The Missouri State University Board of Governors Executive Committee today (April 17) approved a tentative increase to tuition and fees for 2019-20.
President Clif Smart emphasized that the amounts approved could be reduced or waived.
“We have requested an adjustment to our state appropriation,” Smart said. “Thanks to the work of our legislative leaders, our request has been well received and we are hopeful that it will be approved.
“While we approved an increase in tuition and fees today, we hope that state revenues will allow an increase in our state funding. If that happens, the board will consider waiving some portion of the increases or phasing them in over several years.”
Tuition will remain below state, national averages
Over the last decade, tuition at Missouri State University has increased by less than inflation.
The executive committee approved a 5 percent tuition increase for 2019-20, but a final decision on how much of that increase will actually be charged won’t be made until June.
Undergraduate Missouri students could see a tuition increase of up to $11 per credit hour. Including tuition and student fees, this amounts to an approximate increase of $374 over the amount charged in the current year.
Even with the increase, tuition and room and board expenses would continue to be less than most colleges in the state and significantly lower than national averages.
“Missouri State continues to be one of the most affordable universities in Missouri, and the student experience is unmeasurable compared to our benchmark institutions,” said Student Body President Isaiah Villarreal.
“With the recent tuition and fee increase, Missouri State can continue to provide essential and critical resources to students and continue to enhance the college experience. Missouri State remains committed to allowing students to complete a quality degree at a reasonable cost.”
Other tuition changes
- Graduate students from Missouri could see an increase of up to $10 per credit hour
- Undergraduate tuition for out-of-state students could increase up to $18 per credit hour
- Graduate student tuition for out-of-state students could increase up to $21 per credit hour
- Internet and dual credit fees will not be increased
Additional details about tuition and fees be posted in the Missouri State’s Fee Schedule.