Cost of Attendance

Investing in higher education is a major financial decision, and many students need to look beyond their own resources for assistance. At MU’s Office of Student Financial Aid, our goal is to help students and their families secure the resources necessary to fund a Mizzou education. We can help you calculate the cost of your education, whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student. We’ll point you to resources to help you plan for higher-education costs. You can also use our net price calculator.

The cost of attending Mizzou is different for each student, depending on variables such as degree program, housing choices, special course fees and individual needs. Budgets used by MU Student Financial Aid in determining eligibility for financial aid include:

Direct University Charges

  • Tuition
  • Non-resident tuition
  • On-campus housing and food

Estimates of Indirect Expenses

  • Books and supplies
  • Off-campus housing and food
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation expenses

MU uses average budgets in the initial determination of need. Because we use averages, the figures used by Student Financial Aid may vary slightly from other published figures.

The University of Missouri is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.

Important Dates

For the 2024-2025 academic year

Dec. 1, 2023 - Scholarship deadline for first-time college students

Feb. 1, 2024 - Scholarship deadline for current & transfer students

March 1, 2024 - MU's recommended FAFSA priority submission date

Apr. 1, 2024 - FAFSA submission deadline

More dates