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Tuition Assessment

Tuition Assessment
By registering for classes, students contract to pay tuition and fees unless they officially withdraw and all fees are reassessed at 100%. Tuition and fees are assessed on registered students and are payable by the due date printed on the online bill. The amount of tuition and fees varies by the term a student enters the University, changes in student career, changes of program or coursework within the University, or the number of semester hours for which the student registers. Subsequent changes could result in a change from the amounts originally assessed. Tuition also varies according to the students’ state residence - state of Missouri resident or nonresident. For a description and definition of state resident status, see the Missouri Department of Higher Education residency requirements.  

Tuition and fees are set annually by the University of Missouri Board of Curators.  The University reserves the right to modify by increase or decrease the fees charged for attendance and other services at the University, including but not limited to tuition or educational fees, at any time when in the discretion of the governing board the same is in the best interest of the University, provided that no increases can or will be effective unless approved by the governing board not less than thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the academic term (semester, etc.) to which the fees are applicable, with all modification of fees to be effective irrespective as to whether fees have or have not been paid by or on behalf of a student prior to the effective date of the modification.

State Residence Classification 
The state residence classification of an applicant is determined on the basis of information given on the application and other credentials. Tuition is assessed in accordance with this information. A student who has legitimate cause for change of status may petition for change on a Petition for Missouri Resident Status Form.

Regulations Governing the Determination of State Residence Status for Admission and Assessment of Student Tuition 
State resident status applies both to assessment of tuition and admission to the University. Principal elements determining state residency are:

The burden of proof of establishing eligibility for Missouri resident status shall rest with the student.

Applicable Tuition and Fees are waived for:

The nonresident portion of tuition (if the student is subject to payment of tuition) is waived (via scholarship) for: