Financial Aid & Scholarships

Cost of Attendance (COA)

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the ESTIMATED cost of completing a full year at Montana State University Billings (MSUB) and includes weighted averages for direct educational costs (tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies), and other indirect educational expenses (miscellaneous personal expenses and transportation).


COA vs. MSUB BILL: The COA does not reflect the actual bill that you will pay to MSUB. Your actual bill will be determined by the MSUB Business Services Office and any room and board costs for students living on campus will be determined by the Housing & Residence Life Office. Students should calculate their individual costs of attending using the Estimated Cost Worksheet.

 

Tuition is subject to change by the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education. All online courses are subject to an additional $20.00 per credit fee up to a maximum of $240.00. If you have any questions about the current fees, please call the Student Accounts at (406) 657-2140.

 

»»  Cost of Attending for International Students

 

Estimated annual costs are based on 2016-2017 rates.

 

City College - Associate Degrees & Certificates

 

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Montana Residents

 

Montana Residents
2016-2017 Costs 12+ credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 3830 3300 2360 1350
Books & Supplies** 1460 960 650 320
Room & Board*** 7650 7650 7650 0
Total: 12940 11910 10660 1620
Loan Fees 70 70 70 0
Transportation 1750 1750 1750 580
Miscellaneous 2130 2130 2130 0
Total + other costs 16730 15740 14430 2200

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only Montana Residents
2016-2017 Costs 12+ credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 5440 4410 2920 1630
Books & Supplies** 1460 960 650 320
Room & Board*** 7650 7650 7650 0
Total: 14550 13020 11220 1950
Loan Fees 70 70 70 0
Transportation 2135 2135 2135 705
Miscellaneous 1915 1915 1915 0
Total + other costs 18670 17140 15340 2655

 

WUE

 

WUE
2016-2017 Costs 12+ credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 5190 4420 3010 1650
Books & Supplies** 1460 960 650 320
Room & Board*** 7650 7650 7650 0
Total: 14300 12760 11310 1970
Loan Fees 70 70 70 0
Transportation 2135 2135 2135 705
Miscellaneous 1915 1915 1915 0
Total + other costs 18090 17150 15430 2675

Non-Residents

 

Non-Residents
2016-2017 Costs 12+ credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 8170 6840 5030 2400
Books & Supplies** 1460 960 650 320
Room & Board*** 7650 7650 7650 0
Total: 17280 15450 13330 2720
Loan Fees 70 70 70 0
Transportation 2135 2135 2135 705
Miscellaneous 1915 1915 1915 0
Total + other costs 21000 19570 17450 3425


Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only Montana Non-Residents
2016-2017 Costs 12+ credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 6070 5180 3740 1820
Books & Supplies** 1460 960 650 320
Room & Board*** 7650 7650 7650 0
Total: 15180 13790 12040 2140
Loan Fees 70 70 70 0
Transportation 2135 2135 2135 705
Miscellaneous 1915 1915 1915 0
Total + other costs 19300 17910 16160 2845

  

For the purposes of financial aid undergraduate students are packaged at the full time COA (12 or more credits per semester); however, 15 or more credits is the same cost and can help a student graduate on time. The COA may be adjusted based on a student’s actual enrollment. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to request an adjustment if you are enrolled in less than 12 credits.

 

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is available to qualifying students from AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, and WY, and Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands.

 

*Tuition & Fees reflect the weighted average cost based on enrollment type (full, ¾, ½ & less than ½ time).
** Books & Supplies may vary by program. This amount reflects a weighted average cost based on credit load.
*** Room & Board: Freshman are required to live on campus unless they have an approved exemption. This amount reflects the weighted average cost of living both on and off campus, however students living off campus will not see these charges on their MSUB bill.

