Tuition, Cost and Fees

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Missouri State-West Plains is a great place to start that investment. With fees lower than most four-year colleges and a comprehensive scholarship and financial aid program, Missouri State-West Plains is one of the most affordable options available.

Tuition, costs and fees graph 2020-21 Missouri State-West Plains tuition and fees for Missouri residents $4,620* (Based on 30 credit-hours per year) Average tuition and fees for other Missouri institutions Missouri two-year public (out of district) $5,592* Missouri four-year public $8,881* Missouri four-year private non-profit: $20,599+ * Source: Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development Fiscal Year 2021 + Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System 2019-20 data
Tuition, costs and fees graph 2020-21 Missouri State-West Plainstuition and fees for Missouri residents $4,620* (Based on 30 credit-hours per year) Average tuition and fees for other Missouri institutions Missouri two-year public (out of district) $5,592* Missouri four-year public $8,881* Missouri four-year private non-profit: $20,599++ * Source: Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development Fiscal Year 2021 + Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System 2019-20 data

Estimated yearly costs for students, 2020-21

  Missouri resident Non-Missouri resident
Tuition and fees (based on 30 credit hours) $4,620 $8,640
Books and supplies (estimate) $811 $811
Room and Board $6,568 $6,568
Other expenses (transportation & etc.) $3,275 $3,275
Total $15,274 $19,294

Note: Tuition and fees are estimates based on assumptions about individual enrollment. Fees vary based on program of study.

Personal expenses

Personal expenses will vary according to your lifestyle. The financial aid office estimates the cost of transportation, automobile maintenance, insurance, recreation, clothing and other personal expenses will average $3,275 per year for students.

Complete fee schedule

The Board of Governors approves the fee schedule, which includes all tuition and fee rates. 

Examine detailed costs and fees

A comprehensive listing of tuition, student services and enrollment fees

Net price calculator

A tool to estimate your personal cost of attending Missouri State-West Plains, including estimates for financial aid

A+ scholarship

A Missouri program that pays most of eligible students' costs for two-year degrees

Explore financial aid

90% of Fall 2018 full-time freshmen received some type of financial aid