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University of Missouri-Columbia Tuition & Cost

Columbia, Missouri

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Missouri Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University of Missouri Columbia
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,032
Other Fees$1,458
Room and Board $10,796
Other Expenses Budget$5,350
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of Missouri Columbia
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,032
Other Fees$1,458
Room and Board $10,796
Other Expenses Budget$5,350

Residents of Missouri pay an annual total price of $28,653 to attend University of Missouri Columbia on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $10,017 for tuition, $10,796 room and board, $1,032 for books and supplies and $1,458 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $47,628 which is 66.2% higher than Missouri residents. The tuition charge is $28,992 while room and board is $10,796, books and supplies are $1,032 and other fees come in at $1,458.

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

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Missouri Columbia when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income University of Missouri Columbia
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,005
$30,001 to $48,000$11,386
$48,001 to $75,000$13,715
$75,001 to $110,000$19,956

The average reported annual net price for University of Missouri Columbia for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,930 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

91% of full-time undergrad University of Missouri Columbia received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $11,088 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 40% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,354 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $15,798.

Finanical Aid University of Missouri Columbia
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $11,088 91%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $8,775 82%
Pell Grants $4,553 24%
Other Federal Grants $1,177 44%
State and Local Grants $2,581 35%
Federal Student Loans $5,354 40%
Other Student Loans $15,798 8%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Missouri Columbia, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $63,036. The loan balance of $63,036 is a four year multiple of the $15,759 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 $601 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $63,036
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $601.43
Total Interest Paid $9,135.96
Sum of All Loan Payments $72,171.96

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Missouri Residents Non Residents
1 $28,653 $47,628
2 $29,850 $49,618
3 $31,097 $51,691
4 $32,397 $53,851

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Missouri Columbia to be $114,612 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.2% 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 University of Missouri Columbia
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Missouri Residents $334 $1,002 $1,336
Out of State Residents $966 $2,898 $3,864

Estimated cost for a class at University of Missouri Columbia 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 University of Missouri Columbia versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Missouri Columbia Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
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=178396 IPEDS survey data for University of Missouri Columbia.