Explanation of Fees

What is the Tuition Fees on my bill?

This is the cost of your classes. This amount will change each academic year according to the number of credit hours you take each semester and the cost per credit hour.

What is the Information Technology Fee on my bill?
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).

What is the 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).

What is the Engineering & Science Course Fee?
Engineering and science programs have experienced significant growth over the past several years. Laboratory intensive programs have particularly challenging issues related to rapid growth because of the smaller classes that are necessary for student interaction and experiential learning. Enrollment growth, then, requires the creation of multiple lab sections due to space and equipment constraints. The additional funds will be used to add full and part-time faculty, as well as graduate teaching assistants to support the Missouri S&T strategic plan initiatives. They will also serve as a funding source for the renovation of laboratories and distance classrooms and the purchase of current state-of-the-art equipment.

What is the Business & Information Technology Course Fee?
Business and Information Technology programs were recently AACSB accredited and have experienced dramatic growth. Missouri S&T's business programs are unique in that they are technology based. This approach requires an investment in faculty and teaching labs similar to what is needed for the engineering and science disciplines. The additional funds will be used to add full and part-time faculty, as well as graduate teaching assistants to support the Missouri S&T strategic plan initiatives. They will also serve as a funding source for the renovation of laboratories and distance classrooms and purchase of current state-of-the-art equipment.

What is the 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.

What is an 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.

How much is the Academic Testing Fee?

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.