College is a major investment. Our philosophy is that a quality education should be within the financial reach of all students. MSU is affordable compared to other statewide universities, and our total costs are well below the national average. We also have an emphasis on helping our graduates get good jobs.
Missouri State Keeps Costs Within Reach
Pell Grant recipients from Missouri have all tuition and fees covered
In 2022, we announced the MoState Access Award. This award is available to students who are:
- Incoming freshman or new transfer students,
- Pell Grant eligible and
- a Missouri resident.
Under this program, Missouri State University covers all the student’s remaining tuition costs after subtracting federal, state and institutional grant and scholarship awards. The MoState Access Award can be renewed for eight semesters.
Source: Information reported in 2022 regarding graduates during the 2021-22 academic year using National Association of College and Employers (NACE) standards and protocols
Source: Missouri State fall semester 2022 census enrollment figures
|University of Missouri–St. Louis||$14,400–$17,790|
|University of Missouri–Kansas City||$12,734–$17,564|
|Northwest Missouri State University||$12,726|
|Missouri University of Science and Technology||$14,462–$18,462|
|University of Missouri–Columbia||$14,029–$17,722|
|University of Central Missouri||$9,735|
|Missouri State University||$9,735|
|Southeast Missouri State University||$9,495|
|Truman State University||$9,470|
|Missouri Western State University||$8,970|
|Missouri Southern State University||$8,400|
|Harris-Stowe State University||$6,442|