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The following information provides you with financial detail that will help you plan for your study in the United States at Northwest Missouri State University and the Missouri Academy. Each academic year is divided into three terms. For the 2015-2016 academic year, the terms are:
There are six categories of expenses associated with enrolling at the Missouri Academy; (1) Costs associated with the Introduction to College Writing course. This is a required preparatory course for international students taken from July 27, 2015 through August 21, 2015; (2) Tuition and Fees; (3) Housing Costs; (4) Meal plan; (5) Miscellaneous Expenses and Personal Costs; and (5) Health Insurance. Expenses for these categories are described below:
International students will be expected to arrive in Maryville on Friday, July 24, 2015 to participate in the Cultural Transition Program (CTP). They will stay in North Complex (the Missouri Academy residence hall). Students are expected to pay for the cost of the college writing course (July 27 - August 21) as well as their food and lodging. Any scholarships awarded to students by the Missouri Academy will start on August 28, 2015. International students are expected to enroll in this introductory college writing course during their first year ONLY - they do not need to take this course again at the beginning of their second year.
|Estimated Costs from July 27 to August 21, 2015|
|Cost of food & transportation||$824|
|Cost of lodging||$568|
|Tuition for the writing course||$1,383|
|Health Insurance (for summer)||$110|
Miscellaneous Expenses/Personal Costs
Students are responsible for transportation and personal expenses. Personal expenses while at the Missouri Academy are approximately $1,700-$2,200 per academic year. Below are estimates of only of miscellaneous/personal expenses including:
Figures are estimates and subject to change.
|Shuttle Charges -- One-way or Two||$60 per shuttle|
|Northwest Bookstore -- Pens, pencils, paper, etc.||$45|
|Printouts, photocopies, faxes -- as needed||$90 ($10 x 9 months)|
|Telephone, long distance -- as needed||$90 ($10 x 9 months)|
|Laundry -- Machines in North Complex||Free|
|Student Club/Wings -- Zoo trips, Opera tickets, T-shirts etc.||$75 per year|
|Personal items, toiletries, laundry soap, movies, eating out, etc.||$270 ($30 x 9 months)|
|Missouri Academy Yearbook (optional)||$65 per year|
|Missouri Academy Prom (optional)||$40 + dress/tux, flowers, etc.|
|Graduation announcements, senior rings (optional)||$200 (varies greatly! -- 2nd year only)|
|Approximate Total (per year):||$1,700 - $2,200|
ALL students at Northwest Missouri State University and the Missouri Academy must have Health Insurance to cover the extremely high cost of medical care in the United States. International students who attend the Missouri Academy must purchase a health insurance policy through Northwest Missouri State University. Costs for insurance plans offered through Northwest Missouri State University start at approximately $924 per student per calendar year.
The Health Fee is built into the $460.93 per credit hour Tuition and Fees rate. The purpose of the Health Fee is to cover the costs of routine visits to the University Health Center Services (located on campus) for minor health issues. In most cases, it is suggested that students use the Health Center on campus as their initial step in receiving health care. The Health Center is set up to handle routine infections, illnesses and injuries. The Health Fee does not cover any medicines that may be prescribed or tests that may be run. Prescriptions will need to be filled at a pharmacy in Maryville, at the expense of the student or his/her Health Insurance. Tests run by the Health Center will be billed to student accounts. In the event that the Health Center refers a student for further care with local medical doctors/physicians or to the hospital emergency room, these costs are also at the expense of the student or his/her Health Insurance.