General Tuition & Fees

Tuition is charged per credit hour up to twelve (12) hours for undergraduates and up to nine (9) hours for graduates. Tuition is a flat rate for twelve (12) to nineteen (19) hours for undergraduates and nine (9) to thirteen (13) hours for graduates. Mini Session hours do not count in the flat rate hours.  An additional per hour surcharge will be assessed for each credit hour over nineteen (19) for undergraduates and over thirteen (13) for graduates.

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Resident Tuition Rates (Academic Year 2016)

Fall 2015/Spring 2016/Summer 2016
 
Undergraduate Students

Semester Hours

Tuition Rate

Student Activities Fee*

Capital Improvement Fee

Total Tuition & Fees 

1-11Per Hour $301 $1.67$2.92$305.59
12-19Per Term $3,612$20$35$3,667
20Per Term $3,913$20$35$3,968
21Per Term $4,214 $20$35 $4,269
      
Graduate Students
1-8Per Hour$402$2.23$3.89$408.12
9-13Per Term $3,612$20$35$3,667
14Per Term $4,014 $20$35$4,069
15Per Term $4,416 $20$35$4,471
      
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
 Full-Time Tuition:$7,000$20  $35$7,055
* Student Activities Fee is assessed for Fall and Spring semesters only.

All fees are subject to change without notice.


Resident Tuition Rates (Academic Year 2017)

Fall 2016/Spring 2017/Summer 2017
 
Undergraduate Students

Semester Hours

Tuition Rate

Student Activities Fee*

Capital Improvement Fee

Total Tuition & Fees 

1-11Per Hour $315.00 $1.67$2.92$319.59
12-19Per Term $3,774.50$20$35$3,829.50
20Per Term $4,089.50$20$35$4,144.50
21Per Term $4,404.50$20$35 $4,459.50
      
Graduate Students
1-8Per Hour$420.00$2.23$3.89$426.12
9-13Per Term $3,774.50$20$35$3,829.50
14Per Term $4,194.50$20$35$4,249.50
15Per Term $4,614.50$20$35$4,669.50
      
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
 Full-Time Tuition:$7,315$20  $35$7,370
* Student Activities Fee is assessed for Fall and Spring semesters only.

All fees are subject to change without notice.


Non-Resident Tuition Rates (Academic Year 2016)

Fall 2015/Spring 2016/Summer 2016
***Additional Non-Resident Fees are waived for Summer Term***
 
Undergraduate Students
Semester HoursTuition RateAdd'l Non Resident TuitionStudent Activities Fee*Capital Improvement Fee

Total Tuition & Fees

1-11Per Hour $301$370 $1.67$2.92 $675.59
12-19Per Term $3,612$4,435 $20$35$8,102
20Per Term $3,913$4,435 $20$35 $8,403
21Per Term $4,214$4,435$20$35 $8,704
       
Graduate Students
1-8Per Hour $402$493 $2.23$3.89 $901.12
9-13Per Term $3,612$4,435$20 $35 $8,102
14Per Term $4,014$4,435$20 $35 $8,504
15Per Term $4,416$4,435$20  $35  $8,906
       
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
***Additional Non-Resident Fees are not waived for Summer Term***
Full-Time Tuition$7,000$2,000$20$35$9,055
* Student Activities Fee is assessed for Fall and Spring semesters only.

All fees are subject to change without notice.


Non-Resident Tuition Rates (Academic Year 2017)

Fall 2016/Spring 2017/Summer 2017
***Additional Non-Resident Fees are waived for Summer Term***
 
Undergraduate Students
Semester HoursTuition RateAdd'l Non Resident TuitionStudent Activities Fee*

Capital Impvt Fee

Total Tuition & Fees

1-11Per Hour $315.00$370 $1.67$2.92 $689.59
12-19Per Term $3,774.50$4,435 $20$35$8,264.50
20Per Term $4,089.50$4,435 $20$35 $8,579.50
21Per Term $4,404.50$4,435$20$35 $8,894.50
       
Graduate Students
1-8Per Hour $420.00$493 $2.23$3.89 $919.12
9-13Per Term $3,774.50$4,435$20 $35 $8,264.50
14Per Term $4,194.50$4,435$20 $35 $8,684.50
15Per Term $4,614.50$4,435$20  $35  $9,104.50
       
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
***Additional Non-Resident Fees are not waived for Summer Term***
Full-Time Tuition$7,315$2,000$20$35$9,370
* Student Activities Fee is assessed for Fall and Spring semesters only.

All fees are subject to change without notice.


In June 2015, the Mississippi IHL Board of Trustees approved the following fees effective Fall 2015. 

  • The Student Activities Fee will provide an independent source of funding for student programming and services. This fee will be assessed for fall and spring semesters only.
  • The Capital Improvement Fee will provide a stable base of support for Student Services Facilities used by all students. This fee will be assessed for all academic terms beginning with academic year 2015/2016.

General tuition is the basic fee that all students are assessed for enrollment in the University and is approved by the Board of Trustees of The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. This fee, together with the allocation from the legislative appropriation is used for general support of the University.

The University of Southern Mississippi is supported chiefly by legislative appropriations. Increases in student fees are put into effect only when public support funds are inadequate and no other recourse is available.  Increases are made only for support of the institution or improvement of the activity program of the students; therefore, the university must reserve the right to increase or modify fees without prior notice but with approval of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

Mini-Session

  • Tuition for mini-session classes is charged the same rate per semester hour as regular classes
  • Out of State fees are waived for mini-session classes
  • Mini-session classes are billed in addition to regular classes
  • Mini Session hours do not count in the flat rate hours.

Online Courses

  • Online courses will be charged an additional $20 per credit hour Online Delivery Fee effective Fall 2016.
  • Out-of-State fees will be waived for online courses
  • Click link for more information regarding Online at Southern Miss.