Missouri State University - West Plains


Electronic Schedules

Link to searchable online schedules including open sections and closed/canceled sections.

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General Information

Below is the general information provided in the printed schedule. The electronic schedules above are just the course section listings and availability.

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability employer and institution. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to Brenda Malkowski, Affirmative Action Liaison, Missouri State University-West Plains, 128 Garfield Avenue, West Plains, Missouri 65775, 417-255-7966.

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Upcoming Events

West Plains Civic Center (WPCC)

April 2-13, Art Around Town, Gallery on the Mezzanine, Mon-Fri 8 AM-8 PM, Sat-Sun 1-5 PM, WPCC.

April 8-11, Public Affairs Conference "Global Perspective: Why It Matters," Free and open to the public. Presentations will be offered live via interactive television (ITV) in Lybyer from Missouri State University-Springfield.

April 25, Miss Jubilee Concert: An Encore!, 7 PM, $5 in advance, $8 at the door; 13 & under free*, WPCC Theater.

May 1, Alumni & Friends Picnic, free admission, 6 PM, WPCC. RSVP to the development office at WPDevelopment@MissouriState.edu or (417) 255-7240.

May 17, Commencement, 10 AM, WPCC.

June 20-21, Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival, free admission, http://www.oldtimemusic.org, WPCC and E. Main St.

July 7-10, Kids’ College, noon to 5 PM each day, open to 4th through 8th graders, cost is $75, each student gets a Kids' College T-shirt, http://wp.missouristate.edu/ucp. For more information, call (417) 255-7966.

*Events offered by the theater and events department are free to students who have paid the student activity fee and hold a current BearPass ID.

For updated information on calendar events, go to http://calendar.wp.missouristate.edu.

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2014 Summer/Fall dates & deadlines

2014 Summer Intersession**

May 19-23 (M-F) Summer Intersession 1
June 2-6 (M-F) Summer Intersession 2

2014 Summer Session

Dates refer to a full eight-week session. Shorter sessions are offered and run concurrently with the full session. Contact the registration and records office for short session deadline dates.

April 25 (F)-June 8 (Sun)# Summer regular registration
June 8 (Sun) Last day to register
June 9 (M) Classes begin
June 10 (T) Last day of change of schedule period for summer
June 15 (Sun) First summer payment due in business office
July 4 (F) Independence Day Holiday (Classes will not meet; offices closed)
July 9 (W) Automatic 'W' grade for drop/withdraw, change to pass/not pass or to audit deadline
July 15 (T) Final summer payment due in business office
July 24 (R) Last day to drop or withdraw from session
July 29 (T) Last day of summer session classes
July 30-31 (W-R) Final examination period
Aug. 1 (F) Final grades due by noon
Aug. 11 (M) Transcripts with 2014 summer grades available
Aug. 18 (M) Transcripts with 2014 summer degrees available

2014 Fall Intersession***

Aug. 11-15 (M-F) Fall Intersession

2014 Fall Semester

Dates refer to a full 16-week semester. Shorter sessions are offered and run concurrently with the full semester. Contact the registration and records office for short session deadline dates.

April 25 (F)-Aug. 17 (Sun)# Fall regular registration
Aug. 17 (Sun) Last day to register
Aug. 17 (Sun) Fall 2014 Convocation
Aug. 18 (M) Classes begin
Aug. 22 (F) Last day of change of schedule period for fall
Sept. 1 (M) Labor Day Holiday (Classes will not meet; offices closed)
Sept. 15 (M) First fall payment due in business office
Oct. 9-10 (R-F) Fall Break (No classes, offices open)
Oct. 15 (W) Second fall payment due in business office
Oct. 22 (W) Automatic 'W' grade for drop/withdraw, change to pass/not pass or to audit deadline
Nov. 15 (Sa) Final fall payment due in business office
Nov. 26-28 (W-F) Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes, offices closed)
Dec. 1 (M) Last day to drop or withdraw from semester
Dec. 4 (R) Last day of fall semester classes
Dec. 5-11 (F-R) Final examination period
Dec. 12 (F) Final grades due by noon
Jan. 9 (F) Transcripts with 2014 fall grades available
Jan. 23 (F) Transcripts with 2014 fall degrees available

** The summer intersession is considered part of the summer session for admission, registration, grading and graduation purposes.
*** The fall intersession is considered part of the fall semester for admission, registration, grading and graduation purposes.
# Web Registration 24/7; registration and records office, 8 AM-5 PM Monday through Friday.

