Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees

Effective Summer session 2021, Three Rivers College will move to a Tiered Tuition model and a Resource Fee which will allow for great transparency—meaning you'll receive more simple, easy-to-read bills, and it will be easier to know ahead of time what your bill will be. These changes will also help ensure all of our students have access to every material and resource needed on the first day of classes. And they have eliminated the need for multiple course fees and the distance learning fees that were previously associated with all online and ITV course. Students will now see only three items on their bills: Tuition, Resource Fee, and Common Fee.

Base Tuition*
  • Three Rivers District Residents: $101 per credit hour
    In-District includes the Three Rivers Taxing District of the school districts of Poplar Bluff R-I, Neelyville R-IV, Twin Rivers R-X, Van Buren R-I, Doniphan R-I, Naylor R-II, East Carter R-II, Ripley County R-III, Ripley County R-IV, Clearwater R-I, and Greenville R-II.
  • Out-of-District Residents: $142 per credit hour
    Out-of-District includes all persons residing outside of the Three Rivers Taxing District, whether in Missouri or any other state. Note: Out-of-District and Out-of-State tuition rate changes are effective 8/1/2020.

If you need help determining your residency, please visit our Residence of Students page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice on the Three Rivers College website.

Tiered Tuition Rates

Tier One: Base Tuition

Tier Two: Base Tuition plus $4 per credit hour

Tier Three: Base Tuition plus $81 per credit hour

Tier Four: Base Tuition plus $205 per credit hour

Tiered Tuition is seperated by class type. Listed along with the course number and section number, each course has a class type. For example, Accounting has a class type of ACCT and Biology has a class type of BIOL. To determine your total cost of tuition, locate your course on the list of course offerings and use its class type to see what tier it falls under. For tiers two through four, you will need to add an additional amount to the per credit fee. So a Tier Two class for an out-of-district resident would be $146 per credit hour.

View the complete list of class types by tier.


Common Fee
  • Common Fee: $51/credit hour

Resource Fee
  • Resource Fee: $24/credit hour

Resource fees are new and are effective for the 2021 Summer session. Resource Fees allow students immediate access to all required digital and physical course materials on the first day of classes, including textbooks, online access to digital course materials through Blackboard, lab kits, required course supplies, as well as many other resources. This new feature allows students to know at the time of registration their complete costs for all items required in their courses for more effective financial planning and management.

Tuition Plan: FY2022-FY2027
This information is provided to allow future financial planning for academic success. The tables indicate the amount of increase in tuition allowable per year with the subsequent table below defining how this would affect the rate of tuition at Three Rivers College. Please note that these are projections based upon allowable guidelines and do not represent actual set rates at this time, but rather the potential rates of tuition offered at Three Rivers College. The information in the Six-Year Tuition Plan Proposal was approved by the Three Rivers College Board of Trustees on February 17, 2021.

Approved Increases Over Previous Year
2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
In-District $1 $41 $2 $1 $2 $2
Out-of-District $1 $1 $2 $1 $2 $2
Tier Two n/a - - - - -
Tier Three n/a - - - - -
Tier Four n/a - - - - -
Common Fee $9 $2 $1 $2 $2 $1
Resource Fee $24 - $1 - - -

Approved Rates
2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
In-District $101 $102 $104 $105 $107 $109
Out-of-District $142 $143 $145 $146 $148 $150
Tier Two +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4
Tier Three +81 +81 +81 +81 +81 +81
Tier Four +205 +205 +205 +205 +205 +205
Common Fee $51 $53 $54 $56 $58 $59
Resource Fee $24 $24 $25 $25 $25 $25


Cost of Attendance
2020-2021

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