Detailed Costs and Fees

Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 Required Student Fees

Required student fees are a combination of tuition and student services fees. Following is a summary of the fees approved by the Board of Governors.

See the General Fees page for additional fee information.

West Plains Campus Resident and Non-Resident Required Student Fees: Tuition

Tuition for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018:

Tuition will be assessed based on the following per credit hour:Missouri ResidentsNon-Residents
Tuition (except for online, NUR and RST prefix courses) $124 $248
Tuition for Online Courses $142 $142
Tuition for NUR (Nursing)1 $159 $318
Tuition for RST (Respiratory Therapy)2 $149 $298
Tuition for VESTA $210 $210
1 Regular tuition rates are charged for NUR 197, NUR 297
2 Regular tuition rates are charged for RST 120

Common Fees for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018:

All students at Missouri State University-West Plains will be assessed a Common fee of $17 per credit hour. The Common Fee is replacing the Student Service Fees as well as the Admissions Application Fee, Graduation Fee, Diploma Fee, Transcript Fee and Regalia 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.

3The Student Computer and Technology Usage Fee is assessed on all credit hours through 18 hours at $5 per credit hour for a maximum of $90.

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

Courses offered through the off-campus high school dual-credit and dual-enrollment programs are charged 50 percent of the tuition for a Missouri resident.

Corporate Education course fees will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

All fees assessed must be paid in full by specified fee deadlines; otherwise, a student's future registration is canceled.

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

Viticulture and Enology students are charged Common Fee and supplemental course fees.

Senior citizens pay supplemental course fees.

Exceptions to the Student Fee Schedule:

  1. The dean of academic affairs has the authority to approve exceptions to the above required student fee schedule for courses for which the fees must be negotiated with outside agencies.
  2. The dean of academic affairs or a designee also may specify courses or students for which the Common Fee will not be assessed. These will generally be courses for which the students are not required to come to the campus for more than a short period.