Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

Starting in Fall 2023, the way Mizzou charges tuition will change. Read the latest information and FAQs for the new tuition model.

Mizzou is required by law to estimate costs for students based on the following categories:

  1. What you will be billed for by Mizzou — we call these Direct Costs
  2. What we estimate it will cost you on average for other parts of your student experience — we call these Indirect Costs.

Learn more about these and other terms in our Financial Aid Offer Guide.

Tuition and fees estimated in Mizzou’s Cost of Attendance (COA) are based on full-time enrollment, defined as 12-18 credit hours per term for undergraduate students. Students taking fewer than 12 credit hours are charged on a per-credit-hour basis. Those taking more than 18 hours must pay for additional credits.

Calculating Your COA

Your tuition tier is based on your major. Use our tuition tool on the Cashiers website to look up your major. On the results table, look for the “Totals” row for your semester balance. Multiply that number by two, then match that amount to the Direct Costs Subtotal row on the charts below to find your total estimated COA.

Cost CategoryLiving in a residence hallLiving off-campusDistance Education ProgramLiving with legal guardianSelf-Paced
Estimated Direct Costs
Tier 1 – Tuition$13,000$13,000$13,000$13,000$13,000
Mandatory Fees$1,122$1,122$1,122$1,122$1,122
Direct Costs Subtotal:$14,122$14,122$14,122$14,122$14,122
Estimated Indirect Costs (variable)
Housing & Food$13,550$13,550$13,550$3,778$0
Books & Supplies$950$950$950$950$950
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses$3,642$3,642$3,642$8,404$0
Indirect Costs Subtotal:$18,142$18,142$18,142$13,132$950
Total Estimated COA$32,264$32,264$32,264$27,254$15,072

*Final tuition and fees are approved annually during the Board of Curators meeting in late spring and may be subject to change. 

If you attend part-time, your COA will be prorated accordingly, and your financial aid package will be adjusted as required.  

If you change your major, your COA and financial aid package will adjusted as required. 

Cost CategoryLiving in a residence hallLiving off-campusDistance Education ProgramLiving with legal guardianSelf-Paced
Estimated Direct Costs
Tier 2 – Tuition$14,800$14,800$14,800$14,800$14,800
Mandatory Fees$1,122$1,122$1,122$1,122$1,122
Direct Costs Subtotal:$15,922$15,922$15,922$15,922$15,922
Estimated Indirect Costs (variable)
Housing & Food$13,550$13,550$13,550$3,778$0
Books & Supplies$950$950$950$950$950
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses$3,642$3,642$3,642$8,404$0
Indirect Costs Subtotal:$18,142$18,142$18,142$13,132$950
Total Estimated COA$34,064$34,064$34,064$29,054$16,872

*Final tuition and fees are approved annually during the Board of Curators meeting in late spring and may be subject to change. 

If you attend part-time, your COA will be prorated accordingly, and your financial aid package will be adjusted as required.  

If you change your major, your COA and financial aid package will adjusted as required. 

Cost CategoryLiving in a residence hallLiving off-campusDistance Education ProgramLiving with legal guardianSelf-Paced
Estimated Direct Costs
Tier 3 – Tuition$16,600$16,600$16,600$16,600$16,600
Mandatory Fees$1,122$1,122$1,122$1,122$1,122
Direct Costs Subtotal:$17,722$17,722$17,722$17,722$17,722
Estimated Indirect Costs (variable)
Housing & Food$13,550$13,550$13,550$3,778$0
Books & Supplies$950$950$950$950$950
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses$3,642$3,642$3,642$8,404$0
Indirect Costs Subtotal:$18,142$18,142$18,142$13,132$950
Total Estimated COA$35,864$35,864$35,864$30,854$18,672

*Final tuition and fees are approved annually during the Board of Curators meeting in late spring and may be subject to change. 

If you attend part-time, your COA will be prorated accordingly, and your financial aid package will be adjusted as required.  

If you change your major, your COA and financial aid package will adjusted as required. 

