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  • 1. Admission, Financial Aid, and
    Housing Presentation
  • 2. Missouri State stands apart
    Opportunities of Missouri’s second largest university
    Quality academic programs with a focus on career success
    A comfortable campus on which to live and learn
    Springfield is a great place to be a college student
    Affordability and value
  • 3. Opportunities of Missouri’s second largest university
    More than 19,000 students from Missouri, nearly every other state and 80 other countries
    College life at its best, with NCAA Division I athletics and nearly 300 student organizations
    Some of the finest facilities and top-ranked programs in the state
    Statewide mission in Public Affairs
  • 4. Themes of Public Affairs
    Community engagement
    Ethical leadership
    Cultural competence
  • 5. Quality academic programs with a focus on career success
    More than 150 undergraduate majors and 48 graduate programs—many are the state’s strongest and largest.
    90 percent of our ranked, full-time faculty members have a doctorate or the highest degree in their field.
    Our students get the competitive edge through the state’s largest internship program, which encourages employers throughout Missouri and the world to hire our graduates.
  • 6. Comfortable campus on which to live and learn
    Our campus is uniquely compact.
    The average class size is 30 for freshman and sophomore level courses and 20 for junior and senior level courses.
    Our residence halls are among the very best in the country.
    Safety is a special focus at Missouri State. We are among a very select group of colleges in the country to have a city police department substation on our campus.
  • 7. Springfield is a great place to be a college student
    Springfield is a great place to be a college student
    As Missouri’s third largest city, Springfield offers a wide range of opportunities for entertainment and recreation.
    Our fast growing and strong economy provides abundant employment opportunities and cost of living is about 10% below the national average.
    The surrounding Ozarks area is a great place for boating, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and other forms of outdoor recreation.
  • 8. Affordability and Value
    The following data are for the 2007-08 academic year, the most recent year for which comparative data are available.
  • 10. Application for Admission
    Springfield is a great place to be a college student
    When to apply?
    Freshmen—early in senior year of high school (or summer before)
    Transfer students—first month of last semester before transfer
    Why apply early?
    Priority in housing assignment and an earlier registration date
  • 11. What to submit for application
    Springfield is a great place to be a college student
    Application for admission (Online is recommended but we do offer paper application as an alternative)
    $35 application fee
    High school transcript, plus any college transcript if dually enrolled
    ACT or SAT score (usually included on high school transcript)
  • 12. What next?
    Springfield is a great place to be a college student
    Admission status is provided within three weeks from the date all application materials received.
    Students may check admission status online.
    Information on housing, financial aid, and our SOAR program is mailed to admitted students.
  • 14. Freshman Admission Requirements
    Core curriculum
    Four units of English
    Three units of math
    Three units of social studies
    Two units of science
    One unit of a visual and performing art
    Three additional units of core courses
    Guaranteed admission
    Core curriculum plus one of the following:
    Rank in the top 25 percent of class
    GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    ACT of 24 or higher
    Selection Index (“Sliding scale”)
    Combination of class rank or GPA and ACT or SAT
    Detailed chart in application for admission
    Other options
  • 15. Transfer Admission Requirements
    24 transferable credit hours from an accredited college completed after high school graduation
    2.0 cumulative GPA
  • 16. COSTS
  • 17. Cost information 2008/09
    $6,256 Required Student fees (in-state)
    $5,666 Room & Board
    $900 Books & Supplies
    • $12,822 per year (in-state)
    • 18. $18,102 per year (out-of-state)
    Included amenities at no additional charge: visits to the health center, admission to athletic events, shuttle buses, and more.
    Our required student fees are at the average for public colleges in Missouri, and our room and board rates are among the state’s lowest.
  • 19. How we can help meet these costs
    Merit based
    • Scholarships
    • 20. Athletic Grants
    Need based aid
    • Grants
    • 21. Loans
    • 22. Student Employment
  • Freshman Scholarships
    Refer to page 32 of the Admissions Guide for details.
    Apply for admission by March 1 for our academic scholarships.
