Private 4 Year

Messenger College Tuition & Cost

Joplin, Missouri

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Messenger College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,380
Room and Board $6,470
Other Expenses Budget$5,775

Annual Prices

The annual tuition to attend Messenger College is $8,400. The cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Room and board fees are an additional $6,470. For educational materials, students should allocate approximately $1,000 for books and supplies plus $1,380 for other fees charged by the school. Finally, students should budget $5,775 for miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. With all these fees considered, the expected total cost to attend Messenger College on a full-time basis is $23,025 per annum.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Messenger College, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Messenger College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$0
$30,001 to $48,000$16,144
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

The average reported annual net price for Messenger College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,764 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

67% of full-time undergrad Messenger College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $3,661 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 67% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,500.

Finanical Aid Messenger College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $3,661 67%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,040 33%
Pell Grants $6,045 33%
Other Federal Grants $236 33%
State and Local Grants $0 0%
Federal Student Loans $5,500 67%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Messenger College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $55,364. The loan balance of $55,364 is a four year multiple of the $13,841 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $587 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $55,364
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $586.95
Total Interest Paid $15,070.06
Sum of All Loan Payments $70,434.06

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $23,025
2 $23,379
3 $23,739
4 $24,104

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Messenger College to be $92,100 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Messenger College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $350 $1,050 $1,400

Estimated cost for a class at Messenger College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Messenger College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Messenger College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=417752 IPEDS survey data for Messenger College.