University Housing Rates

Rates for housing and meals below are for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

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 $3,305 $6,610
Heitz House $3,640 $7,280
Wells* 4-Person suite $3,555 $7,110
Woods* 1-Person $3,896 $7,792
Suite-style housing

Housing option Semester rate Yearly rate
Blair-Shannon* 6-Person $3,640 $7,280
Hammons or Hutchens 2-Person $4,601 $9,202
Hammons or Hutchens 4-Person $4,014 $8,028
Scholars $4,014 $8,028
**Kentwood 1-Person $4,267 $8,534
**Kentwood 2 and 3-Person $3,661 $7,322
**Kentwood 2-Person Super Double $4,140 $8,280

**Kentwood Hall will be unavailable during the 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  $5,454 $10,908
Freudenberger*, Wells*, Woods* 2-Person $4,951.50 $9,903
Hammons or Hutchens 2-Person $6,895.50 $13,791
Hammons, Hutchens, Scholars 4-Person $6,015


Heitz House $5,454 $10,908
Wells* 4-Person $5,326.50 $10,653


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 $3,759 $3,759
2-Person Apartment  $3,648 $3,648
4-Person Apartment $3,419 $3,419
Sunvilla Tower
Room types Fall rate Spring rate
2-Person Apartment $3,214 $3,214
3-Person Apartment  $3,075 $3,075
3-Person Apartment - Private Room/Shared Bath $3,353 $3,353
4-Person $2,926 $2,926

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 Options
Meal plan Semester rate Yearly rate
Unlimited meals/week $1,514 $3,028
19-Meals/week $1,414 $2,828
14-Meals/week $1,389 $2,778
10-Meals/week $1,371 $2,742

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.

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

Rates subject to change pending Board of Govenors approval.