Tuition And Residency

As a private institution committed to personalized instruction, Missouri Valley College has worked to hold down student costs without compromising standards of academic excellence. Through grants, work, and loan programs, all qualified students are able to afford an education at Missouri Valley College. For details on how you can afford to attend Missouri Valley College contact the Admissions Office.

The costs of attending Missouri Valley College for the 2022-23 academic year are as follows:

Undergraduate Face-to-face students: Students taking at least one face-to-face class are considered face-to-face students.

Tuition $20,850 (12-18 hours per semester)
Room $5,400 - $6,400
Board $4,900 Resident (19 meals per week)  $2,400 Commuter (14 meals per week)
Student Fees* $1600 per year
Overload hours** $350.00 per credit hour
Audit hours $175.00 per class
Matriculation Fee

$100 (new students only)

Insurance $1,100 (International students only)

Face to face students that enroll in an online class during the fall or spring semesters will pay the online tuition rate ($350 per credit hour) for that class and it will not be part of the face-to-face tuition package rate.


Undergraduate Part time students: Students who are taking less than 12 hours are considered part-time students.

Tuition: $350 per credit hour
Student Fee(1-6 hours) $400 per semester
Student Fee(7-11 hours) $800 per semester

Students taking at least one face-to-face class are considered face-to-face students and will be billed $350 per credit hour for all hours enrolled. If any of the classes a student is enrolled in is an online class, the student will pay an additional $350 per credit hour for the online class.


Undergraduate Online students: Online students are those taking only online classes.

Tuition $350 per credit hour
Student Fee $250 per semester


Undergraduate Intersession and Summer terms (online and face-to-face) are charged per credit hour.

Tuition $250 per credit hour
Student Fee $25 per semester


Graduate students:

Tuition $400 per credit hour


Program specific tuition & fees:

LPN to BSN $9,500 plus $600 nursing program fee

$ 750 per credit hour, plus:

  • $300 program fee
  • $75 on campus session fee (2nd term)
  • $200 equipment fee (2nd term)
  • Liability insurance needed for practicums

ESL (English as a Second Language) program fee


All students who are enrolled in ESL courses will have to pay a one-time only program fee for the following ESL courses:

  • Intermediate ESL courses 1-time program fee of $1,000
  • Advanced ESL courses 1-time program fee of $500

The fee will be added to the student account after the drop/add period.

*Additional fees may be charged for individual class lab fees or course material fees. Class fees may be found in the course descriptions in this catalog.
**Students with a 3.75 GPA may take 3 additional hours without charge.

Every student must pay a down payment (resident students - $500; commuter, online and graduate student $250) each year.

Account balances are due in full by the first day of class each semester, unless a pre-authorized payment plan has been set up with the Business Office. Payment plans divide the amount due based on the number of installments the student enrolls in, which are automatically deducted from either a checking/savings account or a debit/credit card on a monthly basis. MVC offers a payment plan with up to five installments.  Fall payment plan dates are deducted on either the 15th or the last day of July, August, September, October and November. Spring payment plan dates are either the 15th or the last day of December, January, February, March and April. Accounts not paid by the first day of classes or not having a payment plan in place will be considered delinquent and be subject to the rules of delinquent accounts.

Monthly payment plan guidelines:

  • A payment will be deducted on an ongoing basis until the end date listed above or until the student gives written notification to the Business Office or terminates the payment plan through the online payment portal. 
  • Debit/Credit card transactions resulting in declination will be subject to a $30 service charge. Two declined transactions may result in plan termination with payment in full.
  • Notifications of declined payments will be directed to the student via email.
  • A returned ACH transaction will result in a $30 service charge to the student account. Two returned transactions may result in plan termination with payment due in full.
  • Convenience fees will apply based on the payment method chosen when setting up the payment plan.
  • Any unpaid balance after completion and/or termination of the payment plan is the responsibility of the student.
  • Payment is only accepted via credit/debit card or from a US bank account.

When students have been accepted for admission, students, parents, and/or guardians accept all of the conditions of payment as well as all regulations of the College.

Charges to students are based on attendance for an entire academic year. Adjustments to these charges are made for commuter students, and for those entering or graduating mid-year, enrolling for additional study, or registering for only a summer term.

In making the initial non-refundable down payment, the student and parent or guardian acknowledge these terms and signify acceptance of these obligations. No promise or contract that differs from these terms shall bind the college unless it has been signed by the Chief Financial Officer of Missouri Valley College. Missouri Valley College reserves the right to increase or reduce fees for each year according to changes in fiscal conditions.