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Tuition & Fees

Tuition and required fees are assessed on a per credit hour basis at the prevailing rates as determined by The Institution of Higher Learning, the governing board of the University. These rates are applicable at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

Meridian Campus Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Summer Semester1 2017 Fall 2017/Spring 2018
Resident Tuition & Required Fees (T&RF)
Per Credit Hour - UG (1-11 hours) $275.75 $275.75 $295.00
Capital Improvement Fee per credit hour - UG (beginning Fall 2013) $4.17 $4.17 $4.17
Per Credit Hour - Grad (1-8 hours) $367.50 $367.50 $393.00
Capital Improvement Fee per credit hour - Grad (beginning Fall 2013) $5.56 $5.56 $5.56
Per Term Maximum (UG 12 hours & Grad 9 hours) $3,306.50 N/A $3,537.50
Non Resident Tuition(NR)2
Per Credit Hour - UG (1-11 hours) $546.75 $546.75 $567.50
Per Credit Hour - Grad (1-8 hours) $729.00 $729.00 $756.75
Per Term Maximum $9,866.50 N/A $10,347.50

1 Per credit hour rate is strictly applied to enrollment in all parts of the summer term (no maximum applied).

2 Those students that reside outside the state of Mississippi (Non-resident) are charged both T&RF and Non-Resident Tuition each semester of enrollment.

  • A student will be considered full-time for T&RF purposes when registered for 12 or more undergraduate hours or 9 or more graduate hours.
  • Part-time students registered for 1 to 11 undergraduate hours or 1 to 9 graduate hours will be charged at the per-credit-hour rate.
  • 12 or more undergraduate hours of enrollment or 9 or more graduate hours of enrollment will be assessed at the maximum per term rate (applicable to fall and spring).
  • The same T&RF rates apply to those courses that are taken as an audit.