Cost CategoryLiving in a residence hallLiving off-campusDistance Education ProgramLiving with legal guardianSelf-Paced
Estimated Direct Costs
Tier 1 – Tuition$13,000$13,000$13,000$13,000$13,000
Mandatory Fees$1,122$1,122$1,122$1,122$1,122
Nonresident Differential Charge$20,200$20,200$2,800$20,200$20,200
Direct Costs Subtotal:$34,322$34,322$16,922$34,322$34,322
Estimated Indirect Costs (variable)
Housing & Food$13,550$13,550$13,550$3,778$0
Books & Supplies$950$950$950$950$950
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses$3,642$3,642$3,642$8,404$0
Indirect Costs Subtotal:$18,142$18,142$18,142$13,132$950
Total Estimated COA$52,464$52,464$35,064$47,454$35,272

*Final tuition and fees are approved annually during the Board of Curators meeting in late spring and may be subject to change. 

If you attend part-time, your COA will be prorated accordingly, and your financial aid package will be adjusted as required.  

If you change your major, your COA and financial aid package will adjusted as required. 

Cost CategoryLiving in a residence hallLiving off-campusDistance Education ProgramLiving with legal guardianSelf-Paced
Estimated Direct Costs
Tier 2 – Tuition$14,800$14,800$14,800$14,800$14,800
Mandatory Fees$1,122$1,122$1,122$1,122$1,122
Nonresident Differential Charge$20,200$20,200$2,800$20,200$20,200
Direct Costs Subtotal:$36,122$36,122$18,722$36,122$36,122
Estimated Indirect Costs (variable)
Housing & Food$13,550$13,550$13,550$3,778$0
Books & Supplies$950$950$950$950$950
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses$3,642$3,642$3,642$8,404$0
Indirect Costs Subtotal:$18,142$18,142$18,142$13,132$950
Total Estimated COA$54,264$54,264$36,864$49,254$37,072

*Final tuition and fees are approved annually during the Board of Curators meeting in late spring and may be subject to change. 

If you attend part-time, your COA will be prorated accordingly, and your financial aid package will be adjusted as required.  

If you change your major, your COA and financial aid package will adjusted as required. 

Cost CategoryLiving in a residence hallLiving off-campusDistance Education ProgramLiving with legal guardianSelf-Paced
Estimated Direct Costs
Tier 3 – Tuition$16,600$16,600$16,600$16,600$16,600
Mandatory Fees$1,122$1,122$1,122$1,122$1,122
Nonresident Differential Charge$20,200$20,200$2,800$20,200$20,200
Direct Costs Subtotal:$37,922$37,922$20,522$37,922$37,922
Estimated Indirect Costs (variable)
Housing & Food$13,550$13,550$13,550$3,778$0
Books & Supplies$950$950$950$950$950
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses$3,642$3,642$3,642$8,404$0
Indirect Costs Subtotal:$18,142$18,142$18,142$13,132$950
Total Estimated COA$56,064$56,064$38,664$51,054$38,872

*Final tuition and fees are approved annually during the Board of Curators meeting in late spring and may be subject to change. 

If you attend part-time, your COA will be prorated accordingly, and your financial aid package will be adjusted as required.  

If you change your major, your COA and financial aid package will adjusted as required. 

How COA is Estimated

The total COA for Mizzou is based on the following criteria:

  • Estimated tuition and mandatory fees.
    • Final tuition and fees are approved annually during the Board of Curators meeting in late spring and may be subject to to change.
  • Assumption of full-time enrollment for the fall and spring semesters.
    • If you attend part-time, your COA will be prorated accordingly, and your financial aid package will be adjusted as required.
  • Resident status (Missouri Resident or Non-Missouri Resident)
  • Major or field of study
    • If you change your major, your COA and financial aid package will be adjusted as required
  • Enrollment Type (standard admit or Distance Education Program)
  • Housing option (Mizzou-operated residence hall/housing, off-campus apartment, or living with parent/guardian)
  • A modest but adequate lifestyle for miscellaneous and personal expenses

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

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