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 How Much Does it Cost to Attend Southeast?

Southeast is not just one of your strongest academic choices in Missouri. It's also one of the most affordable. Look at other four-year colleges in the Midwest and the nation and you'll see Southeast is below average on cost while surpassing the others on academics, opportunities, and student services.

How do we do it? We invest in you.

  • 70% of freshmen qualify for Copper Dome scholarships
  • We award more than $20 million each year in academic and need-based scholarships.
  • Our new Will to Do Award was created for students who qualify for Pell awards.
  • Our textbook rental program keeps your annual average costs at $360, compared to $1,200 at other colleges.

How affordable is Southeast? Let our students explain.

Invest in Your Future

This chart shows the cost for 30 credit hours per year, based on fees in effect during fall 2020 semester for full-time undergraduate students.

2020-2021 Cape Girardeau Campus

  Missouri Resident Non-Missouri Resident
Tuition $6,779 $12,951
General Fees* $1,254 $1,254
Textbook Rental ($35 per course + Tax) $363 $363
Average Room Rate $6,554 $6,554
Meal Plan (15-Classic with $140 in flex) $3,027 $3,027
Estimated 2020-2021 Total Cost $17,997 $24,149

2020-2021 Regional Campuses

Kennett, Sikeston, and Poplar Bluff Delivery Site
Lower Level (000-299) Courses Only; Does not apply to Web/Webinar Courses
  30 Credit Hours
Tuition $4,935
Technology/Maintenance $495
Textbook Rental ($35 per course + tax) $363
Parking Pass $0
Estimated 2020-2021 Total Cost $5,793

*For a detailed list of fees, see the Fee Schedule.

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Phone: (573) 651-2590
Fax: (573) 651-5936
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Southeast Missouri State University
Office of Admissions
MS 3550
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4710


Academic Hall 100D
Office of Admissions
One University Plaza, MS 3550
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701