anytime you get sick, for FREEE, like seriously, whatever you could possibly be looking for, Mizzou has thought of and has, and continues to add. Not to mention excellent education. I'm accepted to the number one journalism school in the country. That's mindblowing!! How many people can say they went to the number one school in the country for their profession? I don't like debt, but if I thought for a second that it wasn't worth it, I would leave.
Azia from Columbia, MO
I've had a great experience and done a lot as a Freshman. Missouri Method in the J-School gets you involved right away.
Bryndon from KC

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