University Housing Rates

Rates for housing and meals below are for the 2022-2023 academic year. Rates for the 2023-2024 academic year will be posted after being approved by the Board of Governors in 2023.

There are several factors in determining the cost of housing and meals:

  • Choice of building and room style
  • If the building is open over Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break
  • Choice of meal plan (meals per week)
  • Choice of Dining Dollars package (declining dollar balance)

The housing contract is for both fall and spring semesters. Rates include a residence hall association activity fee of $12 per semester, or $24 per academic year.

Purchasing both a meal plan and Dining Dollars package is required when living in community style or suite style housing. (Meal plans are optional for students living in Sunvilla or Monroe.)

*Indicates building is closed for Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break

Room-style housing
Housing option Semester rate Yearly rate
Freudenberger* 2 or 3-Person, Wells* 2-Person, Woods* 2-Person $3,194 $6,388
Heitz House $3,538 $7,076
Wells* 4-Person suite $3,435 $6,870
Woods* 1-Person $3,765 $7,530
Suite-style housing
Housing option Semester rate Yearly rate
Blair-Shannon* 6-Person $3,538 $7,076
Hammons or Hutchens 2-Person $4,446 $8,892
Hammons or Hutchens 4-Person $3,879 $7,758
Kentwood 1-Person $4,123 $8,246
Kentwood 2 and 3-Person $3,538 $7,076
Kentwood 2-Person Super Double $4,000 $8,000
Scholars $3,879 $7,758

Kentwood Hall will be unavailable during the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 Academic Year.

Private bed buy-out housing

Private rooms (when available) come at 1.5 times the standard cost. Private rooms are regular, 2-person rooms complete with two sets of furniture. The second set cannot be removed from the space. If you have questions about our private room options, please contact our office at 417-836-5536.

Housing option Semester rate Yearly rate
Blair-Shannon* 6-Person  $5,301 $10,602
Freudenberger*, Wells*, Woods* 2-Person $4,785 $9,570
Hammons or Hutchens 2-Person $6,663 $13,326
Hammons, Hutchens, Scholars 4-Person $5,812.50

$11,625

Heitz House $5,301 $10,602
Wells* 4-Person $5,146.50 $10,293

 


Apartment rates

Apartments are for upperclassmen and transfer students. Although it is common for students to have a meal plan, they are not required to have one when living in apartments. Contracts are for the fall and spring semesters. Current apartment students may sign separate contracts for summer.

Monroe Apartments
Room types Fall rate Spring rate
1-Person Apartment $3,632 $3,632
2-Person Apartment $3,525 $3,525
4-Person Apartment $3,304 $3,304
Sunvilla Tower
Room types Fall rate Spring rate
2-Person Apartment $3,106 $3,106
3-Person Apartment  $2,971 $2,971
3-Person Apartment - Private Room/Shared Bath $3,240 $3,240
4-Person $2,837 $2,837

Meal plan options

Meal plans are used at any of our three dining centers: Blair-Shannon, Garst, and Heitz. Each time a student visits a dining center a meal is deducted from their weekly balance using their BearPass ID. The weekly balance resets Monday morning before breakfast. Meal plans can be raised or lowered during the first three weeks of each semester. After the third week, meal plans can only be increased until the start of the next semester.

Meal plan Semester Yearly
Unlimited meal/week $1,401 $2,802
19-Meals/week $1,309 $2,618
14-Meals/week $1,286 $2,572
10-Meals/week $1,269 $2,538

Dining Dollars options

Dining Dollars are a dollar for dollar declining balance plan, similar to a debit account and are loaded onto the student's BearPass ID. Each time a purchase is made, those dollars are subtracted from the balance. Dining Dollars are accepted at any dining location on campus and carry over from summer to fall and from fall to spring. Students also earn bonus dollars depending on the tier of Dining Dollars that are selected.

Price Bonus Total Value
$296 $29 $325
$228 $22 $250
$182 $18 $200