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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 (2020-2021)

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 Fee per credit hour or course may be applicable.

**Includes active Reserve and Guard members.


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