Fees and Refund Information for Spring and Summer Admits

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

Fees for one-day sessions in January, June, and August:

Fee Amount Includes...
Student orientation program $50 Lunch during program
Family orientation program $30 per family member Lunch during program and SOAR materials

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 deferment

SOAR fee payment may be added to your student account and may be paid later when bills are due. To qualify, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Received an application fee waiver
  • Received an ACT/SAT fee waiver
  • Participate in federal free/reduced lunch program 

If you qualify, submit a request for deferment in writing to newbears@missouristate.edu. Include the following information:

  • Student's first and last name
  • BearPass number (Missouri State student ID number)
  • Reason for which you need deferment of SOAR fees
  • Criteria for deferment which you meet (the three criteria are listed above)

Deferment requests must be made prior to payment of student's SOAR fees; fees cannot be deferred after payment has been submitted. 

Cancellations and refund requests

Students who wish to withdraw their admission offer and cancel their SOAR session should complete the Withdraw My Admission Offer form. More information is available under the "Request a refund" heading of the confirmation fee page.

Students who wish to cancel their family members' reservations or their additional night of accommodations and receive a refund must submit a cancellation request in writing to newbears@missouristate.edu within five business days of their SOAR session. 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.

Cancellation requests should include the following information to aid in processing:

  • Student's first and last name
  • BearPass number (Missouri State student ID number)
  • Reservation aspects to be cancelled (i.e. family members' reservations and/or additional night of accommodations)
    • Names of family members whose reservations should be canceled