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2024-25 Tuition

Our new Simplified Tuition structure makes the costs of a college education more predictable and transparent for UMSL students, allowing students and families to more accurately estimate and plan for college expenses. Effective Fall 2023, the new structure consolidates base tuition with the current course and supplemental fees into one flat credit hour rate based on a student’s major. This helps by removing the uncertainty of assessed tuition and fees based on the type of course enrolled. Students will pay the tier rate for their degree plan as of the last day to register for a regular session class.  If a student changes majors after that day, the billing tier will not update. See the Academic Calendar for the date.

Cost Estimator:  Coming Soon

2024-25 Undergraduate Tuition

College Degree* Resident Non-Resident Midwest Student Exchange
College of Arts and Sciences BS, BA $504 $1,254 $756
College of Education BES, BFA, BSEd, BM, BS $504 $1,254 $756
School of Social Work BSW $504 $1,254 $756
College of Business Administration BA, BS, BSBA $568 $1,318 $852
All Colleges Non-Degree Seeking $568 $1,318
College of Nursing BSN, RN to BSN $613 $1,363 $920
Joint Engineering Program BSCIE, BSEE, BSME $623 $1,372 $935
Advanced Credit Program High School - Undergraduate $TBD $TBD

* Certificate rates are based on the College that they are associated with.

2024-25 Graduate Tuition

College Degree* Resident Non-Resident Midwest Student Exchange
College of Arts and Sciences MA, MFA, MS $645 $1,533 $968
School of Social Work MSW $645 $1,533 $968
All Colleges Non-Degree Seeking $694 $1,582
College of Education MEd, EdS, PhD $694 $1,582 $1,041
College of Business Administration MBA, MSIST, MAcc, MS, PhD $807 $1,696 $1,211
College of Nursing DNP, PhD, PGC $933 $1,822 $1,400
College of Business Administration Online MBA $1,103 $1,103
College of Business Administration DBA $1,764 $1,764

* Certificate rates are based on the College that they are associated with.

2024-25 Optometry Tuition

Missouri Resident Non-Resident
Fall - 16 hours each semester $14,560 $24,032
Spring - 16 hours each semester $14,560 $24,032
Summer Semester - 8 credits $7,280 $12,016
Per Credit Hour Rate $910 $1,502
Patient Care Center Fee (each semester) $900 $900

 

Tuition Assessment Residency Requirements  Fee Reassessment / Dropping Course(s) Download full cost schedule

 

Guide to Paying Fees

Learn all the details about paying your fees. Guides for the following semesters are available:

Summer 2024  Spring 2024

2023-24 Tuition and Fees

2023-24 Tuition

Our new Simplified Tuition structure makes the costs of a college education more predictable and transparent for UMSL students, allowing students and families to more accurately estimate and plan for college expenses. Effective Fall 2023, the new structure consolidates base tuition with the current course and supplemental fees into one flat credit hour rate based on a student’s major. This helps by removing the uncertainty of assessed tuition and fees based on the type of course enrolled. Students will pay the tier rate for their degree plan as of the last day to register for a regular session class.  If a student changes majors after that day, the billing tier will not update. See the Academic Calendar for the date.

Cost Estimator:  Spring 2024

2023-24 Undergraduate Tuition

College Degree* Resident Non-Resident** Midwest Student Exchange
College of Arts and Sciences BS, BA $480 $1,194 $720
College of Education BES, BFA, BSEd, BM, BS $480 $1,194 $720
School of Social Work BSW $480 $1,194 $720
College of Business Administration BA, BS, BSBA $541 $1,255 $811.50
All Colleges Non-Degree Seeking $541 $1,255
College of Nursing BSN, RN to BSN $584 $1,298 $876 
Joint Engineering Program BSCIE, BSEE, BSME $593 $1,307 $889.50
Advanced Credit Program High School - Undergraduate $70 $70

* Certificate rates are based on the College that they are associated with.
* Undergraduate Non-Resident tuition is composed of the Resident rate + $714 Non-Resident premium.

2023-24 Graduate Tuition

College Degree* Resident Non-Resident** Midwest Student Exchange
College of Arts and Sciences MA, MFA, MS $614 $1,460 $921
School of Social Work MSW $614 $1,460 $921
All Colleges Non-Degree Seeking $661 $1,507
College of Education MEd, EdS, PhD $661 $1,507 $991.50
College of Business Administration MBA, MSIST, MAcc, MS, PhD $769 $1,615 $1153.50
College of Nursing DNP, PhD, PGC $889 $1,735 $1,333.50
College of Business Administration Online MBA $1,050 $1,050
College of Business Administration DBA $1,680 $1,680

* Certificate rates are based on the College that they are associated with.
** Graduate Non-Resident tuition is composed of the Resident rate + $846 Non-Resident premium.

