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Costs and Aid

All students enrolled at the University of Missouri are required to pay tuition based on the number of credits of instruction they are receiving.  Courses taken as a hearer (auditor) are charged at their normal credit value when computing the amount of fees to be paid. Some departments also assess additional course feesOther required fees may include equipment/materials and international fees. Optional fees may include student insurance.

Freshmen Scholarships

Scholarship applications for incoming freshmen should be completed by December 1. To apply for engineering scholarships, you must first apply for admission and receive your myZou account information. Once your account information is available, log into your myZou account and set your permanent password so that you can complete the annual scholarship applications.

Admitted freshmen are eligible to apply for an Engineering Scholarship based on their ACT Composite, math ACT score and high school performance, with additional consideration given for freshmen who have exhibited involvement in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) extra-curricular activities. Scholarship selection will be a based on holistic view of each individual within the total freshman applicant pool and funds available.

Multicultural Engineering Program

Scholarships of up to $3,000 are awarded to new multicultural students in engineering each year with funds from generous companies, alumni and friends of the college. These scholarships play an important role in recruiting and retaining our students who will become the engineers and leaders of the future.

The College of Engineering scholarships are awarded based on academic merit (GPA and ACT/SAT score) and financial need.

To qualify for scholarships, incoming freshmen must:

  • Enroll at MU the fall semester after high school graduation
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a member of an underrepresented minority group
  • Complete the Student Financial Aid application
    • The priority scholarship deadline for Diversity in Engineering is December 1.

Scholarship recipients are required to:

  • Join an engineering student organization with the end goal of holding a leadership position
  • Complete semester progress checks
  • Participate in 1 on-site corporate visit each year
  • Maintain satisfactory academic standing toward the completion of an engineering degree
  • Become a member of the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP)
    • MEP is designed to guide underrepresented minority students toward both academic and professional opportunities that will help them achieve overall success.
  • Attend no fewer than three MEP workshops/seminars each semester

Campus Diversity Scholarships

Students are automatically considered for departmental scholarships when they do all of the following:

  • Complete the MU Annual Scholarship Application no later than Feb. 1
  • Are a sophomore, junior or senior
  • Declare a major
    • For example, you must be a Mechanical Engineering major to be considered for Mechanical Engineering departmental scholarships.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Take at least 28 credit hours each academic year
  • Take at least one math and one science or engineering course a semester. The science/engineering course must be at least three credit hours. If math requirements have been met, students must take two science or engineering courses per semester.

A scholarship committee (composed of representatives from each department) will choose recipients based on the criteria of individual scholarships (some specific scholarships emphasize academics; others are more need-based).

An award is annual, with half the funds available for the fall semester and half available for the spring semester. Scholarships are not available for summer sessions.

Students must submit a scholarship application each year in order to be considered, even if the scholarship is renewable. Failure to re-apply will result in the loss of a scholarship.

Contact your departmental adviser for more information.

At the beginning of the academic year, transfer students are considered for departmental scholarships when they do all of the following:

  • Complete the MU Annual Scholarship Application no later than Feb. 1 prior to expected start date
  • Have completed Calculus I
    • Calculus I, and other math, science and engineering grades will be considered when determining awards.
  • Complete the MU Student Financial Aid online application
  • Send an official transcript to:
    • College of Engineering Scholarship Committee
    • W1025 Lafferre Hall
    • Columbia, MO 65211

Scholarship recipients must:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Take at least 28 credit hours each academic year
  • Take at least one math and one science or engineering course a semester. The science/engineering course must be at least 3 credit hours. If math requirements have been met, students must take two science or engineering courses a semester.

The Scholarship Committee will make the final decision for transfer scholarships in the spring prior to the upcoming academic year.

A scholarship award is an annual award, with half available for the fall semester and half available for the spring semester. Scholarships are not available for summer sessions.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid promotes excellent customer service while educating students, families, campus and the community about Financial Aid resources in order to promote access in higher education.

Cashiers OfficeTuition and Fees

All students enrolled at the University of Missouri are required to pay tuition based on the number of credits of instruction they are receiving.  Courses taken as a hearer (auditor) are charged at their normal credit value when computing the amount of fees to be paid.

Fellowships Office

“Fellowship” is a generic term that encompasses nationally competitive grants, scholarships and similar funding opportunities. Typically, fellowships fund study, research or teaching in the U.S. or abroad. Fellowships are an investment in your future, not a reward for previous work.

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Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Scholarship

The University of Missouri is proud to partner with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to offer scholarships to high school students graduating from a certified PLTW high school. Students who qualify will receive a $500 one-time scholarship.

Criteria for receiving award:

 Applicant must be graduating from a certified Project Lead the Way (PLTW) high school and complete a minimum of two Project Lead the Way courses. Final course grades must be a B or higher.

 Applicant must be accepted for admission to the University of Missouri and complete an online Student Financial Aid application. http://financialaid.missouri.edu/applying-for-aid/index.php

Applicants must apply for campus scholarships by December 15th to be considered for a FIRST Scholarship. Please visit your https://myzou.missouri.edu to apply.

 Applicant must have outstanding academic credentials with a minimum Composite and Math ACT scores of 28.

 Applicant must have a PLTW Teacher and High School Counselor complete the PLTW Teacher/ Counselor Form. A current transcript must accompany the form.

 Students taking their second PLTW course in their senior year must submit the PLTW application and their current transcript no later than February 1st. To complete the application, a final transcript must be received no later than June 30. For these students, notification concerning the award will be made via email after the revised June 30 deadline. All other students must meet the February 1 deadline.

All scholarship materials must be received by February 1. Apply now.

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