Students conversing between classes.

Electronic Schedules

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

Official Printed Schedule (PDF 1.8 MB)

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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, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or of 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. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the West Plains campus Equal Opportunity Liaison/Deputy Title IX Coordinator Brenda Polyard at (417) 255-7966 or the equal opportunity officer/Title IX coordinator, office for institutional equity and compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, (417) 836-4252, or to the office for civil rights.

Missouri State University-West Plains

Missouri State University-West Plains is one of three campuses within the Missouri State University system. Missouri State-West Plains empowers students to achieve personal success and to enrich their local and global communities. As a two-year public institution, the campus provides accessible, affordable and quality educational opportunities.

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, Missouri. 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 degree in General Studies (AA) at the extended campus in Mountain Grove and online.

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: Missouri State University-Springfield offers select bachelor's and master's degree programs through its local outreach office: Missouri State Outreach. For more information, call the outreach office at (417) 255-7931.

Housing Options

Missouri State University-West Plains offers two residence halls, the Grizzly House and Grizzly Lofts. For information concerning both housing options, go to:

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 provides a wide range of information.

Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT)

Missouri State-West Plains, the South Central Career Center and the City of West Plains have joined forces to bring advanced technical training to area residents through GOCAT. Degree and certificate programs in technology are available, or residents can participate in customized training opportunities. Learn more at

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 outlines the services offered through the aquatics & wellness, Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), and theater and events programs.


10 Great Reasons to Choose Missouri State-West Plains

  • Quality Education
  • Affordable
  • A+ Eligible Institution
  • Transfer and Career Programs
  • Bachelor's & Master's Completion Programs
  • Activities, Clubs, Study Abroad and More
  • On-Campus & Near-Campus Housing
  • Average Class Size: 15
  • Online Degree Program
  • Evening College

2018 Spring dates & deadlines

2018 Spring Intersession*
Jan. 8-12 (M-F) Spring Intersession
Jan. 11 (R) Last day to drop or withdraw, change to pass/not pass or audit
2018 Spring Session
Dates refer to the 16-week session. Shorter sessions are offered and run concurrently wih the full session. Contact the registration and records office for short session deadline dates.
Nov. 11 (Sat)-Jan. 15 (M)# Spring regular registration
Jan. 12 (F) Senior citizen registration
Jan. 15 (M) Last day to register
Jan. 15 (M)

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No classes/Offices closed)

Jan. 16 (T) Classes begin
Jan. 22 (M) Last day of change of schedule period
Feb. 15 (R) First spring payment due in business office
Feb. 19 (M) President's Day Holiday (No classes/Offices closed)
March 7 (W) Spring 2018 Mid-Semester
March 10-18 (Sat-Sun) Spring Break (No classes/Offices open)
March 15 (R) Second spring payment due in business office
March 29 (R) Spring Holiday (No classes/Offices open)
March 30 (F) Spring Holiday (No classes/Offices closed)
April 15 (Sun) Final spring payment due in business office
April 16-20 (M-F) Special Populations and Early Registration for Summer/Fall 2018
April 21 (Sat) Summer and Fall Regular Registration begins
May 3 (R) Last day to drop/withdraw, change to pass/not pass or to audit
May 10 (R) Last day of 2018 spring semester classes
May 14-17 (M-R) 2018 spring final examination period
May 18 (F) Last official day of spring semester; final grades due by noon
May 19 (Sat) 2018 Commencement
May 22 (T) Grades viewable on web at 1 p.m.
May 24 (R) Transcripts with 2018 spring grades available
June 29 (F) Transcrpits with 2018 spring degrees available
* The spring intersession is considered part of the spring semester for admission, registration, grading and graduation purposes.
# Web Registration 24/7; registration and records office, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Dates & deadlines disclaimer

Due to the early publication deadlines, it is unavoidable that there will be a few schedule changes between the printing date of this book and the beginning of the semester. We have done our best to ensure the accuracy at the time of printing. For the most current schedule, visit our website at

Rendering of the new Hass-Darr Hall

Above is an early rendering of the exterior of Hass-Darr Hall once it is completed from Dake-Wells Architecture in Springfield. The facility was named Hass-Darr Hall in recognition of significant gifts from Mary Hass Sheid, West Plains, and the William R. Hass family, Springfield, and William and Virginia Darr, Springfield.

Hass-Darr Hall to Open Spring 2018

Missouri State- West Plains is renovating and adding on to the former West Plains Post Office on Garfield Avenue. The $4.1 million construction/renovation project is scheduled to open in early 2018. When completed, the facility will serve as a welcome center and student union, in addition to housing, an expanded bookstore, the honors program, tutoring services and other much needed classroom and administrative office space. 

