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 Budget Worksheet.

 

Tuition is subject to change by the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education. All online courses are subject to an additional $30.00 per credit fee up to a maximum of $360.00. If you have any questions about the current fees, please call the Student Accounts at (406) 657-2140.

 

To view a prior year’s COA please select the option below:

  1. 2017-2018 Cost of Attendance
  2. 2016-2017 Cost of Attendance

»»  Cost of Attendance for Summer 2018

 

»»  Cost of Attending for International Students

 

Estimated annual costs are based on 2018-2019 rates.

 

City College - Associate Degrees & Certificates

 

CHOOSE AN OPTION:

 

Montana Residents

 

Montana Residents
2018-2019 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 3840 3330 2320 1300
Books & Supplies** 1550 1030 700 330
Room & Board*** 7680 7680 7680 0
Total: 13070 12040 10700 1630
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2060 2060 2060 680
Miscellaneous 2290 2290 2290 0
Total + other costs 17500 16470 15130 2310

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only Montana Residents
2018-2019 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 3460 2850 1980 1130
Books & Supplies** 1550 1030 700 330
Room & Board*** 7680 7680 7680 0
Total: 12690 11560 10360 1460
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2060 2060 2060 680
Miscellaneous 2290 2290 2290 0
Total + other costs 17120 15990 14790 2140

 

WUE

 

WUE
2018-2019 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 5200 4350 3210 1630
Books & Supplies** 1550 1030 700 330
Room & Board*** 7680 7680 7680 0
Total: 14430 13060 11590 1960
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2060 2060 2060 680
Miscellaneous 2290 2290 2290 0
Total + other costs 18860 17490 16020 2640

Non-Residents

 

Non-Residents
2018-2019 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 8870 7570 5440 2670
Books & Supplies** 1550 1030 700 330
Room & Board*** 7680 7680 7680 0
Total: 18100 16280 13820 3000
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2060 2060 2060 680
Miscellaneous 2290 2290 2290 0
Total + other costs 22530 20710 18250 3680


Non-Residents - ONLINE ONLY

Non-Residents - Online Only
2018-2019 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 6050 5160 3720 1800
Books & Supplies** 1550 1030 700 330
Room & Board*** 7680 7680 7680 0
Total: 15280 13870 12100 2130
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2060 2060 2060 680
Miscellaneous 2290 2290 2290 0
Total + other costs 19710 18300 16530 2810

  

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

 

CHOOSE AN OPTION:

 

Montana Residents

 

Montana Residents
2018-2019 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 5930 4940 3430 1900
Books & Supplies** 1550 1030 700 330
Room & Board*** 7680 7680 7680 0
Total: 15160 13650 11810 2230
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2060 2060 2060 680
Miscellaneous 2290 2290 2290 0
Total + other costs 19590 18080 16240 2910

Montana Residents - ONLINE ONLY

Montana Residents - Online Only
2018-2019 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 5530 4430 3010 1660
Books & Supplies** 1550 1030 700 330
Room & Board*** 7680 7680 7680 0
Total: 14760 13140 11390 1990
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2060 2060 2060 680
Miscellaneous 2290 2290 2290 0
Total + other costs 19190 17570 15820 2670

 

WUE

 

WUE
2018-2019 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 8300 6610 4890 2400
Books & Supplies** 1550 1030 700 330
Room & Board*** 7680 7680 7680 0
Total: 17530 15320 13270 2730
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2060 2060 2060 680
Miscellaneous 2290 2290 2290 0
Total + other costs 21960 19750 17700 3410


Non-Residents

 

Non-Residents
2018-2019 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 19250 16230 10790 5140
Books & Supplies** 1550 1030 700 330
Room & Board*** 7680 7680 7680 0
Total: 28480 24940 19170 5470
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2060 2060 2060 680
Miscellaneous 2290 2290 2290 0
Total + other costs 32910 29370 23600 6150

 

Online Only Non-Residents
2018-2019 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 10140 8570 5750 2810
Books & Supplies** 1550 1030 700 330
Room & Board*** 7680 7680 7680 0
Total: 19370 17280 14130 3140
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2060 2060 2060 680
Miscellaneous 2290 2290 2290 0
Total + other costs 23800 21710 18560 3820

 

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


CHOOSE CREDITS:


12+ Credits

 

12+ Credits
2018-2019 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 7040 20180
Books & Supplies** 1550 1550
Room & Board*** 7680 7680
Total: 16270 29410
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2060 2060
Miscellaneous 2290 2290
Total + other costs 20700 33840

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 12+ Credits
2018-2019 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 6640 12360
Books & Supplies** 1550 1550
Room & Board*** 7680 7680
Total: 15870 21590
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2060 2060
Miscellaneous 2290 2290
Total + other costs 20300 26020

 

9-11 Credits

 

9-11 Credits
2018-2019 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 5870 16100
Books & Supplies** 1030 1030
Room & Board*** 7680 7680
Total: 14580 24810
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2060 2060
Miscellaneous 2290 2290
Total + other costs 19010 29240

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 9-11 Credits
2018-2019 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 5220 10260
Books & Supplies** 1030 1030
Room & Board*** 7680 7680
Total: 13930 18970
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2060 2060
Miscellaneous 2290 2290
Total + other costs 18360 23400

 

6-8 Credits

 

6-8 Credits
2018-2019 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 3940 12070
Books & Supplies** 700 700
Room & Board*** 7680 7680
Total: 12320 20450
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2060 2060
Miscellaneous 2290 2290
Total + other costs 16750 24880

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 6-8 Credits
2018-2019 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 3720 6860
Books & Supplies** 700 700
Room & Board*** 7680 7680
Total: 12100 15240
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2060 2060
Miscellaneous 2290 2290
Total + other costs 16530 19670

 

1-5 Credits

 

1-5 Credits
2018-2019 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 2110 3560
Books & Supplies** 330 330
Room & Board*** 0 0
Total: 2440 3890
Loan Fees 0 0
Transportation 680 680
Miscellaneous 0 0
Total + other costs 3120 4570

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 1-5 Credits
2018-2019 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 1960 3540
Books & Supplies** 330 330
Room & Board*** 0 0
Total: 2290 3870
Loan Fees 0 0
Transportation 680 680
Miscellaneous 0 0
Total + other costs 2970 4550

 

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.