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Tuition Cost for Fall 2020 - Summer 2021

Undergraduate Online Professional Programs

Program Tuition Per Credit Hour Accreditation Fee Per Course
Business Management $299 $30
Business Technology $299 n/a
Communication - Public Relations $299 n/a
General Studies $299 n/a
Marketing $299 $30
Psychology $299 n/a
Nursing $280 $30

Laptop and textbooks are not included in tuition for students enrolled in the Online Professional programs

Graduate Online Professional Programs

Program Tuition Per Credit Hour Accreditation Fee Per Course
Education Specialist $332.50 n/a
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science $350 n/a
Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology $332.50 n/a
Master of Business Administration $400 $30
Master of Science in Data Analytics $350 n/a
Master of Science in Education* $332.50 n/a
Master of Science in Geographic Information Science $350 n/a
Master of Science in Health & Physical Education $350 n/a
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) $355 $30
Master of Science in Recreation $350 n/a

*Excludes MSEd in Health & Physical Education

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 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
Spring 1 Jan. 8, 2021 Jan. 11, 2021
Spring 2 March 10, 2021 March 11, 2021
Summer 1 May 6, 2021 May 7, 2021
Summer 2 June 23, 2021 June 24, 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

Western Union

Northwest Missouri State University has chosen Western Union to give you a simple, reliable way to pay.  This allows you to pay in your home currency, either online or by bank transfer, with competitive exchange rates and takes the stress and uncertainty out of paying for your tuition.  Please transfer only the amount due on your student account to avoid payment delays.

How to make a payment:

  1. Login to the Payment Center
  2. Choose Bank Wires for domestic or international payments
  3. Select where you’re paying from and who is paying
  4. Obtain payment instructions
  5. Complete your student payment online

If you have a payment in progress and have questions or need help with a payment initiated by foreign currency, please contact Western Union Business Solutions customer support team at +1 (877) 218-8829 or +1 (402) 884-3041 or email


TransferMate lets you make international payments to Northwest Missouri State University in your own currency while receiving competitive foreign exchange rates. If you're an international student or parent you can use this secure, payment method during your online checkout process. 

How to make a payment:

  1. Log in to the Payment Center and click on the TransferMate payment link 
  2. Choose the country you’re paying from and your preferred payment method
  3. Complete payer details and set up an account
  4. Make your payment with the provided instructions
  5. Track your payment throughout the process

With TransferMate, rates are held for 48 hours, you can track your transaction throughout the payment process and have access to 24-7 customer support.  For assistance, contact

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