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 2019-20 2020-21
Tuition (12-18 hours per semester) $24,300 $25,000
Average Room and Board $8,160 $8,400
Fees $770 $780
Total Average Annual Direct Costs $33,230 $34,180
Average Book and Supply cost (estimated) $1,000 $1,000
Direct Costs - Breakdown per Semester
Full-time tuition (12-18 hours) $12,150 $12,500
Part-time tuition (7-11 hours, per credit hour) $1,015 $1,045
Part-time tuition (1-6 hours and summer courses, per credit hour) $220 $220
Overload tuition (for each hour over 18) $220 $220
Residence Hall* $2,000 $2,055
Meal Plan (per semester)^ $2,080 $2,145
Student Fees Per Semester: Mandatory (full-time or per credit hour, part-time) 2019-20 2020-21
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 $35 or $3.00
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.) 2019-20 2020-21
Art Fee (per credit hour) $10 $10
Athletic Training Program Fees**
Portfolio Fee $120 $120
Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Fee $75 $75
Liability Insurance for Clinical Rotations (yearly) $40 $40
CMU Student AT Association Fee/Professional Memberships $30/$90 $30/$90
Acceptance Fee (non-refundable) $250 $250
Travel Exp to/from clinical sites / drug and criminal background testing Varies Varies
CGES Student Service Fee (per credit hour) $20 $20
Continuing Education Credit Fees** 2 Graduate Credits: $760 2 Graduate Credits: $765
3 Graduate Credits: $1,070 3 Graduate Credits: $1,075
3 Continuing Ed units: $290 3 Continuing Ed units: $295
4.5 Continuing Ed units: $365 4.5 Continuing Ed units: $370
Credit by Examination $35 $35
Duplicate Diploma $25 $25
Education Majors Background Check** $14.00 per transaction $14.00 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 Fees Nursing fees are now located on the nursing home page. Nursing fees are now located on the nursing home page.
Online Service Fee $50 $50
Occupational Therapy Program Fees**
Overload Fee (more than 18 hours) $220 $220
Orientation Fee $100 $100
Parking Citations $15-$100 $15-$100
Parking Permit (per semester) $35
Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $25-50 $25-50
Physical Therapist Assistant Program Fees**
Preceptor Fee n/a
Printing Costs
Private Music Lessons (per lesson, max $250) $125 $125
Re-Core & Replace Keys $75 $75
Re-issued Payroll or Refund Check** $30 $30
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 $41.25 $41.75
Single Room Charge (per semester) $500 $500
Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Fee (per semester) $75 $75
Student Teaching Certificate (for Student Teaching) $50 $50
Student Teaching Fees $35 per credit hour $35 per credit hour
Student Teaching Mileage Fee (only for those students teaching outside the 60-mile radius) $500 $500
Transcript Fees Mailing: $7.50 Mailing: $7.50
Electronic Exchange: $7.50 Electronic Exchange: $7.50
Electronic PDF: $9 Electronic PDF: $9.25
Fax Unofficial: $7.50 Fax Unofficial: $7.50
Priority Mail: Add $20 Priority Mail: Add $25
Priority Mail: Add $15
Wire Transfer Payment Fee** Domestic: $30 Domestic: $30
International: $75 International: $75

**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 (Per semester)

2019-20 2020-21
19 Meal Plan $2,080 $2,145
14 Meal Plan $1,955 $2,020
10 Meal Plan $1,895 $1,960

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† 2019-2020 2020-2021
Per Credit Hour Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate-All locations except St. Louis $220 $220
Undergraduate-Online $260 $260
Accelerated Nursing Program-Columbia $540 $540
St. Louis Area† 2019-2020 2020-2021
Per Credit Hour Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate-Business, Psychology, RN-BSN** $285 $285
Undergraduate - Child Development and Education $285 $285
Master of Education $285 $285
Master of Science in Clinical Counseling $380 $380
Graduate† 2019-2020 2020-2021
Per Credit Hour Per Credit Hour
Master of Clinical Counseling $380 $380
Master of Athletic Training $380 $380
Master of Education $260 $260
Master of Education-Online $290 $290
Master of Education-St. Louis $285 $285
Master of Education-Math Courses $380 $380
Master of Music Education $260 $260
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: $760 2 Graduate Credits: $765
3 Graduate Credits: $1,070 3 Graduate Credits: $1,075
3 Continuing Ed units: $290 3 Continuing Ed units: $295
4.5 Continuing Ed units: $365 4.5 Continuing Ed units: $370
First Class at CMU-Dual Credit 2019-2020 2020-2021
Per Credit Hour
Dual Credit $80 $80
Dual Credit Online $100 $100

† All College of Graduate and Extended Studies rates are subject to the following fees: Service Charge: $15 ($20 for 2019-20), Graduation Fee: $75, Return Check Fee: $30

**Subject to changes initiated by the vendor

Other Fees (Not all fees are applicable to all students.) 2019-20 2020-2021
Athletic Training Additional Fees    
Portfolio Fee $120 $120
Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Fee $75 $75
Liability Insurance for Clinical Rotations (yearly) $40 $40
CMU Student AT Association Fee/Professional Memberships $30/$90 $30/$90
Acceptance Fee (non-refundable) $250 $250
Travel Exp to/from clinical sites / drug and criminal background testing Varies Varies
Clinical Counseling Software Fee (one-time, 2nd year only) $200 $200
Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination $75 payable to Pearson VUE $75 payable to Pearson VUE
Proctor Fee $20 at testing sites $20 at testing sites
Off-site Testing fee $150 payable to Pearson VUE $150 payable to Pearson VUE
Credit by Examination $35 $35
Duplicate Diploma $25 $25
Education Majors Background Check** $14.00 per transaction $14.00 per transaction
Graduation Fee $75 $75
Late Payment Fee $100 $100
Master of Science in Nursing Certifying Exam Fee (NU522)- Clinical Nurse Leader Exam (optional) $345 $350 if administered at CMU, $425 at testing center
Nursing ABSN
Nursing Foliotek $120 $120
Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $25-$50 $25-$50
Private Music Lessons (per lesson, max $250) $125 $125
Re-issued Payroll or Refund Check $30 $30
Returned Check Fee $30 $30
Science Laboratory Fee (per course, max $100) $50 $50
Security Check & FBI Fingerprint Screening for Education majors** $41.25 $41.75
Student Services Fee (per credit hour) $20 $20
Student Teaching Certificate (for Student Teaching) $50 $50
Student Teaching Fees $35 per credit hour $35 per credit hour
Student Teaching Mileage Fee (only for those students teaching outside the 60-mile radius) $500 $500
Transcript Fees Mailing: $7.25 Mailing: $7.50
Electronic Exchange: $7.25 Electronic Exchange: $7.50
Electronic PDF: $9 Electronic PDF: $9.25
Fax Unofficial: $7.50 Fax Unofficial: $7.50
Priority Mail: Add $20 Priority Mail: Add $25
VESi Software Fee (ED6** courses)** $145 per course $145 per course
Wire Transfer Payment Fee** Domestic: $30 Domestic: $30
International: $75 International: $75


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.