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Financial Aid & Services

Tuition, Costs and Fees

If you're looking for information about tuition and fee information at Missouri State, a good place to start is our Tuition, Costs and Fees page.  This page provides an overview of financial information, including typical yearly costs for undergrauate and graduate students, fee deadlines, residence hall rates, and more. 

Financial Aid

Financing a college education can be difficult.  Our Office of Student Financial Aid recognizes that, and they want to help your student and you identify as many avenues for financial assistance as available. Start the process for applying for financial aid by reading their website and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and inform yourself about various types of aid that might be available to your student and you.  Financial aid options include:

The Office of Student Financial Aid has put together a helpful frequently asked questions page; we recommend reviewing it if you are looking for information.  If your question is not answered here, please contact them

While we at the Family Association would love to help answer financial aid questions, limited access to students' financial records and lack of knowledge about frequently changing regulations prevents us from answering many questions.

Financial Services

As its name implies, Financial Services works to provide University community members (including students) with accurate financial information and manage University financial resources.  Students and family members should be aware of some of these important services.

Bursar's Office

The Bursar's Office serves as the cashier for the University.  It processes payments from students, faculty, staff, university departments and businesses.  If you need to pay any type of bill to Missouri State, it will likely need to be sent to the Bursar's Office.  There are a variety of payment options available to students and family members.  Parents and family members should be aware that if they want to make online payments for students, they will need to create a CASHnet account; instructions can be found here.

Other frequently asked questions (like how to deposit money on students' BearPass Cards or cash personal checks) can be found on the Bursar's Office page, as well.

My Payment Plan

My Payment Plan allows students in good financial standing to make charges on their University accounts for required student fees, residence hall charges, Taylor Health Center Charges, parking permits and fines, bookstore charges, and a variety of other charges and pay for those charges in installments. Charges incurred for and during the Fall and Spring semesters can be paid in three monthly installments during their respective semesters; charges incurred for and during the Summer semester can be paid in two monthly installments during the semester.  Please visit the link above for more information about terms, restrictions, and other information about the My Payment Plan.