Alumni Spotlight: D'ette Miller

D'ette-Miller and husband Keenan
  • Director of Purchasing at Aldi
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies, Missouri State-West Plains
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management, Missouri University of Science and Technology-Rolla
  • Hometown: Salem, Missouri
  • Currently Resides: Batavia, Illinois

"As an incoming freshman, I think it's fair to say that everyone is unaware of who they are and who they will become. Having the experiences I did at Missouri State- West Plains helped me begin to really grow into the person I am today: more confident, more comfortable with myself and who I am, and more open to seeing things from a different perspective."

Celebrating 25 Years of Grizzly Athletics 1993-2018

Celebrating 25 Years of Grizzly Athletics!

Come out and celebrate 25 years of Grizzly Athletics at the 2017-18 Homecoming Game Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018! The Grizzlies will meet Region 16 rival Three Rivers in a battle royale that you won't want to miss! Stay tuned for more details about the celebration!

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 by Nov. 1 for the spring 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 until a subsequent semester to enroll.

If seeking financial aid: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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 placement tests, attend orientation and register for classes.

Step one – Admission

  • Submit an application for admission to the admissions office.
  • Request high school transcript be sent directly to the admissions office or request General Equivalency Diploma (GED), High School Equivalency Test (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 sent directly to the admissions office if you have taken or are currently taking any courses for college credit. Students with 24 or more transferable hours are not required to provide high school transcript.

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

Nondegree-seeking Students: There are several admission categories for students who wish to take courses but do not wish to pursue a degree. Go to our admissions website or contact the admissions office for options, requirements and limitations.

Readmission: Former students who have not been enrolled for one academic year or more must apply for readmission. Returning students are encouraged to initiate the admission and registration processes well in advance of the semester in 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 62 years of age who wishes to take an academic course offered by the University on an audit, 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 admissions office 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 the ACT, for admission; however, to ensure students are placed in courses in which they will be successful, students must take either the ACT or ACCUPLACER test to determine placement in classes that have a math or reading prerequisite. A student's placement in English courses will be determined by a self-evaluation of the student's writing skills. Contact the Advisement and Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (AACCESS) at (417) 255-7222 for information about the English placement process. For information about ACT or ACCUPLACER tests needed for courses that require a math or 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.

ACCUPLACER: Students may take the ACCUPLACER test instead of the ACT for placement in courses that require certain math and reading scores. Students also may take the ACCUPLACER to challenge placement as determined by ACT. Missouri State University-West Plains offers the ACCUPLACER by appointment. Please contact the testing center at 417-255-7943 to make an appointment to take the ACCUPLACER.

Transfer students with more than 24 hours who do not have English composition credits will need to contact AACCESS 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 IDS 150 requirement will be waived for transfer students with 24 or more transfer credit hours with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Transfer students without transferable college-level math and writing credits, as indicated by the student's academic records, must have an ACT or ACCUPLACER score on file.

Mountain Grove Placement: ACCUPLACER testing is given by appointment at the Mountain Grove campus. Call (417) 547-7575 to schedule a testing appointment.

West Plains Placement: To pre-register for placement tests or for more information, call the testing center at 417-255-7943.

West Plains Testing: Students taking online classes may take proctored tests at the West Plains campus. Please call 417-255-7943 to schedule an appointment and let your teacher know passwords and instructions should be sent to

Mountain Grove Testing: Students taking online classes may take proctored tests at the Mountain Grove campus. Please call (417) 547-7575 to schedule an appointment and let your teacher know passwords and instructions should be sent to

Step Three - Housing

Housing Options: Grizzly House is the University's first residential facility located in the heart of campus, and Grizzly Lofts is the newest residential community located just a few blocks from campus in the renovated International Shoe Company building. Learn more about the residence halls, housing rates, contract terms and meal plans at

Housing Policy: All single students under 21 years of age who have completed fewer than 30 hours of transferable credit after high school graduation and live outside of the campus' seven-county primary service area (Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas and Wright counties) are required to live in University housing. These students must have on file a completed Student Housing Contract or an approved Request for Exception form before enrolling in classes at Missouri State-West Plains.

Step four - Registration/Orientation

Students should register for classes prior to the first day of the spring semester, Jan. 16, 2018. Students seeking to register after the start of the semester may appeal to the dean of academic affairs. Appeals only will 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 a 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 Advising and Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (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, Dec. 1 10:00 AM
Friday, Dec. 8 10:00 AM
Monday, Jan. 8 10:00 AM

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.

Textbooks: Students may access the textbook list by going to

Student Registration

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

Meet with your advisor and get started!
ASK Week – Oct. 23-27

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 appointments with their advisors by phone, University email or by signing up on the schedule posted on the door of their advisor's office.

