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Online Professional Students

Tuition Cost for Fall 2020 - Summer 2021

Undergraduate Tuition
(rates reflected per credit hour, unless noted)

*Undergraduate Tuition: $299.00
**Nursing RN to BSN program: $280.00

Graduate Tuition

Graduate Tuition: $350.00
*Business program: $400.00
Education program: $332.50
**Nursing MSN program: $355.00

  • * Undergraduate and graduate business students will also incur $30 per course accreditation fee
  • ** Nursing RN to BSN students and Nursing MSN students will also incur $30 per course accreditation fee
  • Laptop and textbooks not included in tuition for students enrolled in the Online Professional programs
  • Graduate tuition excludes Business programs, Education programs and Nursing MSN

Billing and Payments

  • Online Professional students will receive a statement via Northwest student email if enrolled in courses before the initial bill date. Students are encouraged to view the Account/Payment Center for the most up-to-date balance. Students who do not receive a statement are not exempt from the payment deadline.
  • Students can add a secondary billing email in CatPAWS under the personal information tab.
  • Payment plans are not available.
  • Online payments may be made by credit card and webcheck.
  • Account balances must be paid in full by the payment deadline for each block or students will be dropped from courses the next business day after the payment deadline.
Term Payment Deadline Drop for Non-Payment Date
Fall 1 Aug. 14, 2020 Aug. 17, 2020
Fall 2 Oct. 14, 2020 Oct. 15, 2020
Spring 1 Jan. 8, 2021 Jan. 11, 2021

Refund Policy For Dropped Course

Refund/Reduction Day of Session
100% Day 1
75% Day 2
50% Day 3
25% Day 4

Methods of Payments

In Person

Cash, debit card, or money order


Online Debit Card, electronic check, or credit card

Mail – Please include your 919#

Cashiering Office
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

International 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:

  • Track your payments from start to finish
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night

To make the payment:

  • OPTION 1: Log into your CatPAWS account and click on ‘International Tuition payment’ under the account tab OR
  • OPTION 2: Parents or other Third parties can go to to begin the payment process.

Northwest and Flywire Partnership Letter View PDF

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