Current Year Fee Schedules

Tuition and General Fees are required costs per credit hour and assessed for all courses to cover educational and other expenses not funded by the State of Missouri.  

Depending upon the specific course(s) or program enrolled, additional fees may apply as follows:  

  • Tuition – Assessed per credit hour for all courses to off-set instructional costs of the course 
  • General Fees – Assessed per credit hour to provide funding for student initiatives and services through Student Government. Services to students include, but are not limited to, access to open computer labs, recreation center, sporting events, etc. 
  • Program Fees – Assessed per credit hour for all courses in select, high-cost programs to off-set additional instructional expenses incurred as a result of offering specific program of study 
  • Special Course Fees – Assessed per course to cover additional costs or consumable materials required for instruction 
  • Electronic Course Access – Assessed per course for select courses that require use of electronic course materials during instruction, which are automatically provided to the student 
  • Residence Hall Fees – Can include residence hall rooms, meal plans, and other required fees if residing on campus or enrolling in a meal plan 
Undergraduate Students
undergraduate Tuition General Fees Total per Credit Hour
Missouri Residents $248.70 $41.80 $290.50
Nonresident $467.70 $41.80 $509.50

Printable Fee Schedule

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Regional Campus Undergraduate Students
regional campus Tuition Tech/Maint. Fee Total per Credit Hour
South Campus/Sites (Sikeston, Kennett, Poplar Bluff)
Lower Level Courses (000-299)
$182.00 $11.00 $193.00

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Online Only Students
Southeast online total per credit hour
Online ONLY (SE Online Degrees) - Undergraduate $317.50
Online ONLY (SE Online Degrees) - Graduate $386.50
Military & Veterans

If you are a service member, veteran, spouse or dependent of a service member or veteran, you may qualify for in-state tuition during future semesters at Southeast.

Southeast supports our military and offers Military Residency to these students regardless of where they live, which matches the Missouri rate. For a list of specific documentation that must be submitted to verify military affiliation and the deadline for each semester, visit Military & Veterans. 

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International Students 
Total Estimated Cost (Fall & Spring) $27,965.66 $21,388.66
academic year estimate Undergraduate (Bachelor's) Graduate (Master's)
Tuition & General Fees (Fall & Spring) $15,285.00 (30 hours per year) $11,592.00 (18 hours per year)
Estimated Books & Supplies $364.00 $850.00
Housing $6,850.00 (on-campus housing*) $4,500.00 (off-campus housing)
Meals $3,120.00 (15 meals/week) $2,100.00 (off-campus food)
Estimated Personal Expenses (toiletries, local transportation, recreation) $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Health Insurance (mandatory; 12 months) $1,346.66 $1,346.66

Planning to bring a spouse or child with you? If so, estimate an additional:

  • $2,000.00 - one dependent
  • $3,000.00 - two dependents
  • $4,000.00 - three dependents

*On-campus housing rate based on Vandiver/Myers/North/West Residence Halls for 2021-2022

iep cost estimate 8-week Session Semester (16 weeks) Academic Year (2 semesters)
Tuition $2,750.00 (7.5 hours) $5,500.00 (15 hours) $11,000.00 (30 hours)
Estimated Books & Supplies $91.00 $182.00 $364.00
On-Campus Housing* $1,666.00 $3,332.00 $6,664.00
Meal Plan** $756.75 $1,513.50 $3,027.00
Estimated Personal Expenses (toiletries, local transportation, recreation) $250.00 $500.00 $1,000.00
Health Insurance $435.00 $653.50 $1,307.64
Total Estimated Cost $5,948.75 $11,681.00 $23,062.64

*On-campus housing rate based on Vandiver/Myers/North/West Residence Halls for 2021-2022.

**Meal Plan rate based on 15 meals per week for 2021-2022

Note: You may also encounter one-time charges, such as new student orientation or transportation from your home country.

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Graduate Students
graduate Tuition General Fees Total per Credit Hour
Graduate Missouri Residents $325.45 $41.80 $367.25
Graduate Nonresident $602.20 $41.80 $644.00
Doctoral Missouri Resident/Nonresident $491.10 $491.10

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Early College Students
early college total per credit hour
Dual Credit/Early College Credit (High School) $95.00

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Special Tuition Rates
special rates total per credit hour
Senior Citizen - Undergraduate $49.74
Senior Citizen - Graduate $130.18
Faculty/Staff - Undergraduate (up to 6 hrs) $49.74
Faculty/Staff - Graduate (up to 6 hrs) $130.18
Faculty/Staff - Dependent Tuition Reimbursement 50% Reimbursement
MO Residency and Other Special Rate Information

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Program Fees
program fees total per credit hour
BSBA Core Courses $40.00
Communication Disorders Graduate (CD) $35.00
Communication Disorders Undergraduate (CD) $25.00
Computer Science Graduate (CS/IS/CY) $50.00
Computer Science Undergraduate (CS/IS/CY) $40.00
Graduate Program Fee (GR698/699/799) $100.00
Mass Media (MC) $25.00
MBA Core Courses $50.00
Music (MH/MM/MU) $25.00
Nursing Graduate $50.00
Nursing Undergraduate (NC/NS) $40.00
Theatre And Dance (DA/TH) $25.00

Additional Details for Program Fees

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Other Fees
other fees total
Textbook Rental ($35+applicable tax) $36.31 per course
Installment Payment Plan (PP) $30.00
Returned Check / ACH (per item returned) $20.00
Enrollment Fee (New Student) $150.00
Enrollment Fee (Transfer Students) $100.00
Enrollment Fee (International Students) $200.00
Parking Permit* (Preferred) $190.00 per year
Parking Permit* (Perimeter) $140.00 per year
Late Payment Fee (Active Students) $40.00

*Additional parking permit options are available through Parking Services.

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Residence Hall Rates
Residence Hall Semester Rates Standard Room (per semester) Private Room (per semester)
Dobbins RC Center (double occupancy) $3,650.00 $5,475.00
LaFeria Hall (double occupancy) $3,525.00 $5,287.50
Merick Hall (double occupancy) $3,525.00 $5,287.50
Vandiver Hall (double occupancy) $3,425.00 $5,137.50
Myers Hall (double occupancy) $3,425.00 $5,137.50
Towers North & West (double occupancy, private bathroom) $3,925.00 $5,887.50
Towers North & West (double occupancy) $3,425.00 $5,137.50
Group/Greek Housing (single occupancy) $3,450.00 N/A
Group/Greek Housing (double occupancy) $2,975.00 $4,462.50
Towers East & South (single occupancy) $3,450.00 N/A
Towers East & South (double occupancy) $2,700.00 $4,050.00

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Meal Plans
Meal Plans Classic Plan (per semester) Premium Plan (per semester)
19 Meals/week + $58 Flex Dollars/semester $1,690.00 $1,780.00
15 Meals/week + $70 Flex Dollars/semester $1,560.00 $1,645.00
10 Meals/week + $80 Flex Dollars/semester $1,380.00 $1,445.00
5 Meals/week + $135 Flex Dollars/semester $1,190.00 $1,245.00
90 Meal Block Plan (Towers Cafe Only) $975.00 N/A

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Cost Calculators

Calculate Your Cost & Scholarships

Sometimes you need to see your total estimated cost rather than per credit hour fees. We want you help you begin to get an idea of your individual costs, so we’ve created a couple of calculators to help you estimate.

Net Price Calculator

Get a free estimate of how much you and your family may need to contribute to pay for a Southeast education. Please note the Net Price Calculator is a planning tool only and not an application for financial aid.

Non-Missouri Residents

We’re glad to welcome you to the Show Me State. Students coming from outside of Missouri can apply for Missouri Residency for Fee Paying Purposes to be considered for the Missouri tuition rate during future semesters at Southeast. Students under 21 are evaluated based on their parent's state of residence, while students 21 or older are evaluated based on their state of residence.

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