Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are payable at registration. Any special payment arrangements should be coordinated with the Business Office, Eder 104. A complete listing of current tuition and fees can be found at www.missouriwestern.edu/businessoffice.

Students who complete the registration process must agree to pay the University according to an agreed upon payment schedule with the Business Office. Students who fail to meet the terms of the agreement may entitle Missouri Western State University to:

  1. declare the full balance plus late fees immediately due and payable by law.
  2. refuse subsequent registration for any classes and/or drop current classes.
  3. deny future enrollment in any payment plan.
  4. withhold grades, diplomas or transcripts from  being released until the unpaid balance, as well as all attorney fees, legal expenses and other collection costs are paid in full.

Residency

It is the student’s responsibility to register under the proper residence and to pay the proper fees. Petition forms and rules of residency are available at www.missouriwestern.edu/registrar or in the Registrar’s Office. A student requesting a change of residency classification for fee purposes must submit an appeal with the Registrar's Office by the end of the first week of classes in order to be considered for the current term. The student will be required to complete a Residency Petition and furnish evidence in support of the claim.

Refund Policy

  • Students who make schedule changes during the add/drop period will be charged for the added class and/or credited the cost of the dropped class.
  • Students who make schedule changes during the add/drop period will be assessed a late registration fee of $50.00.
  • No refunds are given to students who make schedule changes after the add/drop period but remain in school.
  • Students completely withdrawing from school within the add/drop period will receive a refund of tuition and fees assessed, based on the withdrawal refund schedule found in the appropriate term's online Registration Guide, www.missouriwestern.edu/registrar/registration. Withdrawal refunds are computed based upon the date the Registrar receives the completed/correctly executed withdrawal form. Withdrawal computations are not effective the date the student stops attending classes. The refund must be claimed during the semester in which the refund applies.
  • Failure to attend classes does not constitute a withdrawal. Students must officially withdraw in the Registrar's Office to be eligible for a refund.
  • If after all charges/credits have been applied to the account the student is eligible for a refund, then the funds will be refunded directly to the student. If, however, payment has been made either partially or fully by financial aid (scholarships, grants, or loans) or another source (e.g., Vocational Rehabilitation), the excess funds will be returned to the financial aid source(s) up to 100 percent of the  original aid amount. After restoring the financial aid or other source to its original amount, any excess of refund monies will be returned to the student.
  • Students who feel that individual circumstances warrant exceptions from this policy may appeal in writing to the University Bursar. This appeal must be made during the semester to which the refund  applies.