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. With our textbook rental program, you save over $3,300! Your textbook cost is estimated at $360 per year compared to more than $1,200 per year at other colleges and universities.
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Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance

Cost for 30 credit hours per year, based on fees in effect during fall 2018 semester for full-time undergraduate students.

  Missouri Resident Non-Missouri Resident
Tuition $6,253.50 $11,991.00
General Fees $1,164.00 $1,164.00
Textbook Rental (10 course avg. at $35 + applicable tax per course) $363.10 $363.10
Community Style Room and 15+ Classic Meal Plan $7,828.00 $7,828.00
Estimated 2018-2019 Cost $15,608.60 $21,346.10

2018-2019 Residence Hall Fees

2-person room with 15+ Classic Meal Plan (with $140 in flex) per academic year

Dobbins River Campus Center, Merick Hall, LaFerla Hall $9,508.00
Henderson Hall, Myers Hall, Towers North & West, Vandiver Hall $9,348.00
Community - Single Occupancy  
Dearmont Hall $8,828.00
Group Housing $8,318.00
Towers East & South $7,828.00
A $150.00 housing deposit is required before a Contract for University Housing can be processed. Other meal plans are available.  


2018-2019 Undergraduate Fees

Tuition and General Fees Missouri Resident (per credit hour) $247.25
Tuition and General Fees Non-Missouri Resident (per credit hour) $438.50
Tuition and General Fees Regional Campuses (Kennett, Malden, Sikeston)
Lower Level Courses (000-299)
Tuition Online Only (per credit hour) $284.00
Textbook Rental (10 course avg. at $35 + applicable tax 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

2018-2019 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) $25.00 

2018-2019 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.

Business Administration (BSBA) Core Courses/ Communication Disorders/ Computer Science/ Mass Media/ Music / Nursing / Theatre and Dance (per credit hour) $20.00

Additional course fees may apply.

Attention Military Personnel and Family Members

nonresident 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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