* = per credit hour


Tuition (In-State) $248.73*
Tuition (Out-of-State) $497.46*


Our bookstore can provide you with rental and purchase textbooks, visit them here.

Textbook Rental – $14*


For more information on residence life, click here.

Residence Hall Pricing – $2,893 – $3,958

Option A
(23 meal + $50**)
Option B
(15 meal + $125**)
Option C
(10 meal + $200**)
Option D
(5 meal + $250**)
TRADITIONAL DOUBLE ROOMS $3,238 $3,062 $2,974 $2,893
TRADITIONAL SINGLE ROOMS $3,628 $3,062 $2,974 $2,893
APARTMENT UNITS $3,528 $3,317 $3,229 $3,148
EAST HALL SUITES $3,780 $3,562 $3,474 $3,393
QUADS $4,089 $3,863 $3,775 $3,694


(30 hours, books omitted)

In-State: $7,461.90
In-State On-Campus: $12,381
Out-of-State: $14,932.80
Out-of-State On-Campus: $17,882

For more detailed costs and charges lists, click here.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Yours to Lose program is intended to encourage academic excellence by providing special opportunities for exceptional students.

Apply for scholarships!

Financial Aid Opportunities

Missouri Southern provides one of the best educations you can receive at the best price. We are setting financial trends in higher education not only in the Four States, but we are also blazing a trail nationwide.

MSSU also provides you with extra financial benefits through federal, state and university aid. 

More about Financial Aid at Missouri Southern.

Lion Pride Tuition

Want to attend Missouri Southern and apply for the Yours to Lose program but live outside Missouri?

Students from Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas are eligible for an automatic in-state tuition rate, known as Lion Pride Tuition!

Once admitted, Lion Pride residents from these states not only receive in-state tuition but – if qualified – have the opportunity to receive additional scholarships as well.

We can make your university dreams come to life for a discounted price – without sacrificing quality. While most universities only offer in-state tuition to students native to their state, we’ve found a unique way to invite students from nine outside states into our university.

It doesn’t matter where you’re from – at Missouri Southern State University, we’re all Lions. And we’ve got you covered.

While enjoying your Lion Pride Tuition discount, keep in mind these bonus points: 

  • You can still receive university and academic scholarships in addition to your in-state tuition rate.

  • You get a true university experience and high-quality education, plus an international mission that allows you to become a well-rounded, globally-minded individual.

  • You will have the opportunity to graduate from one of our nationally accredited programs.