2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

III. Student Fees

Student fees are based upon policies and decisions of the Montana University System Board of Regents.  The 2010-2011 fee schedule is listed below.  Additional information concerning tuition and fees may be obtained by accessing the Business Services website at www.msubillings.edu/boffice or contacting us at (406) 657-2140.

Students are encouraged to have adequate funds available to properly pay their tuition and fees and other related expenses.  Forms of payment accepted are cash, check and credit card.  Foreign checks are not accepted.

Graduate Tuition and Fee Schedule

2012-2013 Academic Year

Tuition and fees are subject to change by authorization of the Board of Regents of Higher Education.  If you have questions on the current fees, please call the MSU Billings Business Office at (406) 657-2140 or stop by McMullen Hall ground floor west.  Comprehensive fee and extra fee tables are available through the MSU Billings website at www.msubillings.edu/boffice under Student Account Information.

Tuition and fees for graduate studies, extended studies, summer session, workshops, and conferences may be in addition to or in lieu of the required fees.  Please consult the publications pertaining to the special session, course, workshop or conference to determine those fees.

Determination of Resident Fee Status

The Montana University System classifies all applicants for admission and students as either in-state or out-of-state.  The basic rules for making the classification are found in the Board of Regents’ policy.  Each residency determination is based on the unique set of facts found in each individual’s case.  It is the student’s responsibility to secure and review a copy of the policy.  Failure to be aware of the rules will not be cause for granting exceptions to them.  A copy of the policy is available from the Office of Admissions and Records at Montana State University Billings (McMullen first floor west, 406-657-2303).  A complete explanation and residency questionnaire is found in the Montana University System’s Student Guide to Montana’s Residency Policy, a brochure available from the Office of Admissions and Records.

Fee Schedule Explanation

Required Tuition and Fees Per Semester

Registration Fee
A $30.00 nonrefundable fee is assessed each enrolled student per semester.

Tuition
There is a per credit hour charge of $199.40 up to 11 credits.  For students taking 12 through 18 credits, there is a flat rate of $2392.80.  Nonresident students will pay an additional $367.00 per credit hour.

Associated Students Activity Fee
Students enrolled for seven credit hours or more each semester are required to pay $38.50 for activities sponsored by the Associated Students of MSU Billings.  Students enrolled for four through six credit hours pay $19.00 each semester and students enrolled for three hours or less pay $10.00 per semester.

Recreational Activity Fee
A $17.00 per semester fee is assessed to all students.  The funds generated from this fee are used to support student recreational facilities and equipment.

Academic Building Fee
The Academic Building fee varies based on the number of credit hours taken.  At 12-18 credits, the fee is $30.00.  The funds generated from this fee are used to pay a portion of the costs of repair, maintenance, and operation of the state buildings.

Nonresident Building Fee
A $4.40 per credit nonresident building fee is collected from all students who are not residents of the State of Montana.

Building Renewal and Replacement Fee
Students enrolled for seven credit hours or more are required to pay a $121.00 fee per semester.  Students enrolled for less than seven credit hours pay $63.00 per semester, and those enrolled for less than four credit hours pay $49.00 per semester.

Equipment Renewal and Replacement Fee
Students are assessed an Equipment Renewal and Replacement Fee of $3.50 per credit hour

Student Union Fee
A $44.00 per semester fee is pledged for the operation of the Student Union for all students enrolled for four or more credit hours.  Students enrolled for less than four credit hours pay $33.00 per semester.

Computer Fee
Students are assessed a computer fee of $3.60 per credit hour.

Library Fee
Students are assessed a library fee of $40.30 each semester.

Athletic Fee
Students enrolled for more than seven credit hours are required to pay a $41.00 fee per semester.  Students enrolled for seven credits or less are required to pay a $29.50 fee per semester.

Academic Support Center Fee
A $3.70 per credit hour fee is assessed to students.

Technology Replacement Fee
Students enrolled for 1 to 7 credits will pay $39.00 for technology replacement.  Students with a course load greater than 7 credits will pay $82.00.

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