    • Exceptions:
    • 23. December 1 for Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leader Scholarship
    • 24. January 15 for Presidential Scholarship
    • 25. February 1 for Multicultural Leadership Scholarship
  • Freshman Scholarships
    Selection is based on combination of ACT/SAT scores and GPA or class rank.
    The February ACT is the last test date we use for ACT score. (with the exception of the specific scholarship programs with earlier application deadlines) 
    Sixth or seventh semester transcripts can be used for the GPA or class rank.
    If you are eligible for scholarships, notification is included in your letter of admission.
    Financial Aid will follow up with additional information on renewal and acceptance criteria.
  • 26. Freshman Scholarships
    • Missouri State University will ensure that qualified Missouri students from households with incomes at or below 150% of the poverty level will receive sufficient gift aid to cover tuition and books.
    • 27. For more information visit
  • Need and Non-Need Based Programs
    Federal Grants
    over $12m awarded to MSU students in 07/08
    Pell Grant
    Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
    Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
    State Grant
    Access Missouri – over 3,000 students awarded in excess of $4m
  • 28. Need and Non-Need Based Programs
    Federal Perkins (5%)
    Subsidized Federal Stafford (6% fixed)
    Interest deferred until 6 months after last date of enrollment
    Unsubsidized Federal Stafford (6.8% fixed)
    Interest begins as funds are disbursed
    PLUS Loan (8.5% fixed)
    Interest begins when disbursed
  • 29. Need and Non-Need Based Programs
    Federal Work Study
  • 30. Student Employment
    400 Federal Work Study positions
    1,600 other on-campus positions
    250 placements off-campus
  • 31. Deferred Payment Plan
    Available for required student fees and residence hall charges
    Monthly installments during the semester
    1% per month on unpaid balance
    CAP-IT (Choice and Predictability in Tuition)
  • 32. How to Apply for Financial Aid
    Complete Admissions Application.
    Contact specific department for departmental scholarships.
    General Scholarship Application required for foundation scholarships.
    Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for need based scholarships
  • 33. How to Apply for Financial Aid
    High School Counselor
    World Wide Web
  • 34. Financial Aid Timeline
    Now to March 1, 2009
    Apply for admission to meet scholarship deadlines.
    January 1, 2009 to March 31, 2009
    Complete the FAFSA to meet university and state deadlines.
    Mid to late April 2009
    Missouri State University will send your award letter.
  • 35. Financial Aid Online
    • FAFSA on the Web
    • Missouri State University Financial Aid Information
  • 36. Housing
    Lenord McGownd
    Assistant Director of Residence Life and Services
  • 37. University Housing Policy
    All single students under 21 years of age who have fewer than 30 hours of transferable credit are required to reside in University housing.
    All other students are welcome as space permits.
    NOTE: students living with parents/grandparents within a 60-mile radius of Missouri State may request an exception to this policy.
    This policy stems from a long history of academic and student success within the residence halls.
  • 38. Housing Contract and Assignment Timeline
    If you’re admitted to Missouri State byMarch 1:
    • Welcome letter mailed upon admission
    • 39. Housing contract available online by December 1
    • If you are admitted before February 12 you may pick your own room beginning January 25.
    • 40. If you are admitted after February 12 you may pick your room after completing your housing contract online.
  • Housing Contract and Assignment Timeline
    If you’re admitted to Missouri State after March 1:
    • Contract packet mailed upon admission.
    • 41. Once you go online and complete the housing contract, you may pick your room at the same time!
  • Housing Contract and Assignment Timeline
    Step One: Your initial housing priority date is equal to your admission date, so APPLY EARLY to Missouri State!
    Step Two: Complete the housing contract online and make your payment within the two-week deadline. If we receive the housing contract after the deadline, the date received in our office will become the new housing priority date.
  • 42. Room Assignment
    Step Three: Pick your ROOM!
  • 43. Housing Benefits of Early Admission
    If you’re admitted to Missouri State and submit your housing contract and make your payment before the end of this year, you’re are more likely to be able to pick one of your top three or four residence hall preferences.
    Earlier admission will allow you an earlier time period to go online and select your own room!
  • 44. A Tour of the Residence Halls
    Take your time and
    see all we have to
    offer in our award-winning
    residence hall system
  • 45. THANK YOU