Tuition & fees

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We take pride in helping online students like you achieve an affordable education and being transparent about what you will pay.

Understanding your costs

The cost of each program varies. For more details, each of our programs’ pages includes an estimate of the program’s cost.

Find a program

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Tuition

The Student Financial Aid office has charts breaking down the undergraduate cost of attendance and graduate cost of attendance based on various conditions, such as whether or not you are a Missouri resident. These charts can be helpful if you are a current Mizzou student taking a single online class or if your degree is fully online.

Please note: The cost of attendance is an estimated calculation and not the actual costs.

  • Degree-seeking undergraduates: Online students who are not residents of Missouri will need to pay a nonresident fee in addition to the tuition.
  • Degree-seeking graduates: Online graduate students pay in-state tuition regardless of where they live.

If you are taking a single online class, see your cost per credit hour ahead of time at the Cashiers Office site. Find tuition rates for online students.

Fees

Admission application fee

  • Undergraduate (U.S. applicant): $55
  • Graduate (U.S. applicant): $65
  • Undergraduate (International applicant): $65
  • Graduate (International applicant): $90

Enrollment fee

Undergraduates in online degree programs must pay a one-time fee of $150 before they can enroll. You will pay this fee when you accept your admission on the accept/decline form on the Mizzou Admissions website.

Semester-based and self-paced course fees

  • Semester-based courses: If you enroll on or after the beginning date of any course and you aren’t taking any other courses, you will pay a late registration fee. Visit the Registrar's website for details.
  • Self-paced courses: Each self-paced course enrollment carries a nonrefundable $25.00 administrative fee.

More about semester-based versus self-paced courses

Other fees

Some Mizzou schools and colleges charge supplemental course fees in addition to tuition and other fees.

Visit the list of course fees, and look for your program, plus the rate assessed per credit.

In addition to the per-credit-hour tuition and fees, you will be required to pay fees such as the information technology fee that helps support the school’s computing infrastructure. See explanation of fees for details.

Keep in mind that you may need to pay additional fees depending on your specific situation. Get the details about these fees so you can plan accordingly.

Fee waivers for graduate students

Graduate students with a qualifying assistantship or fellowship may be eligible for a GSSP fee waiver. This waives your resident and nonresident (if applicable) tuition for courses that are applicable and relevant to your degree program.

More about the GSSP fee waiver program

A note about fees

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. 
 

The Cashiers Office breaks down the undergraduate cost of attendance and graduate cost of attendance based on various conditions, such as whether or not you are a Missouri resident. This page includes additional fees for online students, such as the information technology fee, library fee and online course fee. 

UMSL tuition and fee rates

Admission application fee

  • Undergraduate (U.S. applicant): $35
  • Graduate (U.S. applicant): $50
  • Undergraduate (International applicant): $40
  • Graduate (International applicant): $40

More information about applying as an undergraduate.
More information about applying as a graduate.

A note about fees

The university reserves the right to increase or decrease the fees charged for attendance and other services at the university upon approval by the Curators of the University of Missouri. 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. 

Distance tuition is billed at the same rate regardless of residency.

Missouri S&T tuition rates for online students

Admission application fee

There is no fee to apply for graduate distance/online programs from Missouri S&T.

A note about fees

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.

The Cashiers Office breaks down the undergraduate cost of attendance and graduate cost of attendance based on various conditions, such as whether or not you are a Missouri or Kansas resident. This page includes additional fees for online students, such as the information technology fee, library fee and online course fee. 

UMKC tuition and fee rates

Admission application fee

There is a nonrefundable application fee of $45 for domestic students and $75 for international students. You can request an application fee waiver by contacting the Office of Admissions at 816-235-8652 or admissions@umkc.edu.

A note about fees

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.