Tuition & Fees

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Fayette Undergraduate Campus - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

College of Graduate & Extended Studies - satellite programs, online/graduate


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Fayette Undergraduate

The information provided can be used to estimate your balance due to CMU, after financial assistance has been applied. Monthly billing statements, provided by the Business Office, will begin in June.

Annual Direct Costs - Tuition, Room, Board, and Fees 2017–18 2018–19
Tuition (12–18 hours per semester) $23,000 $23,650
Average Room and Board $7,730 $7,940
Fees $770 $770
Total Average Annual Direct Costs $31,500 $32,360
Average Book and Supply cost (estimated) $1,000 $1,000
Direct Costs - Breakdown per Semester  
Full-time tuition (12–18 hours) $11,500 $11,825
Part-time tuition (7–11 hours, per credit hour) $960 $990
 Part-time tuition (1–6 hours and summer courses, per credit hour) $210 $210
Overload tuition (for each hour over 18) $210 $210
Residence Hall* $1,890 $1,945
Meal Plan^ $1,975 $2,025
Student Fees Per Semester: Mandatory (full-time or per credit hour, part-time) 2017–18 2018–19
Career Center Fee $25 or $2.50 $25 or $2.50
Classroom Assessment Fee $110 or $9.25 $110 or $9.25
Educational Resource Fee $120 or $10 $120 or $10
Health Clinic Fee $30 or $2.50 $30 or $2.50
Student Government Fee $90 or $9* $90 or $9*
Yearbook Fee $10 or $1 $10 or $1
Other Fees (Not all fees are applicable to all students.) 2017–18 2018–19
Art Fee (per credit hour) $10 $10
Athletic Training Program Fees**    
CGES Student Service Fee (per credit hour) $15 $15
Continuing Education Credit Fees**    
Credit by Examination $35 $35
Credit by Exam, Nursing Clinical Performance $150 per course $150 per course
Duplicate Diploma $25 $25
Education Majors Background Check** $13.25 per transaction $13.25 per transaction
Freshman Class Book (CMU101) $15 $15
Graduation Fee $75 $75
Greek Insurance $50, $75 for new members $50, $75 for new members
ID Card Replacement $10 $10
Late Payment Fee 2% monthly of the balance due 2% monthly of the balance due
Nursing ATI Supplemental Fee (AH318 & AH418)** $1,012.50 each course $1,012.50 each course
Nursing Criminal Background Check** $70 $70
Nursing Background Check for MoSBN** $45 $45
Nursing Immunization Tracker**/Castle Branch $30 $30
Nursing NCLEX Registration** $200 $200
Nursing Registration with FCSR** $11 $11
Nursing TEAS Exam** $60 $60
Nursing Urine Drug Screen** $42–63 depending on where screening is obtained $42–63 depending on where screening is obtained
Nursing Junior Year Fees** $315 $315
Nursing Senior Year Fees** $242 $242
Online Service Fee $50 $50
Occupational Therapy Program Fees**    
Overload Fee (more than 18 hours) $210 $210
Orientation Fee $100 $100
Parking Citations $15–100 $15–100
Parking Permit (per semester) $30 $30
Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $25–$50 $25–50
Physical Therapist Assistant Program Fees**    
Preceptor Fee $100 $100
Printing Costs    
Private Music Lessons (per lesson, max $250) $125 $125
Re-Core & Replace Keys $75 $75
Re-issued Payroll or Refund Check $25 $25
Residence Halls - Damage Deposit $100 $100
Returned Check $30 $30
Science Laboratory Fee (per course, max $100) $50 $50
Security Check & FBI Fingerprint Screening for Education majors $43.05 $43.05
Single Room Charge (per semester) $500 $500
Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Physical (per semester) $75 $75
Student Teaching Fees $625 (flat rate) $35 per credit hour
 Student Teaching Mileage Fee (only for those students  teaching outside the 60-mile radius) $.50 per mile, up to $500 $.50 per mile, up to $500
 Transcript Fees Mailing: $7.25
Electronic Exchange: $7.25
Electronic PDF: $9
Fax Unofficial: $7.50
Priority Mail: Add $20
Priority Mail: Add $15
Mailing: $7.25
Electronic Exchange: $7.25
Electronic PDF: $9
Fax Unofficial: $7.50
Priority Mail: Add $20
Priority Mail: Add $15
 Wire Transfer Payment Fee** Domestic: $20
International: $50
Domestic: $20
International: $50

**Subject to changes initiated by the vendor
* This is the average cost for a resident hall, this number will vary depending upon the residence hall chosen.
^This is the cost of a full meal plan (19 meals per week); the cost will vary depending on the meal plan chosen. Freshmen and Transfer students are required to have the 19 meal plan for the first year of attendance. See below.