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Missouri State University-West Plains

Missouri State University-West Plains is one of three campuses within the Missouri State University System. The West Plains campus is a teaching and learning institution providing quality post-secondary educational opportunities to the communities it serves. Missouri State-West Plains offers associate degrees and serves as a delivery site for bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered by Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. Missouri State-West Plains is located 110 miles southeast of Springfield in the community of West Plains.

In addition to courses and programs offered in West Plains, Missouri State-West Plains offers the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in General Studies at the extended campus in Mountain Grove.

At Missouri State-West Plains you will find:

  • Quality instruction
  • Affordable
  • State-of-art facilities
  • A+ Eligible Institution
  • Person-centered environment
  • Student activities and organizations
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Honors Program

Academic offerings

  • Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees: Students will find two-year degrees designed to transfer into bachelor's degree programs, as well as career-oriented degrees and certificates.
  • Bachelor's and master's degree programs: Offered at the West Plains campus through the Missouri State Outreach program. For more information, call the outreach office at (417) 255-7931.
  • South Central Education Consortium (SCEC): Missouri State University-West Plains also offers selected courses at the SCEC facility in Willow Springs in partnership with Three Rivers College. The courses available meet the general education requirements of the programs offered at the SCEC. For information about these courses, call the SCEC office at (417) 469-3000.

Housing Options

While some students choose to live at home while attending Missouri State-West Plains, there are plenty of housing options available on and off campus for those interested. For information concerning housing options, go to http://wp.missouristate.edu/housing/.

Grizzly Athletics

Grizzly Athletics consists of men's basketball and women's volleyball competing at the Division I level in the National Junior College Athletic Association. The Grizzly Cheer Team offers opportunities for both men and women. The Grizzly Athletics website at http://wp.missouristate.edu/grizzly/ provides a wide range of information.

University/Community Programs (U/CP)

The University/community programs department serves business development needs and provides educational, cultural and wellness opportunities for south-central Missouri. Programs are delivered at the West Plains Civic Center through a cooperative agreement with the City of West Plains. The U/CP website at http://wp.missouristate.edu/ucp/ outlines the services offered through the aquatics & wellness, small business and technology development center (SBTDC) and theater and events programs. The SBTDC is located in the Ozarks Small Business Incubator at 408 Washington Ave.

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Nationally Recognized

Missouri State-West Plains is ranked sixth in the nation among two-year colleges, according to Washington Monthly magazine's college rankings!

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4 Degrees Available Through New Evening College

Beginning this fall, area residents will have the opportunity to complete four degrees offered by Missouri State University-West Plains through it's newly expanded Evening College.

Interim Dean of Academic Affairs Dennis Lancaster said classes for the Associate of Arts in General Studies, Associate of Science in Business, Associate of Science in Nursing and Associate of Applied Science in Child and Family Development degrees are being arranged in a routinized evening schedule that will allow students to complete the degrees within a certain number of semesters, provided they commit to the required hours each semester.

"We've always had evening courses available, but we want to be able to assure our evening students that, if they follow the schedule, they will be able to obtain their degree within a certain amount of time, which will help them better plan their lives," Lancaster said.

These degrees also dovetail into bachelor's degree programs offered by the Missouri State Outreach program on the West Plains campus, he added. Those who complete the general studies degree can transfer into the bachelor's program in elementary education, those who complete the business degree can transfer into the already developed evening program for the bachelor's in general business and child and family development students can complete the bachelor's degree in child and family development, which is offered through a combination of online, on-site and interactive television classes. Missouri State's bachelor's degree in nursing is entirely online.

