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.
Estimated annual costs are based on 2019-2020 rates.
Tuition and fees are subject to approval by the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education. Some courses and programs have additional fee expenses:
All online courses are subject to an additional $30.00 per credit fee up to a maximum of $360.00, this fee has been included in the online-only COAs. Please note that any students residing within the seven county region, which includes Yellowstone, Carbon, Musselshell, Golden Valley, Stillwater and Bighorn Counties, do not qualify for the online-only rates. Students who reside within the 7 county region and are taking all online courses pay on-campus rates and the additional $30 per credit for any online course(s) for which they are enrolled.
The following programs have additional program fees that are not included in the COA values provided on this webpage:
- Welding: $500/year
- Health Administration: $1,600/year
- RN to BSN: $1,600/year
- Sustainable Energy: $500/year
- Athletic Training: $1,850/year
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: