For 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 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 double-occupancy
- Missouri residents receive partial-to-full 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 any room scholarships. FAFSA website address: www.fafsa.ed.gov -- Reporting code: 002496 (Northwest Missouri State University).
- Minimum 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
- The 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 dining experience.
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
Relationship between sending/home high school and the Missouri Academy
When a student enrolls at the Missouri Academy, he/she can either;
- remain on the class rolls of the sending/home high school, or
- sever ties with the home high school and totally transfer to the Missouri Academy.
The 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 below:
- 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.)
- Counts the student as enrolled at the home school for the purpose of requesting state funds that are allocated on a per pupil basis
- Receives a portion of the state funds received from DESE (approximately 15%)
- Agrees to pay some of the state funding received from DESE to the Missouri Academy (approximately 85%)
- Agrees 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.
- Has the right to determine whether or not the student will be allowed to participate in the home school graduation ceremony.
- If the home high school elects to sever ties and officially transfer the student to the Missouri Academy, then the home high school:
- Cannot use any of the student's standardized test scores in its statistical reports to DESE
- Cannot 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.
NB: Neither the student nor the home high school can override the other's decision to sever ties.