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Mountain View Cost and Financial Aid

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Mountain View Campus Tuition and Fees, 2021-22

Tuition and lab fees are due before the first day of the semester unless other financial arrangements have been made in advance.

Tuition (per credit hour) $195
Technology fee per semester:
  • 12 or more credit hours
  • 6-11 credit hours
  • 1-5 credit hours
Assessment fee:
  • Full-time students
  • Part-time students


Other fees may apply to specific courses (such as science labs, computer lab, etc.)

A finance charge of 9% per year is assessed on all balances due past 30 days.

View complete cost details, including part-time and per-credit-hour rates, in the University Catalog.

Financial Aid

To receive a customized financial aid package and receive any financial aid for which you may qualify, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. SBU's recommended deadline for submitting the FAFSA is February 1 for the following academic year. Be sure to include the SBU school code (002502) to have your FAFSA sent to SBU.

Examples of federal and state financial aid:

  • Federal PELL Grant
  • Federal SEOG Grant
  • Access Missouri State Program
  • Student Loans

Examples of third-party government financial aid programs:

  • Veterans' Benefits
  • Vocational Rehab
  • Work Connections

Once you are admitted to SBU, you will receive an SBU email address and access to the MySBU Admitted Student Portal. You need to check your SBU email address often, for important information, especially related to the online process for approving and finalizing your financial aid award.

Submit Your FAFSA

Military Benefits

SBU has been recognized as a military-friendly school and participates in tuition assistance opportunities for veterans and active-duty military members, and their dependents. A designated staff member is available to answer questions and help students utilize their educational benefits.

Learn More About Military Benefits at SBU


You may purchase textbooks for your courses beginning two weeks before the start of the term. Textbooks must be paid for when placing order and can be purchased online through the SBU Campus Store.


  • Class Schedules — You must meet with an advisor prior to enrolling. Call (417) 934-2999 to schedule an appointment. Enrollment continues through the first day of the semester. You are enrolled in class at the time of registration. You will be notified if there is a course cancellation fee. The University reserves the right to cancel any course if enrollment is insufficient. All tuition and fees will be refunded in the event of a canceled course.
  • SBUAlert — Sign up for SBUAlert to receive weather-related notices and other important campus announcements, including notifications of school closings. Be sure to sign up for the Mountain View alerts.
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