For Domestic Missouri Residents
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 2013-2014
academic year. These prices for the 2014-2015 academic year will change
by about 3%, and will be announced in May 2014.
Tuition and Fees
- The in-state tuition is estimated to
be about $266.25/credit for the 2014-2015 academic year, resulting in an
estimated total of $9,718/year for 36.5 credit hours. Missouri
residents will pay about 55% of the total tuition/fees = $5,349. To learn more about recent
changes, please click here.
- 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.
- The room
rate for the 2014-2015 academic year is estimated at $5,360 for the year for
residents receive partial-to-full scholarships based on demonstrated financial
need ("Need" information is based on FAFSA).
must file the FAFSA form by April 1 each year to qualify for any room
scholarships. FAFSA website address: www.fafsa.ed.gov --
Reporting code: 002496 (Northwest Missouri State University).
scholarship of 20% of room costs awarded to all students - some students will
receive scholarship to cover up to 100% of room costs – this is based on need.
Board (Food) Costs
board rate for the 2014-2015 academic year is estimated at $3,694 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 http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSMW/NorthwestMissouri/ for a more detailed description of the meal plans and the campus
Miscellaneous Expenses/Incidental Costs
|Shuttle Charges -- One-way or Two
||$60 per shuttle
|Northwest Bookstore -- Pens, pencils, paper, etc.
|Printouts, photocopies, faxes -- as needed
||$90 ($10 x 9 months)
|Laundry -- Machines in North Complex
|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):
||$700 - $2,200
between sending/home high school and the Missouri Academy
student enrolls at the Missouri Academy, he/she can either;
on the class rolls of the sending/home high school, or
ties with the home high school and totally transfer to the Missouri Academy.
decision to go with either (a) or (b) may be initiated by either the student or
the sending/home school. The implications of these decisions are outlined
1. If the
home high school elects to keep the student on its class rolls (and the student
agrees), then the home high school:
- Can use
the standardized test scores of the student in their statistical reports to
DESE (for example, End-of-Course, ACT, SAT scores, etc.)
the student as enrolled at the home school for the purpose of requesting state
funds that are allocated on a per pupil basis
a portion of the state funds received from DESE (approximately 15%)
to pay some of the state funding received from DESE to the Missouri Academy
that the student can receive a high school diploma from the home high school
when the student completes the Missouri Academy core curriculum - the home high
school cannot impose additional requirements for graduation.
right to determine whether or not the student will be allowed to participate in
the home school graduation ceremony.
2. If the
home high school elects to sever ties and officially transfer the student to
the Missouri Academy, then the home high school:
use any of the student's standardized test scores in its statistical reports to
count the student for the purpose of receiving state funds on a per pupil
basis. This means that the home high school must report the enrollment of one
less student than it would if it kept the student on its rolls when requesting
funds from DESE. The home high school receives no funds from DESE for this
particular student if it chooses this option.
- When the
sending school opts to transfer the student to the Missouri Academy, the
Missouri Academy can award the student a high school diploma when the student
completes the core curriculum and satisfies other requirements. It should be
noted that in this case, the high school diploma will be from the Missouri
Academy, not from the home school.
Neither the student nor the home high school can override the other's decision
to sever ties.