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Purpose of the Business Office

The Business Office is responsible for billing and collecting tuition, fees, campus housing, and other university-related charges. The office also invoices third-party agencies, audits MSU student accounts, and processes student refunds. Our office is also responsible for processing deposits for university departments. We hope you find the information here useful.  We are also interested in your experiences and welcome any feedback. 

Fixed Tuition Plan 

Eliminate Uncertainty About Future Tuition Increases

Beginning Fall 2024, Midwestern State University’s Fixed Tuition Plan allows incoming freshman and undergraduate transfer students to lock in a designated tuition rate when they enroll that will remain the same for four consecutive years.

The Fixed Tuition Plan is a budgeting tool for students and families.  With a traditional plan, designated tuition may increase over a four-year period, but selecting the Fixed Tuition Plan protects you from increases.

How it Works

Incoming freshman and undergraduate transfer students may select the Fixed Tuition Plan.  Both Texas residents and out-of-state students are eligible, and selection of the plan does not require enrollment in a minimum or maximum number of credit hours.

  1. Choose the Fixed Tuition Plan

Select the Fixed Tuition Plan option online when you register for your first semester at MSU.  If you do not select the option during registration, you can still choose the Fixed Tuition Plan as long as you do so before the fixed designated tuition plan deadline, which is 5 p.m. on the Friday before the first official class day of your first semester.

Students who do not select the Fixed Tuition Plan for their first semester lose the option for the duration of their undergraduate education.  However, if you enroll at MSU for the first time during a summer session, you will have the opportunity to select the Fixed Plan during registration for the following fall semester.

  1. Enjoy your locked-in rate for four years

Students who choose fixed designated tuition remain on the plan for four consecutive academic years, which includes summer terms during that time.  Four academic years is defined as 12 consecutive semesters that include fall, spring and summer sessions, regardless of multiple summer session enrollment (summer = 1 term).  If you do not graduate within four academic years, you will then be subject to standard designated tuition rates.

If you leave MSU for one or more semesters you can resume your Fixed Tuition Plan when you return, but the time you were away still counts toward your four consecutive years.

Students who continue their graduate education with MSU but have not exhausted the 12 consecutive semesters of the Fixed Tuition Plan will pay the designated tuition of the current term rather than the fixed plan rate.

Standard vs. Fixed Tuition

MSU’s standard tuition rate changes slightly each year, versus the fixed rate that locks in at one designated tuition price each semester for four years.

What is Designated Tuition?

Undergraduate tuition is broken down into two components:  state tuition and designated tuition.  Designated tuition is a local tuition collected to support the operations and activities of the university.  MSU’s Fixed Tuition Plan only locks in your designated tuition rate.


Notice: Use of Student Email Accounts

Beginning January 1, 2024, the university-assigned (my.msutexas.edu)
email address will be required for students
to receive all official email communication from Midwestern State University.

 Business Office Hours
Monday - Friday
Teller Windows:  8:15am - 4:30pm
Closed for lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm