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Frequently Asked Questions

International Admissions

 

How much is tuition per year?

Itemized Tuition and Costs(2018/2019)

Tuition (30 Hours) - $13,934

Insurance Costs - $1,200

Textbook Rental - $420

Residence Halls - $7004

Total with Residence Halls - $22,558

What are the English proficiency Requirements?

In order to join regular academic courses we require the following English scores:

How do I send my transcripts?

If you are a first time university student (never attended a US institution), you will need to send your transcript to WES for evaluation of your university transcripts. You must choose the course by course evaluation. The WES service can take up to six weeks for delivery. You should begin this process as soon as you apply for admission. Scanned or faxed copies of transcripts are NOT accepted.

First Time Freshman

If you are a first time freshman from a US high school, you must send your official transcripts from that school, showing you completed the high school program and graduated.

Transfer

As a transfer student from a foreign institution you will need to submit a WES evaluation of your university transcripts. You must choose the course by course evaluation. The WES service can take up to six weeks for delivery. You should begin this process as soon as you apply for admission. Scanned or faxed copies of transcripts are NOT accepted.

If you are a transfer student from a U.S. institution, you must send your official transcripts from that school as well as the Advisor Transfer Report Form. This form must be filled out by your International Advisor.  The International Admissions and Student Services Office will provide you with this form after you are admitted.

When is the application deadline?

While we do not have specific deadlines for applying, you will need to give yourself enough time after admission to get your visa.

How many students attend Missouri Southern State University?

There are approximately 6,000 at Missouri Southern State University. There are over 200 international students enrolled at MSSU and the number keeps growing!

Whom do I contact when I arrive?

Stacey Clay, Coordinator of International Student Services, will assist you through the admissions process. Her office is located in Hearnes Hall 106 and her phone number is 417-625-3126.

Is there International Student Financial Aid?

Financial assistance for international students is limited. However, click here for more information on Scholarships. Also there are opportunities to pursue on campus employment once you arrive, but again it cannot be guaranteed in advance. International students are limited to jobs on campus, however non-degree English language students are not permitted student employment.

How much can I work on campus?

International students may work up to 20 hours per week. Job responsibilities will vary according to the needs of each office. If you need to obtain a job, you need visit the Student Employment Office as soon as you arrive on campus. Their office is located in Hearnes Hall 109.

When do I pay my costs?

Please see Bursars Office Important Dates, Payment Methods, and Payment Plans.

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