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International applicants must submit evidence of adequate financial support to cover the cost of study at the Missouri Academy for two years. All international applicants are required to use the Missouri Academy application booklet - filling in the required information completely and clearly. The following information provides you with financial detail that will help you plan for your study in the United States at Northwest Missouri State University and the Missouri Academy. The academic year is divided into three terms. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the terms are:
There are six categories of expenses associated with enrolling at the Missouri Academy:
Expenses for these categories are described below
All fees and costs are based on the prices for the 2012-2013 academic year. These prices may change for the 2013-2014 academic year.
International students will be expected to arrive in Maryville on Friday, July 19, 2013 or Saturday, July 20, 2013. They will stay in North Complex (the Missouri Academy residence hall). Students are expected to pay for the cost of the college writing course (July 22-August 16) as well as their food and lodging. International students are expected to enroll in this Introduction to College Writing course during their first year ONLY - they do not need to take this course again at the beginning of their second year. If the student was awarded merit scholarship by the Missouri Academy, that scholarship will not be effective until after August 16, 2013.
|Estimated Costs from July 20 to August 16, 2013|
|Cost of food & transportation||$824|
|Cost of lodging||$568|
|Tuition for the writing course||$1,383|
|Health Insurance (for summer)||$110|
Figures are estimates and subject to change.
|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|
Please add costs associated with traveling back and forth to your home on long holiday breaks (winter & summer). These costs are not included in the $1,700-$2,200 per academic year miscellaneous expenses/personal costs.
ALL students at Northwest Missouri State University and the Missouri Academy must have Health Insurance to cover the extremely high cost of medical care in the United States. International students who attend the Missouri Academy must purchase a health insurance policy through Northwest Missouri State University. Costs for insurance plans offered through Northwest Missouri State University start at approximately $924 per student per calendar year.
The Health Fee is built into the $460.93 per credit hour Tuition and Fees rate. The purpose of the Health Fee is to cover the costs of routine visits to the University Health Center Services (located on campus) for minor health issues. In most cases, it is suggested that students use the Health Center on campus as their initial step in receiving health care. The Health Center is set up to handle routine infections, illnesses and injuries. The Health Fee does not cover any medicines that may be prescribed or tests that may be run. Prescriptions will need to be filled at a pharmacy in Maryville, at the expense of the student or his/her Health Insurance. Tests run by the Health Center will be billed to student accounts. In the event that the Health Center refers a student for further care with local medical doctors/physicians or to the hospital emergency room, these costs are also at the expense of the student or his/her Health Insurance.