In addition to the classes, several offices that provide a variety of student services also will be open until 7 PM on Mondays and Tuesdays each week beginning Aug. 1, Lancaster said. The offices include academic affairs, admissions, the business office, financial aid, registration and records, advisement and academic coaching center for empowering student success (AACCESS), Drago College Store and the veterans center.

For more information about the evening college program, visit http://wp.missouristate.edu/eveningcollege or call the admissions office at (417) 255-7955.

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Unique Fall Semester Short Courses Offered

Missouri State-West Plains is offering a variety of short courses during the 2014 fall semester designed for community members to take for personal enrichment and for students to take as a special interest course and gain an extra credit hour or two.

"This is a new but old initiative, really," Interim Dean of Academic Affairs Dennis Lancaster said. "We used to offer more community-focused courses back a few years, but we got away from doing that. Our faculty wanted to restart these types of courses, and we've had great fun in developing the schedule.

"Our aim was to create courses focused on specific topics of interest and use to our community and to our students," he explained. "We've set up these courses to last for five to eight weeks and scheduled them for one night per week, all in hopes to attract folks to the campus to continue their lifelong learning."

There are a wide range of special topics courses available, from business and technology to literature and psychology. For information about the admissions and registration process, contact the admissions office at 417-255-7955 or WPAdmissions@missouristate.edu.

Fall Semester Short Courses

  • Beef Production
  • Beginning App Inventor for Non-Programmer
  • Bridging the Generational Gap
  • Business Computing: Microsoft Office
  • Business Plan Basics
  • Digital Storytelling & Presentation Graphics
  • Death and Dying
  • Explosive Child
  • Forage Production
  • Grammar Schmammer: Learning Spanish
  • Introduction to 3D Modeling & 3D Printing
  • Introduction to Game Development
  • Introduction to Game Design
  • Introduction to Riding
  • Mark Twain: Life and Literature
  • Marketing with Social Media
  • Mobile Technology in Everyday
  • Parenting From the Inside Out
  • Reading Economic Statistics
  • Starting a Small Business
  • Stress Management
  • Understanding Girl Bullying & What To Do About It.
  • Writing Rebellion: Key Documents of the American Revolution

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New students

Getting started is easy!

Priority Enrollment for New Students: Students are encouraged to apply for admission early in order to complete all steps in the enrollment process and allow time for any financial aid to be processed.

Because the process is important and takes a significant amount of time, it is recommended that application procedures be completed immediately for the summer session and June 1 for the fall semester. Applications are accepted prior to the first week of each semester; however, registration priority is given to early applicants. Students beginning the process later than recommended may not be able to accomplish the full enrollment process (admission, orientation, registration) before the first day of the semester and may need to wait to enroll for a subsequent semester.

If seeking financial aid: Complete the FAFSA and submit any required supporting documents as early as possible. (Late applicants should anticipate that financial aid may not be processed prior to the beginning of the semester and should be prepared to purchase textbooks with other resources. Tuition and fees can be paid utilizing the University's deferred payment plan).

New students can follow the steps below to be admitted, take any placement tests, attend orientation and register for classes.

Step one - Admission

  • Submit an application for admission to the office of admissions with a $15 application fee.
  • Request high school transcript be mailed directly to the admissions office or request GED, HiSET or other state-approved high school equivalency transcript be mailed to the admissions office from the department of education in the capital city of the state in which tested. Missouri High School Equivalency (GED and HiSET) transcripts are accessible by the University and do not require applicant request.

    Request official college transcript(s) be mailed directly to the office of admissions if you have taken or are currently taking any courses for college credit. Students with 24 or more transferrable hours are not required to provide high school transcript.

After the above documentation is received and processed by the office of admissions, you will be mailed an admission letter that includes your BearPass Number.

Non-Degree Seeking Students: There are several admission categories for students who wish to take courses but do not wish to pursue a degree. (See University cataloghttp://wp.missouristate.edu/catalog/ or contact the office of admissions for options, requirements and limitations.)

Readmission: Former students who have not been enrolled for one full semester or more (not including summer session) must apply for readmission. Returning students are encouraged to initiate the admission and registration processes well in advance of the semester for which they plan to return. Documentation and procedures will vary depending on previous enrollment.

Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program: Missouri State University-West Plains offers a fee waiver program to any Missouri resident at least 60 years of age who wishes to take academic courses offered by the University on a non-credit, "seats available" basis. Special courses, off-campus or online course offerings are not eligible for this waiver program. Students will need to buy textbooks (if required) and pay supplemental course fees. For more information, contact the office of admissions at (417) 255-7955 or toll free (888) 466-7897.

Step two - Testing

Placement policy: Missouri State University-West Plains does not require certain tests, such as ACT, for admission; however, to ensure students are placed in courses in which they will be successful, students must take either the ACT or COMPASS test to determine placement in classes that have a math or reading prerequisite. Students also must take a writing sample to determine placement in English classes. Contact the advisement and academic coaching center for empowering student success (AACCESS) at (417) 255-7222 for information about the writing sample. For information about ACT or COMPASS tests needed for courses that require a math and reading placement score, please read below.

ACT: ACT scores must be less than five years old. If ACT scores are not on the high school transcript, students should ask the testing company to send them to the admissions office. For more information about sending ACT scores, call ACT at (319) 337-1313. Students are encouraged to take the ACT at a national test site. Most high school counselors have information concerning national ACT test dates and locations. Missouri State University-West Plains offers a residual ACT, but students should be aware that these residual test results are for use only by Missouri State University.

COMPASS: Students may take the COMPASS test instead of the ACT for placement in courses that require certain math and reading scores. Students also may take the COMPASS to challenge placement as determined by ACT. Missouri State University-West Plains offers the COMPASS by appointment. Please contact AACCESS at (417) 255-7222 to make an appointment to take the COMPASS.

Transfer students with more than 24 hours who do not have English composition credits will need to contact the AACCESS Center at (417) 255-7222.

  • The IDS 110 requirement will be waived for transfer students with 24 or more transfer credit hours with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • The RDG 125 requirement will be waived for transfer students with 24 or more transfer credit hours with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Transfer students without transferrable college-level math and writing credits, as indicated by the student's academic records, must have an ACT or COMPASS score and institutional writing test on file.

Placement testing dates: To pre-register for placement tests or for more information, call the AACCESS Center at (417) 255-7222.

Writing sample testing for English placement will be given at 11 AM and the ACT will be given at 1 PM on the following days:

Summer Session

May 7, 2014

Fall Semester

June 4, 2014
July 9, 2014
Aug. 6, 2014


















Step three


Students must register for classes prior to the first day of the summer session, June 9, 2014, and fall semester, Aug. 18, 2014. Students seeking to register after the start of the semester may appeal to the dean of academic affairs. Appeals will only be approved in situations where extenuating circumstances warrant.

Registration: After first-time freshmen have been admitted to the University and completed required testing, they must attend STudent Advising and Registration (STAR) Orientation or University-sanctioned equivalent and register for classes prior to the first day of the semester. STAR is designed to provide students with an introduction to the University and its services, policies and procedures, and to assist students in registering for their first semester. Students will receive information about attending STAR Orientation following their admission to the University.

Call AACCESS at (417) 255-7222 to sign up for STAR Orientation. Early registration allows the best opportunity for proper advisement, and students have a greater selection of classes the earlier they attend orientation. The dates are:

West Plains Campus
  • Friday, May 9 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 22 1:00 PM
  • Friday, May 30 1:00 PM
  • Friday, June 6 1:00 PM
  • Friday, June 13 1:00 PM
  • Friday, July 25 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 31 5:30 PM
  • Friday, Aug. 8 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, Aug. 12 5:30 PM
  • Friday, Aug. 15 1:00 PM
Mountain Grove Campus
  • Tuesday, July 29 1:00 PM

Note to transfer students: Students who transfer in with less than 10 credit hours should attend orientation. Those who transfer 10 or more credit hours may attend an orientation. Students transferring only dual credit hours must attend orientation. First-time transfer students who do not attend orientation must contact AACCESS at (417) 255-7222 to schedule an advising appointment and register for classes prior to the first day of the semester.

