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Patty Anderson

Associate Director of Business Development

Phone: (573) 875-7643
Toll Free: 800-231-2391, ext. 7643


MSTA members receive a 10 percent tuition discount

The Missouri State Teachers Association has been the leading education organization in Missouri since 1856, providing members with services and benefits ranging from liability insurance to professional development to legal advice to lobbying. MSTA strives to make Missouri a better place for educators to practice their profession.

Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years, and is proud to partner with MSTA by offering a tuition discount to its members.

Because of our partnership with MSTA, qualified members can receive:

  • 10 percent tuition discount on graduate courses taken in-seat or online.  Tuition discount cannot be retroactively applied and combined with any other institutional aid.

Your tuition discount

Our tuition rates are about half the national average for private schools. As a MSTA member, you qualify for a 10 percent discount on all graduate in-seat and online courses. Our tuition rates vary by location but here’s an example of the savings you could receive on online courses.

Graduate online tuition discount

Columbia College standard rate:  $415 per credit hour

MSTA discount rate: $373.50 per credit hour

How to receive tuition reduction?

  1. Apply online
  2. After submitting the online application you must complete the MSTA grant application form and email a copy of your MSTA membership card to on an annual basis.

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