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Southeast operates a textbook rental program in which most students pay less than $260 per year for textbooks, compared to more than $1,000 per year at other colleges and universities. That is a savings of about $3,000 over four years!

Southeast is affordable within the Midwest and nationally. Our commitment is to continue to be Missouri’s most affordable and academically competitive comprehensive regional university. Scholarships and need-based grants are available.

Use the Undergraduate Cost and Scholarship Estimator to calculate your individual cost

Average Annual Cost of Attendance

Cost for 30 credit hours per year, based on fees in effect during fall 2016 semester for full-time undergraduate students

  Missouri Resident MAA Recipient Non-Missouri Resident
Tuition $5,979.00 $11,364.00 $11,364.00
General Fees $1,011.00 $1,011.00 $1,011.00
Textbook Rental $259.40 $259.40 $259.40
Community Style Room and 15+ Meal Plan $7,310.00 $7,310.00 $7,310.00
Residence Hall Fees (RHA, Internet, Cable TV) $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 
MAA or SFAA Scholarship   ($5,385.00)  
Estimated 2016-2017 Cost $14,709.40 $14,709.40 $20,094.40

*MAA (Midwest Achievement Award) is a scholarship program fro residents in the MSEP states of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and the state of Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  SFAA (Southeast Family Achievement Award) is a scholarship program for non-Missouri residents who are children or grandchildren of alumni.  Each scholarship value is the difference between non-Missouri resident tuition and the Missouri resident tuition.  Note: Non-Missouri resident veterans, spouses of veterans and dependents of veterans may quality for a tuition rate equal to the Missouri resident tuition rate.

2016-2017 Residence Hall Fees

Combined cost of room and meal agreement for an academic year

Dobbins River Campus Center, Merick Hall, LaFerla Hall $9,060.00
Henderson Hall, Myers Hall, Towers North & West, Vandiver Hall $8,810.00
Community - Single Occupancy  
Dearmont Hall $8,310.00
Group Housing $7,810.00
Towers East & South $7,310.00
Additional Residence Hall Fees (REQUIRED)  
Housing Deposit (one-time fee) $150.00
Residence Hall Association Fee $30.00
Ethernet / LAN Access $60.00
Cable Television Fee $60.00

A housing deposit is required before a Contract for University Housing can be processed.  Other meal plans are available.

2016-2017 Undergraduate Fees

Tuition Missouri Resident (per credit hour) $199.30
Tuition Non-Missouri Resident (per credit hour) $378.80
Tuition Online Only (per credit hour) $265.00
General Fees (per credit hour) $33.70
Textbook Rental (10 course avg. $25.94 per course)
  • Textbook rental includes taxes at current rate.
  • Tax rates subject to change.
  • Some courses also charge a fee to cover lab and material costs.
  • Most undergraduate courses use textbook rental

2016-2017 Additional Fees

Optional Parking Pass (perimeter parking per year)  $140.00 
 Off-Campus Courses (per credit hour) $4.00 
 ITV Courses (per credit hour) $5.50 
 Online and Webinar Courses (per credit hour) $19.50 

2016-2017 Special Program Fees

The following programs require a special program course fee per credit hour to offset expenses associated with national accreditation requirements, low student/ faculty ratios and high-cost equipment.

Athletic Training/ Business Administration (BSBA) Core Courses/ Computer Science/ Music / Nursing / Theatre and Dance (per credit hour) $20.00

Additional course fees may apply.

Attention Military Personnel and Family Members

Non-Missouri resident veterans, spouses of veterans and dependents of veterans may qualify for a tuition rate equal to the Missouri resident tuition rate.


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