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Missouri State University-Springfield Tuition & Cost

Springfield, Missouri

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Missouri Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Missouri State University Springfield
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,098
Room and Board $9,436
Other Expenses Budget$4,238

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Missouri State University Springfield
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,098
Room and Board $9,436
Other Expenses Budget$4,238

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Missouri State University Springfield for undergraduate students residing in Missouri is $7,196. Room and board charges total $9,436 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,200 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,098 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,238 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Missouri State University Springfield full time should expect a total annual cost of $23,168.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Missouri State University Springfield is $15,400 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $9,436 for room and board, $1,200 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,098. Students are advised to budget $4,238 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $31,372. This figure is 35.4% higher than what Missouri residents pay.

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

The average reported annual net price for Missouri State University Springfield for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,804 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Missouri State University Springfield, 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 Missouri State University Springfield
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,381
$30,001 to $48,000$13,144
$48,001 to $75,000$15,950
$75,001 to $110,000$17,994

Financial Aid

93% of full-time undergrad Missouri State University Springfield received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,970 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 52% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,225 and 11% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,199.

Finanical Aid Missouri State University Springfield
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,970 93%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,792 73%
Pell Grants $4,810 29%
Other Federal Grants $999 74%
State and Local Grants $2,134 37%
Federal Student Loans $5,225 52%
Other Student Loans $10,199 11%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Missouri State University Springfield, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $47,304. The loan balance of $47,304 is a four year multiple of the $11,826 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 $502 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 $47,304
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $501.50
Total Interest Paid $12,876.14
Sum of All Loan Payments $60,180.14

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Missouri Residents Non Residents
1 $23,168 $31,372
2 $23,956 $32,439
3 $24,771 $33,543
4 $25,614 $34,684

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Missouri State University Springfield to be $92,672 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.4% 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 Missouri State University Springfield
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Missouri Residents $257 $771 $1,028
Out of State Residents $550 $1,650 $2,200

Estimated cost for a class at Missouri State University Springfield 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 Missouri State University Springfield versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Missouri State University Springfield Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179566 IPEDS survey data for Missouri State University Springfield.