 

University Campus - Associate & Bachelor Degrees

 

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Montana Residents

 

Montana Residents
2016-2017 Costs 12+ credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 5830 4910 3460 1920
Books & Supplies** 1460 960 650 320
Room & Board*** 7650 7650 7650 0
Total: 14940 13520 11760 2240
Loan Fees 70 70 70 0
Transportation 2135 2135 2135 405
Miscellaneous 1915 1915 1915 0
Total + other costs 19060 17640 15880 2945

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only Montana Residents
2016-2017 Costs 12+ credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 5440 4410 2920 1630
Books & Supplies** 1460 960 650 320
Room & Board*** 7650 7650 7650 0
Total: 14550 13020 11220 1950
Loan Fees 70 70 70 0
Transportation 2135 2135 2135 705
Miscellaneous 1915 1915 1915 0
Total + other costs 18670 17140 15340 2655

 

WUE

 

WUE
2016-2017 Costs 12+ credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 8130 6690 4420 2360
Books & Supplies** 1460 960 650 320
Room & Board*** 7650 7650 7650 0
Total: 17260 15300 12720 2680
Loan Fees 70 70 70 0
Transportation 2135 2135 2135 705
Miscellaneous 1915 1915 1915 0
Total + other costs 21380 19420 16840 3385

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only WUE
2016-2017 Costs 12+ credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 9960 8930 6010 2770
Books & Supplies** 1460 960 650 320
Room & Board*** 7650 7650 7650 0
Total: 19070 17540 14310 3040
Loan Fees 70 70 70 0
Transportation 2135 2135 2135 705
Miscellaneous 1915 1915 1915 0
Total + other costs 21380 19420 16840 3385

 

Non-Residents

 

Non-Residents
2016-2017 Costs 12+ credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 18220 15370 9850 4870
Books & Supplies** 1460 960 650 320
Room & Board*** 7650 7650 7650 0
Total: 27330 23980 18150 5190
Loan Fees 70 70 70 0
Transportation 2135 2135 2135 705
Miscellaneous 1915 1915 1915 0
Total + other costs 31450 28100 22270 5895

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only Non-Residents
2016-2017 Costs 12+ credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 9960 8930 6010 2770
Books & Supplies** 1460 960 650 320
Room & Board*** 7650 7650 7650 0
Total: 19070 17540 14310 3040
Loan Fees 70 70 70 0
Transportation 2135 2135 2135 705
Miscellaneous 1915 1915 1915 0
Total + other costs 23190 21660 18430 3795

 

For the purposes of financial aid undergraduate students are packaged at the full time COA (12 or more credits per semester); however, 15 or more credits is the same cost and can help a student graduate on time. The COA may be adjusted based on a student’s actual enrollment. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to request an adjustment if you are enrolled in less than 12 credits.

 

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is available to qualifying students from AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, and WY, and Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands.

 

*Tuition & Fees reflect the weighted average cost based on enrollment type (full, ¾, ½ & less than ½ time).
** Books & Supplies may vary by program. This amount reflects a weighted average cost based on credit load.
*** Room & Board: Freshman are required to live on campus unless they have an approved exemption. This amount reflects the weighted average cost of living both on and off campus, however students living off campus will not see these charges on their MSUB bill.

 

University Campus - Masters Degrees


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9-11 Credits

 

9-11 Credits
2016-2017 Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 5600 15200
Books & Supplies** 960 960
Room & Board*** 7650 7650
Total: 14210 23810
Loan Fees 70 70
Transportation 2135 2135
Miscellaneous 1915 1915
Total + other costs 18330 27930

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 9-11 Credits
2016-2017 Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 5040 9660
Books & Supplies** 650 650
Room & Board*** 7650 7650
Total: 13650 18270
Loan Fees 70 70
Transportation 2135 2135
Miscellaneous 1915 1915
Total + other costs 17770 22390

6-8 Credits

 

6-8 Credits
2016-2017 Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 3440 10980
Books & Supplies** 650 650
Room & Board*** 7650 7650
Total: 11920 18430
Loan Fees 70 70
Transportation 2135 2135
Miscellaneous 1915 1915
Total + other costs 15860 23400

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 6-8 Credits
2016-2017 Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 3440 7030
Books & Supplies** 650 650
Room & Board*** 7650 7650
Total: 11740 15330
Loan Fees 70 70
Transportation 2135 2135
Miscellaneous 1915 1915
Total + other costs 15860 19450

 

For the purposes of financial aid graduate students are packaged at the 9 -11 credit load COA; however, the COA may be adjusted based on a student’s actual enrollment. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to request an adjustment if you are enrolled in less than 9 or more than 11 credits.


*Tuition & Fees reflect the weighted average cost based on enrollment type (full, ½ & less than ½ time).
** Books & Supplies may vary by program. This amount reflects a weighted average cost based on credit load.
*** Room & Board: This amount reflects the weighted average cost of living both on and off campus, however students living off campus will not see these charges on their MSUB bill.