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Missouri Academy

For Domestic Non-Missouri Residents

There are four categories of costs associated with a student enrolled at the Missouri Academy.

All fees and costs are based on the prices for the 2014-2015 academic year. These prices may change for the 2015-2016 academic year by about 2-3%. If there are changes, they will be announced in May 2015.

  1. Tuition and Fees:

    • Domestic non-Missouri residents will pay the in-state tuition rate of $271.85 per credit for the 2014-2015 academic year, resulting in an estimated total of $9,923/year for 36.5 credit hours.
    • All students are also assessed a Missouri Academy Program fee at the rate of $6 per credit hour - that will be about $219 for the first year.
  2. Room Costs:

      • The room rate for the 2014-2015 academic year is estimated at $5,504 for the year for double-occupancy.
      • Domestic non-Missouri residents receive partial scholarships based on demonstrated financial need ("Need" information is based on FAFSA).  Families must file the FAFSA form by April 1 each year to qualify for room scholarships on a sliding scale. FAFSA website address: -- Reporting code: 002496 (Northwest Missouri State University).
    • Board (Food) Costs:

        • The board (food) rate for the 2014-2015 academic year is $3,790 for the year for the Silver (Base) meal plan. There are two other meal plans: the Gold and Platinum (both more expensive). Please refer to the website for a more detailed description of the meal plans and the campus dining experience.
      • Miscellaneous Expenses/Incidental Costs:

        Figures are estimates and subject to change.

        TI-84 Calculator $110
        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