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 three separate supplemental course fees are assessed, one for enrollment in all engineering courses (Engineering  Course Fee), one for Science and Computing courses (Sci and Computing 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 2021-2022 academic year

For the 2021-22 academic year, the tuition charge is $332.00 per credit hour, but is reduced by a limited Missouri resident undergraduate tuition waiver to $316.60 per credit hour.  This waiver is the result of university action and may not continue in the future

International Tuition Rates

The University of Missouri Board of Curators approved a new tuition rate for 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.

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 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.