Cost of Attendance
Parent on FAFSA
Dependent students are instructed to file the FAFSA with his/her legal parents, biological and/or adoptive. Grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians, older brothers or sisters, and aunts and uncles are not a parent on the FAFSA unless they have legally adopted the student. Visit our parent page for additional guidance on who is considered a parent on the FAFSA.
Estimate Your Expenses
For more specific information about the tuition and fees component of the cost of attendance, please see the Cashier’s Office website at http://cashiers.missouri.edu/costs/. Information about current residence hall rates and amenities, including dining plan rates, can be found at http://reslife.missouri.edu/rates-amenities.
Financial planning for college
Planning for college? Wondering how you'll pay for it? Get facts and tips from government agencies, nonprofit organizations and news media resources.
- Office for Financial Success
A service of the Personal Financial Planning Department dedicated to improving the financial well-being of individuals and families by providing affordable, unbiased education and counseling in all areas of personal finance.
- Smart Money: College Planning
The latest news on education and finances.
- U.S. News & World Report: Paying for College
Financial aid news, savings-plan tips, a recession guide and rankings of the best values in education.
- CNN Money: College
CNN's wellspring of tips, trends, news and calculators related to funding an education.
- New York Times: Paying for College
Commentary, news, charts and blogs from New York Times contributors.
- College Savings Plans Network
National Association of State Treasurers-affiliated guide to 529 savings plans.
- MSN Money: Saving for College
The basics, the latest and some fast answers about saving for higher education.
- Student Aid on the Web
Loan information, a FAFSA guide and a glossary of financial-aid terms from Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education.
- MDHE: Planning and Paying for College
The Missouri Department of Higher Education's guide to loans, grants and scholarships, with information for students, parents, high school counselors and financial aid officers.
- Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan (MOST)
A 529 plan is a type of investment account you can use for higher education, named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, which outlines its tax advantages. Earnings grow federally tax-deferred and qualified withdrawals are tax-free.