Jun 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

4. Tuition and Expenses

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning approved the following expenses

4.1 Tuition and Fees

A portion of student tuition and fee charges is used for operating costs, including scholarships, tuition waivers, and other operating costs. It is the intent of the University to keep expenses at a minimum. The residence halls and food service must be self-supporting, and their fees are set according to costs.

2019-2020 Tuition
Capital Improvement Mandatory Fee
Graduate Full-Time
(9-13 credit hours, per semester)
 $3,712.00 $50.00 $3,762.00
Graduate Part-Time
(1-8 credit hours, per credit hour)
 $412.50 $5.56 $418.06

Overload Tuition:

Graduate students taking more than 13 semester hours must pay an additional $380.00 per credit hour.

Masters in Business Administration

MBA Flat-Rate Tuition Total Cost                                                                                                             $10,000.00

Number of semesters may vary for this 36 credit hour program. Includes tuition, capital improvement fees, and course fees.


Late Registration $10
Change of Course (Drop/Add) - per change $10

Full-time commuting students, attending at least one class on campus, will be assessed a $125 Commuter Meal Plan per semester.

Updated tuition and fees, including summer school tuition are also published online (http://web3.muw.edu/accounting/students/tuition).

4.2 Room and Board

Double Occupancy
Room and Board
Total per Term
Callaway, Jones & Kincannon Full Term $2,165.00 $1,607.00 $3,772.00
  per Accelerated Term $1082.50 $803.50 $1,886.00
Grossnickle Full Term $2,219.00 $1,607..00 $3,826.00
  per Accelerated Term $1,109.50 $803.50 $1,913.00
Columbus & Hastings-Simmons Full Term $2,294.00 $1,607.00 $3,901.00
  per Accelerated Term $1,147.00 $803.50 $1,950.50
Single Occupancy
Callaway, Jones & Kincannon Full Term $3,414.00 $1,607.00 $5,021.00
  per Accelerated Term $1,707.00 $803.50 $2,510.50
Grossnickle Full Term $3,518.50 $1,607.00 $5,125.50
  per Accelerated Term $1,759.25 $803.50 $2,562.75
Columbus & Hastings-Simmons Full Term $3,644.00 $1,607.00 $5,251.00
  per Accelerated Term $1,822.00 $803.50 $2,625.50

Living expenses include housing and the following meal plan choices (*pending approval):

Plan Flex Dollars
*Unlimited Cafeteria Meals $200
*14 Cafeteria Meals per week $275
*10 Cafeteria Meals per week $375
*8 Cafeteria Meals per week $425

Flex Dollars can be used in the Subway Café, Simply to Go (Parkinson lobby), Common Grounds (Fant Library), or to pay for guest meals in the cafeteria.

4.3 Special Fees

Bypass Examination Fee

The fee of $125.00 must accompany the completed application for a bypass examination.

Advanced Placement and CLEP Recording Fees

A $25.00 fee per course must be paid before Advanced Placement or CLEP credit will be recorded on a student’s transcript.

Degree Audit Fee

A non-refundable fee is required of all students who apply for a degree by the deadline published on the Academic Calendar. Applications for degrees are available in the Office of the Registrar. Should a student not complete graduation requirements for the term indicated, another application must be filed and another audit fee paid. Late fees may be assessed. See the Academic Calendars  for deadlines.

Course Participation Fees

Non-refundable fees in addition to tuition are associated with some courses which require the use of special equipment, facilities or materials. These fees, which vary from course to course, will be listed in the schedule of classes each term and will be collected as part of registration.

4.4 Payment

All amounts owed will be due by the Registration Day for each semester.

Fall 2019-August 21, 2019
Spring 2020-January 7, 2020

Commuting and residence hall students have the option of selecting one of the two payment plans.

Payment Plan I: Payment in full at or before registration.

Pay the amount due on BannerWeb Student Account Summary.

Note: One-half of the approved annual award of scholarships, loans or grants may be deducted from the amount owed. Also, first-time students who receive financial aid under the Title IV program are subject to the refund guidelines of that program. Please contact the Office of Financial Aide for specific guidelines.


Payment Plan 2: Mississippi University for Women has partnered with Tuition Management Systems, to give you an alternative to paying the total cost at the beginning of each semester and also to help you lower the amount you will have to borrow. We offer annual (10 or 9 payments) and semester (5 or 4 payments) plans. The only cost is an enrollment fee of $65.00 for the annual plan and $46.00 for the semester plan. There is no interest is charge. Information about the payment plans is available from Tuition Management Systems, Inc. at www.afford.com. Or, contact them at (800) 722-4867 and talk with a professional payment counselor about the payment plan that is best for you.

The University reserves the right to cancel a student’s registration for nonpayment of tuition and fees for a previous enrollment period.

4.5 Adjustments to Charges / Refunds

Adjustments will only be made to the student’s account for classes added and/or registered for until the Last Day To Add And/Or Register For Classes as listed on the University’s Academic Calendar.

Adjustments to tuition are made for students who officially withdraw from the University as follows:

  100 % Refund 95% Refund
Full Fall and Spring Terms first 5 days days 6-10
Full Summer Term first 4 days days 5-6
Accelerated Fall and Spring Terms first 3 days days 4-5
Summer Session (5 weeks sessions) first 2 days day 3

Non-Attendance of classes does not constitute an official withdrawal from the University. See Section 2.6 Withdrawal Procedures .

Students who withdraw from the University during the first two weeks after move-in day will have their living expenses pro-rated, with an 85% refund. After the first two weeks, students who are charged for a private room will have rates adjusted if the private room status is changed. No adjustments will be made in housing fees in the last thirty calendar days of the semester.

4.6 Student Obligations

General Information

Accounts owed to the University must be cleared before the student will be allowed to preregister for subsequent terms. The University reserves the right to refuse transcripts, diplomas, degree verifications, and letters of good standing to students whose financial obligations have not been satisfied. Students who withdraw from the University are responsible for any balance remaining on their account.

Any student account that remains unpaid at the end of the term and is not paid within thirty days may be turned over to an outside collection agency. To cover the collection agency costs, a fee will be added to the amount owed by the student.

Identification Cards

All enrolled students are issued a student identification card. The identification card will provide admittance to campus and into campus buildings. The identification card may be used for attaching monies for use at dining services on campus. The identification card may be used to verity identification for check distribution, admission to University events, and/or purchase of University event tickets. Students should keep identification cards with them at all times. Use of another person’s I.D. card constitutes fraud and will result in disciplinary action.

Residential students are issued identification cards to use for obtaining their meals in the Dining Center and for access to the residence halls. Residential students must have their identification card to dine in the Dining Hall, or must pay for their meal.

Lost or stolen identification cards must be reported to the MUW Police Department. A replacement fee will be directly applied to an individual’s banner account. In order to receive a replacement identification card, a picture governmental identification card must be presented to the MUW Police Department.

Parking Decal

Any individual who regularly operates or parks a motor vehicle or motorcycle on the campus and streets of Mississippi University for Women must register the vehicle and display the appropriate decal on or before the first day of classes or within twenty-four hours (excluding weekends and holidays) after it is first brought on the university campus or streets. A fee of $25.00 is charged for a parking decal.

Student Supplies

Books and other academic supplies may be secured at the University bookstore, which is located on the first floor of the Hogarth Student Center. The fees and expenses previously cited do not include the cost of these items.