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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Missouri State University Springfield tuition is $6,300 per year for in-state residents. This is 11% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 62% cheaper than the average Missouri tuition of $16,783 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 7th in Missouri amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 62nd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $13,740 which represents a 118% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,006 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $7,306.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,537 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Springfield should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,100.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $4,119 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,119 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Missouri residents to go to Missouri State University-Springfield is $21,062 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Missouri residence can expect a one year cost of $28,502.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Missouri State University Springfield and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Missouri State University Springfield
Estimated Budgets
Missouri Resident Total Budget $21,062
   In-State Tuition$6,300
   Other Fees$1,006
   Room and Board$8,537
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,119
   Books and Supplies$1,100
Non-Resident Total Budget $28,502
   Out-of-State Tuition$13,740
   Other Fees$1,006
   Room and Board$8,537
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,119
   Books and Supplies$1,100

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $21,062 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Missouri State University-Springfield net price for in-state students is $14,192* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

75% of Missouri State University Springfield students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,189. 37 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,349. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Missouri State University Springfield, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Missouri State University Springfield
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$14,192*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid75%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,189
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants37%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,349

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$11,872
$30,001 to $48,000$12,511
$48,001 to $75,000$14,896
$75,001 to $110,000$16,406
$110,000+$17,241

Average Financial Aid Mix - $21,062 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $21,062. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

31%
34%
36%

Grants and Scholarships

 31% - $5,189

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Missouri State University Springfield or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 34% - $5,722

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 36% -  $6,032

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Missouri State University Springfield
University of Kansas55.8% more expensive
Arkansas State University Main Campus0% less expensive
University of Memphis21.9% more expensive
The University of Tennessee Martin24.1% more expensive
Western Illinois University35.6% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Missouri State University Springfield.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Missouri State University-Springfield is $84,248 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $11,826 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $47,304**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $105,310 or $59,130 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Missouri State University Springfield.

Missouri Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,150
Missouri Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,531
Non-Missouri Resident Tuition Per Semester$6,870
Non-Missouri Resident Total Cost Per Semester$14,251

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Missouri State University Springfield are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Missouri State University Springfield
Price per credit hour for Missouri residents$210
Cost for one class for Missouri residents (3 credit hours)$630
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$458
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,374
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,832

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 59% of Missouri State University Springfield students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,722. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $19,521.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Missouri State University Springfield? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $47,304, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $58,693.42. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Missouri State University Springfield. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 75% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $11,826. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Missouri State University Springfield student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Missouri State University Springfield Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$489.11
Amount Borrowed$47,304.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$11,389.42
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$58,693.42

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Missouri State University-Springfield? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Missouri State University Springfield, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $58,693.42 would be needed to afford a $489.11 monthly payment in the example $47,304.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Missouri State University Springfield in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $6,014 to $6,300. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $84,248.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Missouri State University Springfield.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$28,965$115,861
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$36,968$147,871
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $47,181$188,725
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $54,618$218,473

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Missouri State University Springfield to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 165 20% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 160 25% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 106 29% cheaper
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 66 16% cheaper
Construction Management Bachelor's Degree 65 20% cheaper
Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 62 25% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 46 26% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 45 21% cheaper
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 40 18% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 39 21% cheaper
Housing and Human Environments, General Bachelor's Degree 38 18% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 37 18% cheaper
Organizational Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 37 28% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 33 19% cheaper
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 33 23% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 32 22% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 27 19% cheaper
History Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 27 18% cheaper
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 26 22% cheaper
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 24 22% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 22 26% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 22 29% cheaper
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 21 16% cheaper
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other Bachelor's Degree 21 17% cheaper
Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree 20 13% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 18 20% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 18 32% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Bachelor's Degree 18 14% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 18 33% cheaper
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 18 40% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 16 32% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 16 19% cheaper
Criminology Bachelor's Degree 14 30% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 13 30% cheaper
Engineering/Industrial Management Bachelor's Degree 13 28% cheaper
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 21% cheaper
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other Bachelor's Degree 11 1% cheaper
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 11 37% cheaper
Agronomy and Crop Science Bachelor's Degree 11 21% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 11 34% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 9% cheaper
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Bachelor's Degree 10 5% cheaper
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Bachelor's Degree 9 25% cheaper
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree 9 22% cheaper
Nursing Administration Bachelor's Degree 9 8% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 8 24% cheaper
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 7 15% cheaper
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 7 21% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 7 31% cheaper
Agricultural Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 7 14% cheaper
Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree 6 23% cheaper
Visual and Performing Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 6 30% cheaper
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Bachelor's Degree 6 30% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 22% cheaper
Horticultural Science Bachelor's Degree 4 23% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 38% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 4 27% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 4 23% cheaper
Gerontology Bachelor's Degree 4 20% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 4 42% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 3 23% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 35% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 3 29% cheaper
Insurance Bachelor's Degree 3 28% cheaper
Chemistry Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 20% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 3 20% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 3 28% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 2 21% cheaper
Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 17% costlier
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 8% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 2 23% cheaper
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 2 16% cheaper
Ancient Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 2 50% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 2 17% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 2 30% cheaper
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 1 31% cheaper
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 1 26% cheaper
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Bachelor's Degree 1 26% cheaper
Design and Visual Communications, General Bachelor's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 1 37% cheaper
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 1 37% cheaper
French Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 16% cheaper
Latin Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 46% cheaper
Intermedia/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree 1 39% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 25% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 29% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 17% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 40% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 1 37% cheaper
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 7% cheaper
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 1 15% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 36% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 31% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 1 31% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 31% cheaper

Calculators

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About Missouri State University Springfield

Missouri State University Springfield is a four year public college located in Springfield, Missouri.  Full time enrollment is 16,712 and part time is 6,826. Learn more about getting accepted at Missouri State University Springfield at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
Missouri State University Springfield
901 S National
Springfield, Missouri
65897

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Missouri State University Springfield is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Missouri State University Springfield cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179566 IPEDS survey data.