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Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Tuition Rates

Undergraduate Graduate Optometry
Missouri Residents* $379.00 per credit hour $522.00 per credit hour (no maximum) $790.60 per credit hour
$12,649.60 max for 16 or more credit hours
Illinois Residents** $379.00 per credit hour $522.00 per credit hour
Metropolitan Residents** $379.00 per credit hour $522.00 per credit hour
Nonresidents $1,019.00 per credit hour $1,281.50 per credit hour $1,305.00 per credit hour
$20,880.00 max for 16 or more credit hours

*The tuition charge is $400.50 per credit hour, but is reduced by a limited Missouri resident undergraduate tuition Presidential waiver of $21.50 to $379.00 per credit hour. This waiver is the result of university and state budget arrangements and may not continue in the future.

**The tuition charge is $400.50 per credit hour, however Illinois and Metro undergraduate students will receive an UMSL scholarship of $21.50 reducing the tuition charge to $379.00 per credit hour.  

In addition to the Tuition rates above, there are additional fees or special Tuition rates that may apply. See the Tuition and Fee Rates pages for Tuition and Required fee totals listed by credit hour. See the course catalog in the MyView student system to find out if a course has a Course Fee, Supplemental Fee or Special Rate.

The university reserves the right to modify by increase or decrease the fees charged for attendance and other services at the university, including but not limited to tuition or educational fees, at any time when in the discretion of the governing board the same is in the best interest of the University, provided that no increases can or will be effective unless approved by the governing board not less than thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the academic term (semester, etc.) to which the fees are applicable, with all modification of fees to be effective irrespective as to whether fees have or have not been paid by or on behalf of a student prior to the effective date of the modification.

 

Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Tuition Rates

Undergraduate Graduate Optometry
Missouri Residents* $371.40 per credit hour $511.80 per credit hour (no maximum) $780.00 per credit hour
$12,480.00 max for 16 or more credit hours
Illinois Residents** $371.40 per credit hour $511.80 per credit hour
Metropolitan Residents** $371.40 per credit hour $511.80 per credit hour
Nonresidents $999.00 per credit hour $1,256.40 per credit hour $1,292.10 per credit hour
$20,673.60 max for 16 or more credit hours

*The tuition charge is $377.60 per credit hour, but is reduced by a limited Missouri resident undergraduate tuition Presidential waiver of $6.20 to $371.40 per credit hour. This waiver is the result of university and state budget arrangements and may not continue in the future.

**The tuition charge is $377.60 per credit hour, however Illinois and Metro undergraduate students will receive an UMSL scholarship of $6.20 reducing the tuition charge to $371.40 per credit hour.  

In addition to the Tuition rates above, there are additional fees or special Tuition rates that may apply. See the Tuition and Fee Rates pages for Tuition and Required fee totals listed by credit hour. See the course catalog in the MyView student system to find out if a course has a Course Fee, Supplemental Fee or Special Rate.

The university reserves the right to modify by increase or decrease the fees charged for attendance and other services at the university, including but not limited to tuition or educational fees, at any time when in the discretion of the governing board the same is in the best interest of the University, provided that no increases can or will be effective unless approved by the governing board not less than thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the academic term (semester, etc.) to which the fees are applicable, with all modification of fees to be effective irrespective as to whether fees have or have not been paid by or on behalf of a student prior to the effective date of the modification.