For a listing of advisors, go to the "Advisement Personnel" link at

Residence Life Manager


Students may register on the web or in the office of registration and records office. 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. To be eligible for registration, the student's account balance must be paid in full.
  3. 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:
    2. Click on the My Grizzly Den link.
    3. Log on with the same BearPass Login/BearPass 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 channel, click on "Registration Status."
    6. Select appropriate term.

    Any holds should be settled by contacting the appropriate office.

  4. Students may web register through My Grizzly Den at any time except when system maintenance occurs each week from midnight on Friday to 2:00 a.m. Saturday.
  5. Directions for web registration may be accessed at:
  6. Students also may register in the office of registration and records 8:00 AM-5:00 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

Early registration is available for students that have a zero (0) balance on their account at the time they wish to register.

October 30-31 8:00 AM
Students in special programs
(Ambassadors, athletics, early-degree, honors program, nursing, respiratory care, veterans registered with veteran services & students who require special assistance)
Nov. 1 8:00 AM
Students with 45+ credit hours completed*
Nov. 2 8:00 AM
Students with 30+ credit hours completed*
Nov. 3 8:00 AM
Students with 20+ credit hours completed*
Nov. 6 8:00 AM
Students with 15+ credit hours completed*
Nov. 7 8:00 AM
Students with 10+ credit hours completed*
Nov. 8 8:00 AM
Students with 5+ credit hours completed*
Nov. 9 8:00 AM
Students currently registered, students with less than 5 credit hours completed*
Nov. 10 8:00 AM
Students with less than 5 hours completed*
Nov. 11 8:00 AM
Early Registration on web**
* Completed hours include transfer and institution hours but do not include in-progress hours.
** Web Registration 24/7; registration and records office, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Regular Registration Dates¥

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

Spring Registration

Students should register for classes before the first day of the semester (Jan. 16, 2018). 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.

Nov. 11-Jan. 15 Spring Regular Registration

Senior Citizens Registration

Jan. 5- Senior Citizens for Spring Intersession
Jan. 12- Senior Citizens for Spring Session
* Web registration 24/7; office of registration and records Monday through Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Mountain Grove Campus registration

Students may register at Shannon Hall, 401 East 17th St., during early and regular registration. 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:
  2. Click on My Grizzly Den:
  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/Canceled Class Sections"
  7. Select Spring 2018 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 low enrollment classes will be canceled by the following dates:

Spring 2018

Jan. 10 5:00 PM

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

West Plains campus resident & non-resident tuition & fees

Tuition for 2018 Spring 2018 Spring
Tuition will be assessed per credit hour based on the following: Missouri Residents Non-Missouri Residents
Tuition (except for online, NUR and RSC prefix courses) $124 $248
Tuition for Online courses $142 $142

Tuition for NUR*

*prefix courses, except for NUR 197 and NUR 297

$159 $318

Tuition for RSC**

**prefix courses, except for RSC 120

$149 $298
Tuition for VIN $210 $210

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

2018 Spring Fees

All students enrolled at Missouri State University-West Plains will be assessed a Common Fee of $17 per credit hour. The Common Fee is replacing the Student Services Fee as well as the Admissions Application Fee, Graduation Fee, Diploma Fee, Transcript and Regaila Fee (cap and gown). In addition, the Common Fee includes funds for a subscription to Chalk & Wire, which is an online ePortfolio system used throughout each student's academic career at Missouri State University-West Plains. Students enrolled in the high school off-campus dual-credit program will be charged a modified common fee of $6 per credit hour. Supplemental course fees will be charged in full, where applicable.

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 course, add the tuition for all courses and add the student common fee(s) appropriate for the total number of credit hours enrolled.

**Example (for a Missouri resident during the Spring 2018 Semester)£:
Course Credit Hours Per-Credit-Hour Fee Rate Tuition Supplemental Course Fees
English 110 3 $124 $372 $0
Communication 115 3 $124 $372 $0
Biomedical Sciences 110 4 $124 $496 $20
Respiratory Care 130 2 $149 $298 $0
Mathematics 103 (online) 3 $142 $426 $0
Total Tuition and Supplemental Course Fees 15 - $1,964 $20
Total Tuition: $1,964
Student Common Fees ($17 x 15 credit-hours) $255
Total Required Student Fees: $2,219
Total Supplemental Course Fees: $20
Total Incidental Fees: $2,239

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

Selected Special Fees for 2018 Spring

Fee for sending documents via overnight mail inside the continental United States by registration & records $25
Replacement of Identification Card $5
Returned Check Charge $30
Fee for sending documents via overnight mail outside the continental United States by registration and records Prevailing Rates

For more information on spring 2018 fees, see the 2017-2018 Catalog. Fees are subject to revision by the Board of Governors without notice. Missouri State University- West Plains is an A+ eligible institution.


Supplemental course fees for 2018 Spring

Course Fee
AGR 101 $20
AGR 104 $20
AGR 157 $20
AGR 162 $130
AGR 163 $130
AGR 164 $130
AGR 170 $20
AGR 171 $20
AGR 172 $20
AGR 173 $20
AGR 174 $20
AGR 175 $20
AGR 177 $20
AGR 178 $20
AGR 191 $20
AGR 196 $20
AGR 216 $20
AGR 262 $155
AGR 263 $130
AGR 264 $130
ALH 100 $15
ALH 105


ART 98 $20
ART 100 $20
ART 101 $20
ART 115 $20
ART 202 $20
AST 113 $20
AST 114 $20
AST 115 $20
BIO 100 $40
BIO 111 $20
BIO 121 $20
BIO 122 $20
BIO 210 $20
BMS 110 $20
BMS 267


BMS 268 $25
CFD 260 $45
CGP 110 $55


Course Fee
CGP 115 $55
CGP 125 $55
CGP 145 $55
CGP 150 $55
CGP 155 $55
CGP 160 $55
CGP 170 $55
CGP 175 $55
CGP 180 $55
CGP 197 $20/CH
CGP 200 $55
CGP 210 $55
CGP 220 $55
CGP 250 $55
CGP 255 $55
CGP 260 $55
CGP 265 $55
CGP 270 $55
CGP 297 $55
CHM 117 $20
CHM 161 $20
CIS 101 $155
CIS 197 $20/CH
CIS 201 $155
CIS 205 $55
CIS 229 $55
CIS 290 $155
CSC 197 $20/CH
EGR 100 $10
EGR 110 $30
EPR 185 $140
GRY 100 $20
GRY 197 $150
HIT 297 $70
KIN 135 $30
NUR 100 $155
NUR 101 $155
NUR 190 $200
NUR 201 $40
NUR 201 $40
NUR 204 $200
Course Fee
NUR 212 $200
NUR 220 $150
PHY 100 $20
PHY 101 $20
PHY 123 $20
PHY 124 $20
PHY 203 $20
PHY 204 $20
QBA 237 $135
RDG 125 $30
RSC 120 $150
RSC 132 $180
RSC 210 $150
RSC 245 $180
RSC 297 $180
TEC 200 $55
TEC 245 $55
TEC 260 $55
TEC 265 $55
TEC 270 $55
TEC 275 $55
VIN 111 $60
VIN 212 $60
VIN 214 $60
VIN 215 $60
VIN 246 $60
VIN 247 $60
VIN 257 $120
VIN 259 $120
VIN 266 $120
VIN 268 $120
FCA 150 $2,411*
FCA 155 $2,411*
LWE 190 $3,125**
LWE 191 $3,125**
TEC 111 $674*
TEC 123 $619*
TEC 165 $674*
TEC 175 $719*

*A large portion of the course fee is dictated by the South Central Career Center.

**A large portion of the course fee is dictated by the Missouri Sheriff's Training Academy.


Spring 2018 Refund Schedule+

Jan. 16-22 100%
Jan. 23-29 75%
Jan. 30- Feb. 12 50%
Feb. 13-March 20 25%
March 21- May 3 No Refund

+Tuition refunds are calculated by credit hour.

+Refund schedules for course sessions other than those listed above may be obtained from the office of registration and records office. (This includes, but is not limited to: short courses, five-week, eight-week, ten-week courses; and any other courses that are not a full semester.)

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")

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. Spring payment plan due dates are Feb. 15, March 15, and April 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 NO PAPER BILLS WILL BE SENT TO STUDENTS OR PARENTS.

Additional information can be found at:

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 five days of the term for the spring 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.

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 and must include Missouri State University-West Plains' school code (031060). For more information, view our Scholarship and Financial Aid Handbook online at If you have questions, 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, money that was 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.

Complete your degree online

Now you can take classes around your schedule and complete the entire Associate of Arts (AA) in General Studies degree online. And you don't have to stop there! The AA degree transfers into many of the online bachelor's degrees offered through Missouri State University.

For more information, visit or call (417) 255-7955.

Earn your degree in the evening at Missouri State University-West Plains!

Missouri State-West Plains offers four degrees with classes starting at 4 p.m. or later. Students can complete an associate's degree in general studies, business, nursing or child and family development. And, they can continue their studies in the Missouri State University's Outreach Program to complete bachelor's degrees in these same areas.

Register now! (417) 255-7255(888) 466-7897

Important phone numbers

Admissions (417) 255-7955
Business Office (417) 255-7260
Career Development 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

Shannon Hall

Extended Campus in Mountain Grove, MO

(417) 547-7575

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