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The University of Southern Mississippi

Pricing

Investing in an education is like investing in your future, and Southern Miss offers you an affordable pathway toward achieving your academic goals. We provide quality courses at a low cost, and can point you in the right direction if you need financial aid or would like to apply for a scholarship. The Office of Undergraduate Scholarships can help you find available undergraduate scholarship opportunities. In addition to being a great value, Southern Miss waives out-of-state tuition for fully online courses.


Undergraduate Degree

Obtaining your degree from The University of Southern Mississippi is closer than you think. It's also more affordable than you think. We offer many Undergraduate degrees at some of the most competitive prices across the country. These prices indicate an average fall and spring semester course load of 12-18 hours each. Once you reach full-time status of 12 hours, you can take up to 18 hours with no additional tuition cost.

The University of Southern Mississippi

~ $7,659.00

Non-Profit Institutions National Average

~ $8,445.00

For Profit Institutions National Average

~ $15,463.00

Graduate Degree

At The University of Southern Mississippi we think that taking your education further is important. Our Graduate programs offer a quality educational experience without breaking your bank. These prices indicate an average fall and spring semester course load of 9-13 hours each. Once you reach full-time status of 9 hours, you can take up to 13 hours with no additional tuition cost.

The University of Southern Mississippi

~ $7,659.00

Non-Profit Institutions National Average

~ $10,979.00

For Profit Institutions National Average

~ $14,265.00

The prices above reflect the average annual cost of a degree offered at The University of Southern Mississippi. Additional course fees may apply and are specific to the courses in which you are enrolled. Course fees may include, but are not limited to textbooks, course materials, labs, and proctoring. For the 2017 academic year, tuition per hour for an undergraduate course is $339.59, or $1,018.77 for a 3-hour credit course, and $446.12 per hour for a graduate course, or $1,338.36 for a 3-hour credit course. These prices include an online delivery fee.

Sources for national average degree costs: National Center for Education Statistics. Undergraduate | Graduate


Fees

Additional course fees may apply and range between $20 – $150 per credit hour.

A small minority of online courses require that students take proctored exams and provide a form of photo identification. Acceptable forms of photo identification include a valid state-issued driver’s license, government-issued photo identification, or a Southern Miss identification card. More information about purchasing a Southern Miss identification card is available at usm.edu/image-center/student-id-card.

For more information about general tuition and fees, please visit Business Services.

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