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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.

$75 Orientation Fee

This fee covers the cost of airport pick up and drop off on designated arrival and departure days only. The fee also includes orientation materials, programming and food. Students choosing to come to Northwest earlier than their arrival day or driving in on their own will need to arrange their own transportation and will still be charged the orientation fee.

Information About Housing Fees

Wellness Services Fees


All international students at Norwest will be charged the university sourced International Student Plan upon enrollment. Insurance is billed in the fall and spring semester. Student insurance is administered through LewerMark Student Medical Insurance

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 Flywire in order to streamline the tuition payment process of international payments. Flywire allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By making your payment with Flywire 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 2.85% 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.

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