State Flag for Universities in Missouri Missouri Residency Rules

Yellow Square Means In-State Tuition is Medium Difficult Difficulty

How to get in-state at Universities in Missouri:

Regulations vary pretty significantly depending on the university, but in general, Missouri could be classified in the medium-difficult range for earning in-state status.

Some universities in Missouri would effectively require a gap-year, while others allow for up to full-time student status.  Job requirements vary as does the viability of living in the dorms during your one-year domicile period.


Missouri Reciprocity Agreements:

Missouri is a member state of the Midwest Student Exchange Program which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Midwestern States. Favorable college tuition rates in nearby states are sometimes possible through reciprocity although many restrictions apply.

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University-Specific Overviews Below:

Due to the variance from university to university (each has its own policies, implementations, and own interpretations of state law), please see below links to available in-state overviews for universities in Missouri. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in Missouri:

University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of Missouri-St. Louis


Other Universities in Missouri:

Harris-Stowe State University-St. Louis
Lincoln University-Jefferson City
Missouri Southern State University-Joplin
Missouri State University-Springfield
Missouri University of Science and Tech-Rolla
Missouri Western State University-Saint Joseph
Northwest Missouri State University-Maryville
Southeast Missouri State University-Cape Girardeau
Truman State University-Kirksville
University of Central Missouri-Warrensburg
University of Missouri School of Medicine-Columbia
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine-Kansas City

Every College in Missouri Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Missouri you’re most interested in.

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