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Missouri Academy

For Domestic Non-Missouri Residents

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Missouri Academy is not accepting applications.

The Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing – a two-year accelerated, early-entrance-to-college residential program for academically-talented students on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University – will end its operations at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 academic year, the University has announced. Read the full announcement »


  1. Tuition and Fees:

    • Domestic non-Missouri residents will pay the in-state tuition rate of $305.96 per credit for the 2016-2017 academic year, resulting in an estimated total of $11,168/year for 36.5 credit hours.
    • 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.
  2. Room Costs:

    • The room rate for the 2016-2017 academic year is estimated at $5,683 for the year for double-occupancy.
    • Domestic non-Missouri residents can receive partial 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 room scholarships on a sliding scale. FAFSA website address: -- Reporting code: 002496 (Northwest Missouri State University).
  3. Board (Food) Costs:

    • The board (food) rate for the 2016-2017 academic year is $3,974 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 for a more detailed description of the meal plans and the campus dining experience.
  4. Miscellaneous Expenses/Incidental Costs:

    Figures are estimates and subject to change.

    TI-84 Calculator $110
    Shuttle Charges -- One-way or Two $80 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): $700 - $2,200