Summer Registration: First-time students who have been admitted should contact AACCESS at (417) 255-7222 to schedule an advising session. First-time freshman who register for the summer session will need to attend an orientation session to register for the fall semester.


Students may access the textbook list by going to http://vhdrago.bkstr.com.






















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Student Registration

Your advisor will release your Alt PIN so you can register.

Meet with your advisor and get started!

ASK Week - April 7-11

This is an opportunity for current and returning students to meet with their advisors, schedule classes and receive their advisor/Alt PIN release in preparation for early registration. Faculty will have extended office hours to work with their advisees during ASK Week. Students can make an appointment with their advisors by phone, University email or by signing up on the schedule posted on the door of their advisor's office.

Amy Ackerson Looney Hall 201
Leigh Adams Melton Hall 103
Dr. Craig Albin Melton Hall 111
Edward Birdyshaw Looney Hall 206
Cathy Boys Lybyer Center 209B
Cindy Bridges AACCESS
Judy Carr Melton Hall 108
Barbara Caton Looney Hall 300
Melinda Denton Melton Hall 206
Joyce DeWitt Looney Hall 301
Ana Estrella Melton Hall 218
Libby Gall Looney Hall 302
James Hart Lybyer Center 209D
Phillip Howerton Melton Hall 113
Carla Huddleston Looney Hall 307
Jeff Huff Lybyer Center 209G
Joyce Jennings-Pineda Melton Hall 208
Melissa Jett Cass Hall
Susan Johnson Gohn Hall (603 West Main)
Dennis Lancaster Lybyer Center 206
Debra Mayers Melton Hall 215
Dr. Ed McKinney Melton Hall 106
Dr. Renee Moore Lybyer Center 209C
Connie Morgan Melton Hall 115
Dr. Kathy Morrison Melton Hall 104
Greta Myers AACCESS
Barbara Nyden Lybyer Center 209F
Norma Ogletree Mountain Grove
Neva Parrott Library
Dr. Gary Phillips Melton Hall 117
Alex Pinnon Kellett Hall
Jacob Poulette Lybyer Center 209K
Anthony Priest Melton Hall 110
Kip Rugutt Melton Hall 207
Brenda Smith Lybyer Center 209C
Cindy Smith Looney Hall 208
Deanna Smith Gohn Hall (603 West Main)
Rajiv Thakur Melton Hall 109
Jay Towell Melton Hall 213
Jerry Trick Melton Hall 204
Lisa Wade Looney Hall 307
David White Lybyer Center 209E
Mark White AACCESS
Linda Wulff-Risner Lybyer Center 209K















Students may register on the web or in the office of registration and records. Prior to registering for classes, students should note the following:

  1. All degree-seeking students (with exceptions as noted below) are required to contact their advisors for an advising session and to receive the Alt PIN release, which is required for initial registration.
    Exceptions: Degree-seeking first-time freshmen (required to attend STAR & meet with an advisor), dual credit students (required to meet with the coordinator of admissions).
  2. University officials recommend that students check their registration status online through My Grizzly Den to determine if any holds will restrict registration.
    1. Go to homepage: http://wp.missouristate.edu.
    2. Click on the BearPass login tab.
    3. Log in with your BearPass login and password, which you would use to check your email or log onto a University computer.
    4. Click on the "My Enrollment" tab.
    5. In the registration section, click on "Registration Status."
    6. Select appropriate term.
    Any holds should be settled by contacting the appropriate office.
  3. Students may web register through My Grizzly Den at any time except when system maintenance occurs each week from midnight on Friday to 2 AM Saturday.
  4. Directions for web registration may be accessed at: http://wp.missouristate.edu/recreg/webregistration.htm.
  5. Students also may register in the office of registration and records, 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to register at the appointed time for best selection of classes, but they may register any time following their scheduled time.

