Explanation of Fees

Tuition and Supplemental Fees:

Tuition and supplemental course fees are the main fees that a university charges for instruction. At Missouri S&T, the Board of Curators sets these fees annually and they are charged for enrollment in any credit course.  Separate tuition rates are established by student level (undergraduate and graduate) and by residency status (Missouri resident, domestic non-resident, and international students.)  The cost of delivering instruction varies by discipline.  Some programs of study, such as science, technology, engineering, and business cost more to deliver and therefore are more expensive than other disciplines.  

Supplemental course fees are charged to the more expensive disciplines to more equitably spread the cost of instruction to the students who study in those disciplines.  At Missouri S&T two separate supplemental course fees are assessed, one for enrollment in all engineering and sciences courses (Engineering and Science Course Fee) and a different supplemental course fee for enrollment in all business and information technology courses (Business and Information Technology Course Fee).  These fees are not intended to be directly correlated to the cost of a specific class but rather to the cost of delivering instruction in these disciplines.

Charges for tuition and supplemental course fees change annually based on the approved rates, the number of credit courses taken, and the type of courses taken.

Missouri Undergraduate Tuition Waiver for Fall 2018

For the 2018-19 academic year, the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved a 2.1 percent increase in the Missouri Resident Undergraduate tuition charge, the amount allowed under current state law.  However, as a result of an agreement reached with the Missouri General Assembly to protect the university’s state appropriation, the campus will waive part of that increased charge and will only require payment of 1 percent more than the previous semester in Fall 2018.  This waiver will be re-evaluated for Spring 2019 and in future years.  The tuition charge for Fall 2018 is $287.90 per credit hour, but is reduced by a limited Missouri resident undergraduate tuition waiver of 1.1% to $284.80 per credit hour.

International Tuition Rates

The University of Missouri Board of Curators approved a new tuition rate for international students that is $75 per credit hour above the non-resident (out-of-state) rate. This additional tuition revenue will help fund services the university provides to its international students to help them be successful on campus as well as partially funding scholarships for international students.

Information Technology Fee:
The Board of Curators has determined that this is a mandatory charge for every student attending the University. The Information Technology Fee allows a student access to Computer Learning Centers, teaching technology, tech support, e-mail, file storage and similar resources. For specific allotments, please see the Information Technology website (it.mst.edu).

Activity Facility Fee:
The Activity Facility Fee is voted and approved by the student body allocating money to student organizations and activities.  This fee also allows students access to the recreation and fitness centers and admission to home athletic contests.  For specific allotments, please see the Student Council website (stuco.mst.edu/safb).

Health Service Fee:

The Health Service Fee provides students access to services offered by the Student health Center and services offered by the Counseling Center. This fee supports pro-active health programs such as the university’s monitoring of student immunization compliance and on campus health concerns such as communicable disease outbreaks. This fee also supports campus wellness programs that are designed to aid students in making healthy lifestyle choices.  Students’ can access either the Student Health Center or the Counseling Center Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Both offices are staffed with licensed professionals who provide an array of preventative, diagnostic, clinical and educational services.  For more information, please see the Counseling Center website  or the Student Health Center website.

I already have insurance, do I still have to pay the Health Service Fee?
Yes, this is a mandatory fee for all students.

Academic Testing Fee:
An Academic Testing Fee was implemented spring 2014 to allow Missouri University Of Science and Technology to provide the on-line Fundamental of Engineering (FE) exam and to accommodate the growth for testing services not restricted to engineering related testing. This is a mandatory charge for all students classified as a Sophomore, Junior and Senior.  The fee is $19.50 per semester for a Senior; $12.00 per semester for a Junior and $5.00 per semester for a Sophomore. For more information please visit the Testing Center at http://testcenter.mst.edu.