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Northwest Missouri State University

Financial Requirements

General Fees

By nature of the partnership established with your home institution, incoming exchange students are waived the tuition fee. However, students must pay housing and meals, an orientation fee and insurance coverage in case student decides to purchase the Northwest health insurance. Please note that ISEP participants pay tuition, room and board, to home institution, and the health insurance costs is paid directly to ISEP.

Textbook Fee

Included in your program fees you will receive the textbooks required for each of your courses at Northwest. Students pick up their textbooks at the beginning of each semester and must return them by 5 p.m. of the last day of finals of the semester.

Technology Fee

Included in your program fees you will receive a laptop computer to use during your time at Northwest. In addition to this, you will also have access to electronic classrooms, instructional technology, internet in residence halls and computer labs.

Information About Housing Fees

Wellness Services Fees


Please note that each student is required by law to have adequate health insurance to cover the cost of medical treatment while in the United States. Northwest requires all international students to purchase health insurance either through Northwest or through an insurance company of your choice. The minimum coverage is USD $50,000 per injury, $15,000 repatriation, and $10,000 emergency evacuation. Please be prepared to provide proof of insurance if you opt to purchase your own insurance. The coverage should be effective during the entire period you are absent from your country.

The coverage that the NW insurance offers is 100% of covered medical procedures with the health care providers register with this insurance, which in this case is the local hospital, St. Francis. This 100% of covered medical procedures is good up to $5000, after $5000 the plan changes to co-pay, 20% the student pays and 80% is paid by the insurance. See here for cost and policy information.


You will pay your housing until you arrive. Housing may be paid in full or divided in payments throughout the semester. However, during the second day of orientation, you will be required to make your first payment, which will be 1/4 of your total housing cost. You may pay with credit card, traveler checks, money orders, or cash.

Wire Transfer

Northwest Missouri State University has partnered with peerTransfer in order to streamline the tuition payment process of international payments. peerTransfer allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By making your payment with peerTransfer you can:

To make the payment:

If you have questions about making an international payment visit


Pay by check or bank draft in US dollars, made payable to Northwest Missouri State University.  You can also pay online by webcheck which is an electronic debit to your US checking or savings account.

Credit Card

Northwest accepts MasterCard,  VISA, Discover, and American Express online only.  A 2.75% convenience fee will be added to the payment amount.

PIN Debit

Smaller payment amounts can be made in the Cashiering office using a debit card with 

*Costs subject to increase.