Early registration dates & starting times for current, readmitted & transfer students

April 16 (8:00 AM)Students in special programs (athletics, early degree students, honors students, nursing, respiratory care, veterans registered with veteran services & students who require special assistance) April 21 (8:00 AM)Students with 45+ credit hours completed°
April 21 (1:00 PM)

Students with 30+ credit hours completed°

April 22 (8:00 AM)

Students with 20+ credit hours completed°

April 22 (1:00 PM)

Students with 15+ credit hours completed°

April 23 (8:00 AM)

Students with 10+ credit hours completed°

April 23 (1:00 PM)

Students with 5+ credit hours completed°

April 24 (8:00 AM)

Students currently registered

°Completed hours include transfer and institution hours but do not include in-progress hours.

Regular registration dates

Current and readmitted students who have not registered during early registration may register on the following dates:

Summer/Fall Registration

Students should register for classes before the first day of the semester. (June 9 - Summer Session; Aug. 18 - Fall Semester) Students seeking to register after the start of the semester may appeal to the dean of academic affairs. Appeals will only be approved in situations where extenuating circumstances warrant.

  • April 25 - June 8, 2014 - Summer Regular Registration
  • April 25 - Aug. 17, 2014 - Fall Regular Registration
  • June 6, 2014 - Senior Citizen Summer Registration
  • Aug. 15, 2014 - Senior Citizen Fall Registration

† Web registration 24/7; office of registration and records, 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday.

Mountain Grove campus registration

Students may register at Shannon Hall, 401 East 17th St. on the following date:

Summer/Fall Registration

4 PM-7 PM, Thursday, April 24, 2014

Students also may register for classes on the web or in the office of registration and records on the West Plains campus at any time during regular registration.

Closed/Canceled Classes

Students may view an up-to-the-minute online listing of closed or canceled classes on My Grizzly Den.

  1. Go to homepage: http://wp.missouristate.edu.
  2. Click on My Grizzly Den: http://mygrizzlyden.missouristate.edu
  3. Log on with the same username/password that you would use to check your email or log onto a University computer.
  4. Click on the "My Enrollment" tab.
  5. In the registration section click on "Class Schedules and Course Descriptions."
  6. Click on "Show Closed/Cancelled Class Sections."
  7. Select Summer of Fall 2014 term.

Closed class sections will be shown on this list as registrations fill available seats. Canceled classes will be listed as sections are canceled.

Most classes will be canceled by the following date:

Summer 2014 - 5 PM, June 4, 2014

Fall 2014 - 5 PM, Aug. 13, 2014

Students are encouraged to check this listing prior to the beginning of classes.







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West Plains campus resident & non-resident tuition & fees

Tuition for 2014 Summer/Fall

Tuition will be assessed per credit hour based on the following: Missouri ResidentsNon-Missouri Residents
Tuition (except for Online, NUR and RST prefix courses) $114 $228
Tuition for Online Courses $129 $129
Tuition for NUR (Nursing)
prefix courses, except for NUR 197 and NUR 297
$145 $290
Tuition for RST (Respiratory Care)
prefix courses, except for RST 120
$137 $274

Courses audited are counted in the same way as courses taken for credit in determining fees.

Students enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains through the off-campus high school dual credit and dual enrollment programs for fall 2014 are charged 50 percent of the tuition for a Missouri resident, rounded to the nearest dollar. Dual credit students are not charged student services fees. Dual enrollment students are charges the Computer and Technology Usage Fee; all other student fees are waived. Both dual credit and dual enrollment students are charged supplemental course fees, when applicable.

Students taking only online classes have the option to self-pay the Professional Services Fee and/or the Student Activity Fee and/or the Student Recreation Center Fee. Students who take a combination of online and on-campus courses are assessed the fees; however, in order to qualify for the Professional Services Fee (including Health Services), the combination of credit hours must total at least six hours. If the Professional Services Fee (including Health Services) is refunded because billable hours drop below six, the student will be given the opportunity to have the service reinstated. Students electing these fees must pay the fee(s) no later than the close of business the second Friday of full semester classes.

