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Tuition & Costs

Committed to an Affordable College Education

The University of Central Missouri is one of the nation's most affordable universities. UCM works hard to keep tuition costs low.

 How UCM Compares Nationally


Complete the FAFSA to be considered for the maximum aid. Enter UCM’s code 002454 to ensure we receive your information.

Tuition/Credit Hour Rates* (Fall 2023-Summer 2024)

Missouri Resident Undergraduate: $277.50 Graduate: $356.00
Non-Resident Undergraduate: $555.00
Non-resident portion of these fees is $277.50 per credit hour.
Graduate: $712.00
Online/Hybrid Undergraduate: $277.50 Graduate: $413.50
Active Military*** Undergraduate: $250.00  
CS/CIS Graduate**   Graduate: $464.00
Business Graduate Courses   Graduate: $499.50
UCM Lees Summit Undergraduate: $277.50 Graduate: $413.50

*Per credit hour rates do not include the following fees: mandatory, technology, testing, program, or course. Refer to the complete list of 2023-2024 rates approved by the UCM Board of Governors.  Additional Course/Program Fees per credit hour or course may be applicable. (View Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 fees).

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

***Includes active Reserve and Guard members.

Prior Academic Year (2023) Rate List


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Cost Calculators


UCM’s Cost Calculators will help you  estimate your total cost while attending UCM.

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Payment Information


A variety of convenient payment methods are available.

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Financing Your Education


Learn how to finance your education, including applying for financial aid and understanding grants and other types of financial aid.

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Explore scholarship options and easily apply online for ALL UCM Alumni Foundation Scholarships through UCM Scholarship Finder.


Military Tuition Assistance

The Office of Military and Veteran Services, located on the lower-level of Elliott Student Union (room 117) is where you can find all information related to educational benefits for active duty, retirees, guard, reservists, and their dependents.

If a FAFSA is completed in addition to receiving Military Tuition Assistance, you may be eligible for other types of financial aid.



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