See the Tuition, Costs and Fees page in the office of registration and record website for more information.
Thank you for your interest in the scholarship and financial aid programs at Missouri State University-West Plains. This handbook describes sources of aid available to new and returning students. The various types of aid available through the federal government are described only briefly. More information can be accessed at: studentaid.ed.gov. If you have any questions, please feel free to visit us in the office or call (417) 255-7243 or 1-888-466-7897, option 2.
Missouri State University is a multi-campus metropolitan university system serving a unique combination of urban and rural environments. The University is committed to the creation of a teaching and learning environment that maximizes the student's opportunity to become an educated person.
The University functions through a three-campus system structured to address the needs of the metropolitan area it serves. The system includes a selective admissions campus in Springfield, a two-year open admissions campus at West Plains and a research campus at Mountain Grove.
Missouri State University-West Plains is a teaching and learning institution providing quality post-secondary educational opportunities to the communities we serve, including the seven-county region of Howell, Oregon, Texas, Douglas, Wright, Ozark and Shannon Counties. For years, the college has grown and expanded to offer associate degrees, transfer programs and training for immediate employment, as well as bachelor's and master's degrees from Missouri State University in Springfield. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (ncahlc.org), phone: (312) 263-0456. Enrollment averages 2,200 per semester.
The campus consists of five classroom and administrative buildings: Kellett Hall, M. O. Looney Hall, Emory L. Melton Hall, Michael J. Lybyer Technology Center, Garfield Hall and Cass Hall. In addition to classroom and administrative buildings, the campus includes the Garnett Library, the 60-person Grizzly House residence hall, the Student Recreational Center, the Putnam Student Center, the V. H. Drago College Store and Cass Hall, a one-stop shop for student services. Maintenance and custodial operations are located in the Broadway Building, and the Richards House serves as the residence for the Missouri State University-West Plains Chancellor. Gohn Hall houses Missouri State University’s Outreach program.
Students may use the following information to estimate the costs they are likely to incur for the 2015-2016 academic year. These are estimated expenses and will vary among students; therefore, it is impossible for the financial aid office to specify the exact amount of funding required. Additionally, students should be aware that costs are subject to change without notice. (Amounts listed below reflect costs for the 2014-2015 academic year.)