General studies: Online bachelor’s degree
Bachelor of general studies (BGS)
Tuition and financial aid
A bachelor’s degree requires 120 credit hours, but the typical transfer student admitted to this program needs only 66 credit hours to complete this bachelor’s degree. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress.
These estimated program costs are for illustrative purposes only and are based on academic year 2018 information. They include:
- Missouri resident undergraduate tuition of $282 per credit hour, plus
- Information technology fee of $13.49 per credit hour, plus
- College of Arts and Science course fee of $40 per credit hour.
These estimates do not include a nonresident fee of $80.10 per credit hour (if applicable), your application fee, textbooks or course materials. Additional fees may apply. Course fees vary from department to department. Your actual program costs will vary from these estimated totals.
See more about tuition and fees.
Degree-seeking students may receive several types of financial aid, including loans, grants and scholarships.
3 out of 4 MU undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid is contingent upon eligibility.
* In the 2015 academic year, 27,812 undergraduate students were enrolled at MU; 21,618 (78 percent) of them received a combined total of $326,950,315 in need-based and non-need-based financial aid.
The Student Financial Aid Office can provide further information and assist you with federal aid and upcoming scholarship deadlines.
10% tuition reduction
Mizzou Online Community College Award for Missouri residents who are graduates of Missouri's public, regionally accredited community colleges. See if you are eligible.
Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award for veterans, active duty service members, Reservists, National Guardsmen, and military spouses or dependents. See if you are eligible
This program is administered by the Office of Multidisciplinary Degrees.
The University reserves the right to increase or decrease the fees charged for attendance and other services at the University when the Board of Curators considers it in the best interest of the University to do so. Any increase in fees must be approved by the Board of Curators not less than thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the academic term (semester, etc.) to which these fees will be applied. Any change in fees will be effective irrespective of whether fees have or have not been paid by or on behalf of a student prior to the effective date of the modification. For more information on tuition and fees, visit the Office of Cashiers.