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VA Certifying Official
Elise Hege,
(417) 269 8374

The Bursar

The Bursar provides cashier and student account services for all students. The Bursars office is located on the first floor of the college in Room 109.

Payments of tuition and fees may be made at the college with the Bursar, the College receptionist, or by mail (include student id with payment):

Cox College
Attn: Bursar
1423 N. Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65802

Lianna Marshall, Bursar
(417) 269 3440

The Bursar at Cox College accepts the following forms of payment:

  • cash
  • check
  • money order
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover

Cox College works in cooperation with Nelnet Business Solutions to offer an interest-free monthly payment plan option to our students. Students who prefer to make monthly payments can sign up with Nelnet Business Solutions for the Automatic Payment Plan during the scheduled enrollment period. For more information about this option, follow the link below.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is located on the first floor of Cox College.

Personnel are available Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary. Please stop at the front desk to check the availability of the Financial Aid Counselors.


Steve Nichols, Director of Financial Aid
(417) 269 3045

Leesa Taylor, Financial Aid Counselor (Verification/Scholarship/Access Missouri)
(417) 269 3160

Angela Duvall, Financial Aid Counselor (Federal Loans/Sub/Unsub/Grad Plus/Private Loans)
(417) 269 3008

Tina Neff, Default Prevention Specialist and Counselor(Pell Grants, Return to Title IV, Deferments, Work Study)
(417) 269 3458


The primary responsibility for financing education lies with the student. Federal financial aid is available for those who qualify for most degree programs. Due to the increasing cost of higher education, it is difficult to meet the total financial need of students. Therefore, students are encouraged to seek sources of aid available to them through community resources.

Most financial aid is based on financial need. Financial need is based on formulas established by federal and state governments. The formula is based on income, assets, family size, and other measures of financial strength. Financial need is defined as the cost of education less the expected family contribution.

Loan Amounts for Graduate Loans are $20,500.00 unsubsidized per academic year.  Aggregate Limits for Graduate Students are $138,500.00.
All First Time Graduate Students Loan Borrowers at Cox College are required to complete the following steps:

1. Entrance Counseling:

2. A new Federal Direct Graduate Master Promissory Note for Cox College:

  • At the Department of Education Web site
  • Lester E Cox Medical Center (Direct Loan Code G20682)

If you have any questions or are not able to access the above Federal web sites, Please contact a Financial Aid Counselor at 417-269-3008417-269-3160 or 417 269-3458 for assistance.

What it is: A Federal Direct Plus Loan is a Parent Loan for an undergraduate student.

A parent (biological or adoptive mother or father and in some cases a stepparent) of an undergraduate student may borrow up to the estimated cost of attendance of an academic year minus any financial aid that the student is awarded.

Parents Plus Loan for undergraduate students (PLUS LOANS) may be applied for by going to

What it is: A Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan is a Plus loan for graduate and professional students only.

Direct Graduate Plus Loans are available to eligible graduate/professional students. Students may borrow up to the estimated cost of attendance of an academic year minus any financial aid that the student is awarded.

Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans may be applied for by going to

If you have any questions or are not able to access the above Federal websites, please contact a Financial Aid Counselor:
(417) 269 3008
(417) 269 3160
(417) 269 3458

Students are expected to have made necessary financial arrangements prior to the start of the semester/term or session. By the first day of each semester/term or session, students should have:

  1. enough financial assistance to cover their entire account balance (pending aid)
  2. enroll in the Automatic Payment Plan during the scheduled enrollment period; or
  3. pay the required tuition and fees in full with personal funds. Failure to do so will result in a hold being placed on the student’s account until the account is paid in full.

Students are not entitled to register for upcoming semesters/terms or sessions, receive recommendations, degrees, honors, certificates, or official transcripts until all financial obligations to the college are fulfilled. In the event of default in the payment of any amount due, the account is turned over to an agency or attorney for professional collection or legal action. The student will be liable for all legal and collection fees that may be incurred on the outstanding balance.

The Financial Aid Office will maintain all student financial aid records.

Currents students’ financial aid files will be made available for financial aid staff, auditors, or other authorized officials.

After the Financial Aid Annual Audit, records may be moved to a locked storage room with the access key held by the Financial Aid Director.

Financial Aid files are maintained in compliance with the policies of the governing organization, state and federal guidelines.