Student Services Fees

2014 Summer2014 Fall
Capital Projects Fee $15 $15
Student Recreation Center Fee $25 $25
Professional Services Fee $0 $15 for 6 seated credit hours or more
Computer and Technology Usage Fee $5 per credit-hour£ $5 per credit-hour£
Student Activity Fee $10 $20

£ The Computer and Technology Usage Fee is assessed on all credit hours through 18 hours at $5 per credit-hour (1 hour-$5, 2 hours-$10, 3 hours-$15, etc.) for a maximum of $90 for all semesters.

Non-degree seeking students enrolled in one or two credit hours are not charged Student Services Fees (except for the Computer and Technology Usage Fee).

Corporate education course fees will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. The Computer and Technology Usage Fee will be charged to all corporate sites.

Supplemental course fees for 2014 Summer/Fall

CourseSummer FeeFall Fee
AGR 104 $0 $20
AGR 162 $105 $105
AGR 191 $0 $20
AGR 196 $0 $20
AGR 215 $0 $20
AGR 262 $130 $130
AST 113 $20 $20
AST 114 $20 $20
AST 115 $20 $20
BIO 100 $20 $20
BIO 102 $20 $0
BIO 111 $0 $20
BIO 121 $20 $20
BIO 122 $20 $20
BIO 210 $20 $20
BMS 110 $20 $20
BMS 267 $25 $25
BMS 268 $25 $25
CFD 260 $45 $45
CGP 110 $55 $55
CGP 115 $55 $55
CGP 120 $55 $55
CGP 130 $55 $55
CGP 145 $55 $55
CGP 150 $55 $55
CGP 155 $55 $55
CGP 160 $55 $55
CGP 170 $55 $55
CGP 180 $55 $55
CGP 197 $55 $20.00/
credit hour


CourseSummer FeeFall Fee
CGP 200 $55 $55
CGP 210 $55 $55
CGP 220 $55 $55
CGP 230 $55 $55
CGP 250 $55 $55
CGP 251 $55 $55
CGP 252 $55 $55
CGP 255 $55 $55
CGP 260 $55 $55
CGP 261 $55 $55
CGP 262 $55 $55
CGP 265 $55 $55
CGP 297 $55 $55
CHM 105 $20 $0
CHM 117 $0 $20
LWE 120 $1,450 $1,450¢
LWE 130 $2,575 $2,625¢
LWE 131 $2,575 $2,625¢
EPR 185 $0 $140
NUR 100 $155 $155
NUR 101 $155 $155
NUR 190 $200 $200
NUR 201 $40 $40
NUR 202 $40 $40
NUR 204 $175 $175
NUR 212 $175 $175
NUR 220 $150 $150
PED 135 $0-30 $30
PHY 100 $20 $20
PHY 101 $20 $20



CourseSummer FeeFall Fee
PHY 123 $20 $20
PHY 124 $20 $20
PHY 203 $20 $20
PHY 204 $20 $20
RDG 125 $30 $30
RST 120 $150 $150
RST 132 $180 $180
RST 210 $150 $150
RST 245 $180 $180
RST 297 $180 $180
TEC 200 $0 $55
TEC 260 $0 $55
TEC 265 $0 $55
TEC 270 $0 $55
VIN 111 $60 $60
VIN 112 $60 $60
VIN 113 $60 $60
VIN 114 $60 $60
VIN 115 $60 $60
VIN 210 $120 $0
VIN 246 $0 $60
VIN 247 $60 $60
VIN 257 $120 $120
VIN 259 $120 $120
VIN 266 $150 $150
VIN 268 $150 $150

¢A large portion of the LWE supplemental course fee is dictated by the Missouri Sheriffs' Training Academy.



Selected Special Fees

Admissions Application Fee (Non-Refundable) $15
Duplicate Diploma Fee $20
Fee for sending documents via overnight mail inside the continental United States by registration & records $25
Fee for sending documents via overnight mail outside the continental United States by registration & records Prevailing Rates
Replacement of Identification Card $5
Returned Check Charge $30
Graduation Fee first degree/additional degree $55/$20

Calculating required tuition & fees

Multiply the number of credit hours for each course by the appropriate per-credit-hour fee based on the type of the course, add the tuition for all courses and add the student services fee appropriate for the total number of credit hours enrolled.

