SOAR: Student Orientation, Advisement and Orientation

Fees and Payment Information

SOAR fees cover costs associated with providing the SOAR program, including meals, refreshments, social activities, publications and materials provided to participants, services of SOAR leaders and advisors, and other administrative costs.

Session fees

The fees for a SOAR session break down as follows:

Two-day sessions in June and July

FeeAmountIncludes...
Student orientation program $125 Overnight housing, lunch and dinner on first day of program and breakfast on second day
Family orientation program $30 per family member Dinner on first day of program
Overnight accommodation $25 per person, per night Hot breakfast on second day of program

One-day sessions in January and August and for June summer school

FeeAmountIncludes...
Student orientation program $50 Lunch during program
Family orientation program $30 per family member Lunch during program

No overnight campus accommodations available during one-day sessions.

Paying SOAR fees

SOAR fees must be paid online at the time of session registration. Payment is required to confirm your registration. 

Payment Options

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit and debit cards and electronic check (e-check) payments are accepted.  A 2.75% convenience fee is applied to all credit and debit card payments; e-check payments do not incur this fee. Learn more about this fee. 

SOAR Fee Discount Request

Domestic undergraduate freshman may request a 50 percent discount in the student SOAR fee.  Discounts are eligible to students who can demonstrate extreme financial difficulty through one or more of the following indicators:

  • Student is enrolled in a federal free or reduced-price lunch program at school
  • Student is enrolled in a federally funded program for the economically disadvantaged (such as GEAR UP or Upward Bound)
  • Student resides in a foster home, is a ward of the state, or is homeless
  • Student's family receives low-income public assistance or lives in federally subsidized public housing

Students should complete a Student SOAR Fee Reduction Request form and submit verification documents via mail, fax, or delivery to the SOAR office prior to registering for a SOAR session.. Only discounts for the student orientation program fee will be provided; family orientation program fees and overnight accommodation fees cannot be discounted. 

As registration for SOAR sessions should not be completed until SOAR staff consider and decide upon requests, students are encouraged to submit their request early to receive the widest range of sessions possible. 

View the Student SOAR Fee Reduction Request form

 

Cancellations and Refund Requests

Students or family members who wish to cancel their SOAR reservation (or parts, such as family attendance, etc.) may submit a refund request. This request must be submitted at least five business days prior to their SOAR session. Refunds granted will be credited to the account used to pay the SOAR fees, minus a $10 processing fee.

Refund requests made within five business days of your SOAR session will not be granted, as resources will have been reserved and expended on behalf of the attendees. Please note that informing another university office about your decision to not attend Missouri State does not cancel your SOAR registration or provide you a refund.

Submit a Cancellation and Refund Request