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Tuition & Costs

Committed to an Affordable College Education

The University of Central Missouri is one the nation's most affordable universities. UCM works hard to keep tuition costs low. In fact, over the past seven years, the average cost of tuition has increased less than 3 percent each year and has not increased more than the inflation rate.

 how UCM tuition compares nationally


Complete the FAFSA soon after it becomes available on October 1 to be considered for the maximum aid. UCM’s code 002454.

Tuition/Credit Hour Rates* (Fall 2020-Summer 2021)

Missouri Resident Undergraduate: $237.60 Graduate: $317.00
Non-Resident Undergraduate: $475.20
Non-resident portion of these fees is $237.60 per credit hour.
Graduate: $634.00
Online / Hybrid Undergraduate: $292.05 Graduate: $369.40
  Undergraduate Active Military***: $250.00  
CS/CIS Graduate**   Graduate: $423.00
Business Graduate Courses   Graduate: $487.10

*Per credit hour rates do not include the following fees: mandatory, technology, testing, program, or course. Refer to the complete list of 2020-2021 rates approved by the UCM Board of Governors.  Additional Course/Program Fees per credit hour or course may be applicable. (View Summer 2021 Fees or Fall 2021 Fees).

**Includes CS, CIS, SE, CYBR, and DSA course prefixes.

***Includes active Reserve and Guard members.


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