The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Governors set tuition and fees with a focus on making rates easier for students to understand and offering affordable options for how students pursue their degree.
For the 2022-2023 academic year, total tuition and general fees for undergraduate Missouri residents went from $290.50 to $300.50 per credit hour, an increase of about four percent. Undergraduate online rates decreased 5.4 percent, from $317.50 to $300.50. Increases were also approved for graduate and lower division regional campus courses. The Board kept existing general fees at the same rate as the previous academic year
“Online undergraduate students is one of the fastest growing segments in our student body,” said Dr. Brad Sheriff, vice president for Finance and Administration. “That’s largely because Southeast has expanded the number of programs that can be completed fully online and our students find this to be a quality option that gives them more flexibility to meet other responsibilities including work and family.”
Using the same rate for Missouri resident students whether they are learning on campus or online also makes it easier for them to understand their bill and tuition costs, said Sheriff.
“We offer on-campus, online and HyFlex learning to give students choices about how to work toward their degree on their schedule,” said Sheriff, “so aligning costs is just one more way of reducing obstacles as they make decisions about the best mode for them to reach their goals.”
Total tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year are as follows:
“Our mission has always been to offer as affordable an education as possible,” said Southeast President Dr. Carlos Vargas. “At Southeast, our students benefit from generous academic and need-based scholarship programs. In fact, our Will to Do award for Missouri residents who receive the Federal Pell Grant means eligible students will pay $0 in tuition and general fees. Our Copper Dome Scholarship is unique because it increases in value each year a student is eligible.”
Southeast extended its scholarship deadline to June 1, giving students more time to apply and receive a scholarship. Students who apply with test optional admission, meaning they do not need to take the ACT/SAT exam, are also eligible for the Copper Dome Scholarship program.
“While we are not able to control rising costs impacted by inflation, Southeast will always be committed to helping students find a path to achieve the future they want,” said Vargas.