In addition to books and supplies, families should plan on other indirect cost such as transportation and personal spending. Please Note: Parents may borrow a Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) up to the full Cost of Attendance (or Budget) minus any financial assistance the student is receiving. If the student has an excess of funds (more aid than the total direct cost), the balance will be given to the student as a refund. The student can use this refund as a means to pay for books, transportation or other personal spending.

Meal Plan Rates

  2017–18 2018–19
19 Meal Plan $1,975 $2,025
14 Meal Plan $1,850 $1,900
10 Meal Plan $1,790 $1,840

Cost of Attendance

See the full Cost of Attendance for an estimate of all costs. Cost of Attendance is a formal term used by the Department of Education to estimate the cost to a student, both directly and indirectly, of being a full time student.

 


College of Graduate & Extended Studies † 

Undergraduate
2017–2018
Per Credit Hour
2018–2019
Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate—All locations except St. Louis $210 $210
Undergraduate—Online $250 $250
Accelerated Nursing Program—Columbia  $540 $540

 

St. Louis Area
2017–2018
Per Credit Hour
2018–2019
Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate—Business, Psychology, RN-BSN** $300 $285
Undergraduate - Child Development onsite $210 $210 
Master of Education $280  $280 
Master of Science in Clinical Counseling  $380 $380

 

Graduate
2017–2018
Per Credit Hour
2018–2019
Per Credit Hour
Master of Clinical Counseling** $380 $380
Master of Education $250 $250
Master of Education—Online $290 $290
Master of Education—St. Louis $280 $280 
Master of Education—Math Courses $380 $380
Master of Music Education $250 $250
Master of Science in Mathematics $380 $380
Master of Science in Nursing** $380 $380
MOREnet Courses (graduate credit) $75 $75
Continuing Education Credits (CEC) 2 Graduate Credits: $750
3 Graduate Credits: $1,055
3 Continuing Ed units: $290
4.5 Continuing Ed units: $365

2 Graduate Credits: $750
3 Graduate Credits: $1,055
3 Continuing Ed units: $290
4.5 Continuing Ed units: $365

 

First Class at CMU—Dual Credit
2017–2018
Per Credit Hour
2018–2019
Per Credit Hour
Dual Credit $80 $80
Dual Credit Online $120 $120

† All College of Graduate and Extended Studies rates are subject to the following fees: Service Charge: $15, Graduation Fee: $75, Return Check Fee: $30

Other Fees (Not all fees are applicable to all students.) 2017–18 2018–19
Credit by Examination $35 35
Credit by Exam, Nursing Clinical Performance (ABSN) $150 per course $150 per course
Duplicate Diploma $25 $25
Education Majors Background Check** $13.25 per transaction $13.25 per transaction
Foliotek Fee (AH300 & NU500)** $120 $120
Graduation Fee $75 $75
Late Payment Fee $100 $100
Malpractice Insurance (ABSN)** $25 $25
Master of Science in Nursing Certifying Exam Fee (NU522)—
Clinical Nurse Leader Exam (optional)
$345 $345
Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $25–$50 $25
Private Music Lessons (per lesson, max $250) $125 $125
Re-issued Payroll or Refund Check $25 $25
Returned Check Fee $30 $30
Science Laboratory Fee (per course, max $100) $50 $50
Security Check & FBA Fingerprint Screening for Education majors** $44.80 $44.80
Student Services Fee (per credit hour) $15 $15
Student Teaching Fees $625 (flat rate) $35 per credit hour
Student Teaching Mileage Fee (only for those students  teaching outside the 60-mile radius) $.50 per mile, up to $500 $.50 per mile, up to $500
Transcript Fees Mailing: $7.25
Electronic Exchange: $7.25
Electronic PDF: $9
Fax Unofficial: $7.50
Priority Mail: Add $20
Priority Mail: Add $15
Mailing: $7.25
Electronic Exchange: $7.25
Electronic PDF: $9
Fax Unofficial: $7.50
Priority Mail: Add $20
Priority Mail: Add $15
VESi Software Fee (ED6** courses)** $140 per course $140 per course
Wire Transfer Payment Fee** Domestic: $20
International: $50
Domestic: $20
International: $50

**Subject to changes initiated by the vendor

CGES Payment Options

Payment is due before classes begin and can be paid with: cash, check, money order, or MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express through the Enterprise site. For further details on payment options please contact the Business Office at 660-248-6670.