Explanation of Fees

Tuition and Related Fees:

Tuition and related 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), residency status (Missouri resident, domestic non-resident, and international students), and by the student's degree plan.  Tuition tiers correspond to the market and cost of delivering the degree, factoring in the cost of specialized facilities, equipment, and faculty.

S&T offers a plateau (a flat rate charge) for undergraduate students who take 12-18 credit hours per semester.  By removing the financial barrier of enrolling in additional courses within the plateau, you can enroll into fuller course loads (15 hours vs. 12 hours) and graduate on time.  Credit hours outside of that range will be assessed at 1/12 of the flat rate.  This structure allows you take exploratory courses at no additional cost.  Students should continue to work with their academic advisors to create course schedules most appropriate to their learning needs and programs of study.  If you are enrolled in a graduate program, you will continue to be assessed on a per credit hour basis.

Students will pay the tier rate for their degree plan as of the last day of the 100% refund period for the term.  If a student changes major after that day, the billing tier will not update.  If a student has declared two majors, the plateau and tier rate still applies.  Students will pay according to the degree plan with the highest tier rate of their selected majors. 

Charges for tuition and related fees change annually based on the approved rates, the number of credit courses taken, and the student's degree plan.  

International Tuition Rates

The University of Missouri Board of Curators approved a new tuition rate for graduate international students that is 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.

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 with access to health and wellness services offered by two departments, Student Health Services and Student Well-Being.  Student Health Services (studenthealth.mst.edu) ensures students are healthy and miss as little class time as possible due to illness.  They act as non-emergency urgent care and provide services such as illness and injury treatment, immunizations, well-woman exams, STI testing, medication management, travel consults, allergy injections, sport/orthopedic injuries, and more.  Additionally, the Health Service Fee supports Student Health Service programs such as monitoring student immunization compliance and managing communicable disease outbreaks (such as COVID-19).  Student Well Being (wellbeing.mst.edu) empowers students to thrive mentally, physically, and emotionally.  They provide individual and group counseling services (provided by licensed counselors), one-on-one wellness consultations and coaching sessions, peer-led education and support programming, group trainings, bystander intervention education, and more.  Additionally, Student Well-Being offers virtual counseling visits within the state of Missouri.  All students have 24/7 access to online resources, some of which can be found using Health and Well-Being Resource Directory (wellbeing.mst.edu/resources/directory) and using the urgent/crisis resource page (wellbeing.mst.edu/resources/crisis). 

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 $25.00 per semester for a Senior; $15.00 per semester for a Junior and $7.00 per semester for a Sophomore. For more information please visit the Testing Center at http://testcenter.mst.edu.