¥Example (for a Missouri resident during 2014 Fall Semester):

Fee Rate
Course Fees
ENG 110 3 $114 $342 $0
COM 115 3 $114 $342 $0
BMS 110 4 $114 $456 $20
RST 130 2 $137 $274 $0
MTH 103 (online) 3 $129 $387 $0
Total 15 hours - $1,801 $20
Total Tuition: $1,801
Student Services Fees: $150
Total Required Student Fees: $1,951
Total Supplemental Course Fees: $20
Total Incidental Fees: $1,971

€ Refer to the Student Services Fees section for more information.

¥ The required student fee schedule is subject to revision by the Board of Governors without notice.

Summer/Fall fee refund schedule +

Summer Session

June 9-10 100%
June 11-13 75%
June 14-23 50%
June 24-July 8 25%
After July 8 No Refund

Fall Semester

Aug. 18-22 100%
Aug. 23-29 75%
Aug. 30-Sept. 15 50%
Sept. 16-Oct. 15 25%
After Oct. 15 No Refund

+Fee refunds are calculated by credit hour.
Refund schedules for course sessions other than those listed above may be obtained from the registration and records office.
Note: For students who are recipients of Federal Title IV student aid, refunds will be made in accordance with all applicable federal regulations. (See note under "Financial Aid")

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My Payment Plan

Students may enroll in My Payment Plan. Student fees must be paid in monthly installments as indicated by the fee payment deadlines. 2014 Summer Payment Plan due dates are June 15 and July 15. Fall Payment Plan due dates are Sept. 15, Oct. 15 and Nov. 15. The business office utilizes a third party credit card processing company for payments on University accounts. A convenience fee of 2.75 percent is now applied to Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit and debit card payments. For more information, terms and conditions, visit the business office in Cass Hall or call (417) 255-7260.


Notification that a bill is ready to be viewed will be transmitted electronically to the student's University email account and payments may be made online. To access electronic bills and payment information, log into http://mygrizzlyden.missouristate.edu. No paper bills will be sent to students or parents.

Additional information can be found at: http://wp.missouristate.edu/businessoffice/

Note: It is the student's responsibility to complete payment whether or not additional statements are received. Payments must be received (not mailed) by the due date specified. In addition, students who withdraw from the University may continue to owe fees if the withdrawal is not requested in writing on or before the first two days of the term for the summer session and the first five days of the fall semester. Refer to the Fee Refund Schedule for more information.

Residency for Fee Purposes

Because Missouri State University-West Plains is a state-assisted institution, fees for Missouri residents are lower than those for non-residents. A student's residence status is determined at the time of admission according to a policy recommended by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education and adopted by the Missouri State University Board of Governors. Copies of this policy are available on request from the admissions office. Current students seeking a change in their resident classification should contact the admissions office.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. We recommend that you apply as early as possible to have funds available for the next semester.

To apply for federal and state financial aid, students must apply on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http://www.fafsa.gov and must include Missouri State University-West Plains' school code (031060). For more information or to obtain a Scholarship and Financial Aid Handbook, contact the Missouri State University-West Plains financial aid office in Cass Hall or call (417) 255-7243.

Note: Return of Title IV Funds (Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loans): If a student who received federal financial aid funds withdraws during a semester, monies that were disbursed to the student after institutional charges were paid may have to be repaid by the student. Check with the financial aid office for more information and examples of how a withdrawal could affect you.

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Request information

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If you would like to:

  • Receive more information about Missouri State University-West Plains
  • Schedule a campus tour
  • Receive additional information on any of our degree programs

You may:

Important phone numbers

Admissions (417) 255-7955
Business Office (417) 255-7260
Career Services/Higher Education Resource Center (417) 255-7230
Drago College Store (417) 255-7227
Financial Aid (417) 255-7243
Nursing (417) 255-7245
Registration/Records (417) 255-7979
Mountain Grove Campus (417) 547-7575
Missouri State University Outreach (417) 255-7931
Missouri State University Teacher Education (417) 255-7930
Advisement and Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (AACCESS) (417) 255-7222
Toll Free (888) 466-7897

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