Tuition, Cost and Fees

For a detailed breakdown of the cost of attendance at Missouri State, please visit Tuition, Costs and Fees.

In-state Tuition Policy

Eligibility requirements for students requesting in-state tuition must meet the guidelines established by university policy, as well as state and federal law. Missouri State is in full compliance with the "Choice Act." Due to the overall complexity of the tuition policy, and changes in law, students are asked to call or email the Veteran Student Center to verify their eligibility for instate tuition.

In accordance with MSU policy and the Choice Act, the following individuals not otherwise qualified as Missouri residents for fee purposes will be eligible for the in-state rate:

  • A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in the State of Missouri while attending a school located in the State of Missouri (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the State of Missouri while attending a school located in the State of Missouri (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in the State of Missouri while attending a school located in the State of Missouri (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or death described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.

Procedure to Receive Benefit

The procedure for receiving this benefit is as follows:

  • Students are required to present a copy of their (or their sponsor's) DD-214 and verification of entitlement through one of the aforementioned VA education benefit programs via the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the Veteran Student Center.

Questions

For any questions please contact the Veteran Student Center at 417-836-6199 and/or VeteranServices@missouristate.edu.