2023-24 Optometry Tuition

Missouri Resident Non-Resident
Fall - 16 hours each semester $14,080 $23,240
Spring - 16 hours each semester $14,080 $23,240
Summer Semester - 8 credits $7,040 $11,624
Per Credit Hour Rate $880 $1,453*
Patient Care Center Fee (each semester) $900 $900

* Optometry Non-Resident tuition is composed of the Resident rate + $573 Non-Resident premium

Tuition Assessment Residency Requirements  Fee Reassessment / Dropping Course(s) Download full cost schedule 

Guide to Paying Fees

Learn all the details about paying your fees. Guides for the following semesters are available:

Summer 2024  Spring 2024

Cost of attendance

Cost of Attendance is an estimate based on a two semesters of attendance at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Tuition is estimated at 14 credit hours per semester for undergraduates, 6 credit hours for graduate students, and 16 credit hours for Optometry. COA budgets reflect 2023-2024 rates. Please use the Net Price Calculator for a customized look at your annual cost.

Missouri Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 13,440 $ 13,440 $ 13,440
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000
Food and housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 80 $ 80 $ 80
TOTAL $ 26,148 $ 34,186 $ 36,010

 

Missouri Non-Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 33,432 $ 33,432 $ 33,432
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000
Food and housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 80 $ 80 $ 80
TOTAL $ 46,140 $ 54,178 $ 56,002

 

Midwest Student Exchange
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 20,160 $20,160 $20,160
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment $ 1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Food and housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $80 $ 80 $80
TOTAL $32,868 $ 40,906 $ 42730
Missouri Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 15,148 $ 15,148 $ 15,148
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000
Food and housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 80 $ 80 $ 80
TOTAL $ 27,856 $ 35,894 $ 37,718

 

Missouri Non-Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 35,140 $ 35,140 $ 35,140
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000
Food and housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 80 $ 80 $ 80
TOTAL $ 47,848 $ 55,886 $ 57,710

 

Midwest Student Exchange
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 22,722 $ 22,722 $ 22,722
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000
Food and housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 80 $ 80 $ 80
TOTAL $ 35,430 $ 43,468 $ 45,292
Missouri Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 16,352 $ 16,352 $ 16,352
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000
Food and housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 80 $ 80 $ 80
TOTAL $ 29,060 $ 37,098 $ 38,922

 

Missouri Non-Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 36,344 $ 36,344 $ 36,344
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000
Food and housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 80 $ 80 $ 80
TOTAL $ 49,052 $ 57,090 $ 58,914

 

Midwest Student Exchange
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 24,528 $ 24,528 $ 24,528
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000
Food and housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 80 $ 80 $ 80
TOTAL $ 37,236 $ 45,274 $ 47,098
 Missouri Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 16,604 $ 16,604 $ 16,604
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000
Food and housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 80 $ 80 $ 80
TOTAL $ 29,312 $ 37,350 $ 39,174

 

Missouri Non-Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 36,596 $ 36,596 $ 36,596
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000
Food and housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 80 $ 80 $ 80
TOTAL $ 49,304 $ 57,342 $ 59,166
Midwest Student Exchange
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 24,906 $ 24,906 $ 24,906
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 1,000 $ 1,000 $ 1,000
Food and housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 80 $ 80 $ 80
TOTAL $ 37,614 $ 45,652 $ 47,476
Missouri Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 7,368 $ 7,368 $ 7,368
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 19,878 $ 27,916 $ 29,740

 

Missouri Non-Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 17,520 $ 17,520 $ 17,520
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 30,030 $ 38,068 $ 39,892

 

Midwest Student Exchange
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 11,052 $ 11,052 $ 11,052
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 23,562 $ 31,600 $ 33,424
Missouri Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 7,932 $ 7,932 $ 7,932
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 20,442 $ 28,480 $ 30,304
Missouri Non-Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 18,084 $ 18,084 $ 18,084
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 30,594 $ 38,632 $ 40,456
Midwest Student Exchange
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 11,898 $ 11,898 $ 11,898
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 24,408 $ 32,446 $ 34,270
Missouri Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 9,228 $ 9,228 $ 9,228
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 21,738 $ 29,776 $ 31,600

 

Missouri Non-Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 19,380 $ 19,380 $ 19,380
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 31,890 $ 39,928 $ 41,752

 

