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Reserve seat on Airport Shuttle (Airport Pickup)

Need to know how you can get from the airport to Maryville? Read on!

Arrival Option
(see below for option instructions)
Option A (Arrival day)
See your I-20 for your arrival day
Option B (Early arrival)
Arrange pick up with International Office, charge university account for trip 
$150 per person
Option C
Drive to Maryville with family or friends or arrange limo service with Yates Limousine ( 1 week notification required, 48 hour cancellation)
Option D
(Arrival without notification)
Airport Taxi from MCI to Maryville: $275


  • * Airport shuttle fee is included in your Orientation fee of $50. You wont need to pay anything extra for using this service if you arrive on the arrival day.
  • If you are traveling as a group please tell us how many people traveling with you and the names of all the people.
  • Students arriving after the date of arrival (Check Item 5 on your I-20) will not be accepted into the University.

Option A Instructions:

  1. Look on your I-20 for the arrival day (see here for details) and plan to arrive on that day.
  2. Send your itinerary and flight information to in the following format:
    Date Airline Flight Number From To Arrival Time
    dd/mm/yy Continental 2068 EWR MCI 4:13 p.m.
  3. *Note: Plan 3.5 hours between arrival in the USA and next flight for CBP immigration control

If you must arrive early:

Option B (Early Arrival with Arranged Airport Shuttle) Instructions ($150 per person):

  1. Send your itinerary and flight information to in the following format:
    Date Airline Flight Number From To Arrival Time
    dd/mm/yy Continental 2068 EWR MCI 4:13 p.m.

    *Note: Plan 3.5 hours between arrival in the USA and next flight for CBP immigration control

    We will bill your account for the shuttle fee on that day ($150 per person).

OPTION C: (Arrival day or earlier) Don't need an airport shuttle

  1. Please notify us ( of arrival day and your plans. Please ensure you report to the International Office at 8 a.m. in the Student Union on the day following arrival day listed on your I-20.

OPTION D: (Arrival without notification)

  1. Do nothing! Just show up at the Airport and get a taxi from the curb: $275 one way.

Where can I live after arriving at Northwest?

If you are Freshmen (1st year student) and under 21 you need to live on-campus for one year. So please complete the Housing form and mail it along with a Cashiers check or International money order (please login to your CATPAWS to fill out the application online). If you are a Transfer/Returning student you can either live on-campus or off-campus. If you want to live off-campus, we will have student assistants helping you with your first night's accommodation on arrival day (see your I-20 for this date) and then we will look for apartments the following day. If you arrive before the arrival day, it is your responsibility to find your own off-campus housing. You can learn more here: Off-campus Rental Guide View PDF

Health insurance and vaccinations to take before arriving in US

Please do not buy any Health Insurance in your home country. All international students are required to buy the insurance provided by Northwest Missouri State University. For more information about our International Student Insurance click here.

Students need to document 2 doses of MMR & 1 dose of Meningitis vaccination and bring proof of immunizations View PDF (signed by your doctor). You will be given them here if you do not have them when you arrive. The cost is roughly $190 for MMR and $175 for the Meningitis.

Complete your Health History forms. Send your forms to IIC through e-mail to

I am in Maryville what should I do now?

All new international students must attend the International Student Orientation ($50 fee applied to university bill). Orientation begins promptly at 7:30 AM in the Intercultural & International Center (IIC) on the day after the arrival date specified in Item 5 on your I-20. IIC is located in J. W. Jones Union (Northwest Map).

Please bring your I-20, acceptance letter, passport, Visa, I-94, and immunization records when you come for Orientation in the IIC.

How can I pay my fee?

Your bill is due in full immediately after registering and verifying for classes. Your bill can be paid using a payment plan for each semester with interest being charged monthly, if you choose. For more information on fee payment, check Bursar Office page. You can pay in cash or Demand Draft made payable to Northwest Missouri State University. It is neither necessary nor desired to pay your bill ahead of arrival in the United States.

If you would like to pay your fee through wire transfer then here is the information for that

Be sure to note your full name and 919# number on the wire.

US Bank, Maryville Missouri Branch, ABA #101000187, for the benefit of Northwest Missouri State University, University Funds Account number 145592399912. 

Be sure to include the student ID number and the full name of the student.  The Swift Code is USBKUS44IMT.

Local Funds account for Northwest Missouri State University - International

If you have any other questions or need more information please send an email to