Midwest Student Exchange
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 13,842 $ 13,842 $ 13,842
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 26,352 $ 34,390 $ 36,214
Missouri Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 10,668 $ 10,668 $ 10,668
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 23,178 $ 31,216 $ 33,040

 

Missouri Non-Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 20,820 $ 20,820 $ 20,820
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 33,330 $ 41,368 $ 43,192

 

Midwest Student Exchange
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 16,002 $ 16,002 $ 16,002
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 28,512 $ 36,550 $ 38,374
Missouri Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 12,600 $ 12,600 $ 12,600
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 25,110 $ 33,148 $ 34,972

 

Missouri Non-Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 12,600 $ 12,600 $ 12,600
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 25,110 $ 33,148 $ 34,972

 

Midwest Student Exchange
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 18,900 $ 18,900 $ 18,900
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 31,410 $ 39,448 $ 41,272
Missouri Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 20,160 $ 20,160 $ 20,160
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 32,670 $ 40,708 $ 42,532

 

Missouri Non-Resident
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 20,160 $ 20,160 $ 20,160
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 32,670 $ 40,708 $ 42,532

 

Midwest Student Exchange
Parent On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $ 30,240 $ 30,240 $ 30,240
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 750 $ 750 $ 750
Housing $ 3,714 $ 13,104 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 500 $ 1,852
Loan Fees $ 132 $ 132 $ 132
TOTAL $ 42,750 $ 50,788 $ 52,612
Year One
Missouri Resident Missouri Non-Resident
Tuition/patient care fee $ 29,956 $ 48,280
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 4,636 $ 4,636
Food and housing $ 13,576 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 1,852
Loan fees $ 342 $ 342
TOTAL $ 56,424 $ 74,748
Year Two
Missouri Resident Missouri Non-Resident
Tuition $ 28,156 $ 46,480
Patient care $ 1,800 $ 1,800
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 6,296 $ 6,296
Housing $ 13,576 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 1,852
Loan fees $ 342 $ 342
TOTAL $ 58,084 $ 76,408
Year Three
Missouri Resident Missouri Non-Resident
Tuition $ 28,156 $ 46,480
Patient care $ 1,800 $ 1,800
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 3,466 $ 3,466
Housing $ 13,576 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 1,852
Loan fees $ 342 $ 342
TOTAL $ 55,254 $ 73,578
Year Four
Missouri Resident Missouri Non-Resident
Tuition/patient care fee $ 28,156 $ 46,480
Patient care $ 1,800 $ 1,800
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $ 4,410 $ 4,410
Housing $ 13,576 $ 13,576
Personal $ 6,062 $ 6,062
Transportation $ 1,852 $ 1,852
Loan fees $ 342 $ 342
TOTAL $ 56,198 $ 74,522

Direct Vs. Indirect Costs

Direct Costs are costs charged directly to the student's university account. This includes tuition, housing and food (if living on campus) and any Books, course materials, supplies, or equipment charged through the campus bookstore. Indirect Costs are those not charged through the university but are included in a student's educational expenses in their cost of attendance, ex. Off campus housing, transportation costs, and personal expenses.

Examples

Tuition
Tuition are direct costs and are billed to the student each semester. For an undergraduate student, the tuition amounts used in the cost of attendance are based on an average enrollment of 14 credit hours per semester for undergraduate, 6 credit hours for graduate and 16 credit hours for Optometry students.

When planning for your actual costs, it is important to remember the University will bill you for tuition based on the number of credit hours in which you register.

Food and Housing/Room and Board
Food and Housing may be either direct costs or indirect costs depending on whether or not you live on campus. If you are living on-campus the food and housing allowances are based on a double-room, 4-person unit in University Housing. If you are living off-campus, either with parents or in your own home or apartment, your food and housing allowances are based on regional averages. The "Living with parent" budget only includes the food allowance.

If you contract for University housing and/or a meal plan, you will be billed for the semester (and meal plan if applicable) in addition to tuition.

Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment are indirect costs unless you purchase them at the University Bookstore. The books, course materials, supplies, and equipment allowances are based on full-time enrollment and average book costs. Your Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment expenses may vary based on the courses you are taking.

Miscellaneous / Personal Expenses and Transportation
Other expenses include allowances for miscellaneous/personal and transportation expenses. These expenses are indirect costs you will not be billed for but are paid by you as they occur. Indirect costs may vary greatly but are based on what are considered reasonable, but modest, costs (gas, clothing, toiletries, etc.) estimated for financial aid purposes to determine your cost of attendance / financial assistance budget.

Loan fees
Loan fees are an estimate and deducted from the loan before it is credited to the student's account. If the student does not borrow a loan, then loan fees will not be charged.


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.