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 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.

-        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:

 

»»  2018-2019 Cost of Attendance

 

»»  Cost of Attendance for Summer 2018

 

»»  Cost of Attending for International Students

 

Estimated annual costs are based on 2019-2020 rates.

 

City College - Associate Degrees & Certificates

 

CHOOSE AN OPTION:

 

Montana Residents

 

Montana Residents
2019-2020 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 3880 3400 2310 1320
Books & Supplies** 1550 1050 690 340
Room & Board*** 6680 6680 6680 0
Total: 12110 11130 9680 1660
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2160 2160 2160 710
Miscellaneous 2400 2400 2400 0
Total + other costs 16750 15770 14320 2370

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only Montana Residents
2019-2020 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 4200 3420 2350 1380
Books & Supplies** 1550 1050 690 340
Room & Board*** 6680 6680 6680 0
Total: 12430 11150 9720 1720
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 1990 1990 1990 625
Miscellaneous 2400 2400 2400 0
Total + other costs 16900 15620 14190 2345

 

WUE

 

WUE
2019-2020 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 5250 4560 3110 1760
Books & Supplies** 1550 1050 690 340
Room & Board*** 6680 6680 6680 0
Total: 13480 12290 10480 2100
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2160 2160 2160 710
Miscellaneous 2400 2400 2400 0
Total + other costs 18120 16930 15120 2810

Non-Residents

 

Non-Residents
2019-2020 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 9010 7700 5530 2600
Books & Supplies** 1550 1050 690 340
Room & Board*** 6680 6680 6680 0
Total: 17240 15430 12900 2940
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2160 2160 2160 710
Miscellaneous 2400 2400 2400 0
Total + other costs 21880 20070 17540 3650


Non-Residents - ONLINE ONLY

Non-Residents - Online Only
2019-2020 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 6850 5830 4190 2010
Books & Supplies** 1550 1050 690 340
Room & Board*** 6680 6680 6680 0
Total: 15080 13560 11560 2350
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 1990 1990 1990 625
Miscellaneous 2400 2400 2400 0
Total + other costs 19550 18030 16030 2975

  

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
2019-2020 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 5970 5050 3410 1940
Books & Supplies** 1550 1050 690 340
Room & Board*** 6680 6680 6680 0
Total: 14200 12780 10780 2280
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2160 2160 2160 710
Miscellaneous 2400 2400 2400 0
Total + other costs 18840 17420 15420 2990

Montana Residents - ONLINE ONLY

Montana Residents - Online Only
2019-2020 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 6280 4990 3380 1850
Books & Supplies** 1550 1050 690 340
Room & Board*** 6680 6680 6680 0
Total: 14510 12720 10750 2190
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 1990 1990 1990 625
Miscellaneous 2400 2400 2400 0
Total + other costs 18980 17190 15220 2815

 

WUE

 

WUE
2019-2020 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 8340 6890 4650 2520
Books & Supplies** 1550 1050 690 340
Room & Board*** 6680 6680 6680 0
Total: 16570 14620 12020 2860
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2160 2160 2160 710
Miscellaneous 2400 2400 2400 0
Total + other costs 21210 19260 16660 3570


Non-Residents

 

Non-Residents
2019-2020 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 19550 16490 10370 5220
Books & Supplies** 1550 1050 690 340
Room & Board*** 6680 6680 6680 0
Total: 27780 24220 17740 5560
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2160 2160 2160 710
Miscellaneous 2400 2400 2400 0
Total + other costs 32420 28860 22380 6270

 

Online Only Non-Residents
2019-2020 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 10980 9280 6360 3030
Books & Supplies** 1550 1050 690 340
Room & Board*** 6680 6680 6680 0
Total: 19210 17010 13730 3370
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 1990 1990 1990 625
Miscellaneous 2400 2400 2400 0
Total + other costs 23680 21480 18200 3995

 

For the purposes of financial aid graduate students are packaged at the graduate full time COA (9 or more credits per semester); 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 credits, or if your tuition and fees exceed the weighted average amount originally used in the COA.

 

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:


9+ Credits

 

9+ Credits
2019-2020 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 6230 17450
Books & Supplies** 1110 1110
Room & Board*** 6680 6680
Total: 14020 25240
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2160 2160
Miscellaneous 2400 2400
Total + other costs 18660 29880

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 9+ Credits
2019-2020 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 6060 11360
Books & Supplies** 1110 1110
Room & Board*** 6680 6680
Total: 13850 19150
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 1990 1990
Miscellaneous 2400 2400
Total + other costs 18320 23620

 

7-8 Credits

 

7-8 Credits
2019-2020 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 4920 13180
Books & Supplies** 830 830
Room & Board*** 6680 6680
Total: 12430 20690
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2160 2160
Miscellaneous 2400 2400
Total + other costs 17070 25330

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 7-8 Credits
2019-2020 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 4910 8510
Books & Supplies** 830 830
Room & Board*** 6680 6680
Total: 12420 16020
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 1990 1990
Miscellaneous 2400 2400
Total + other costs 16890 20490

 

5-6 Credits

 

5-6 Credits
2019-2020 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 3570 9810
Books & Supplies** 630 630
Room & Board*** 6680 6680
Total: 10880 17120
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2160 2160
Miscellaneous 2400 2400
Total + other costs 15520 21760

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 5-6 Credits
2019-2020 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 3720 6230
Books & Supplies** 630 630
Room & Board*** 6680 6680
Total: 11030 13540
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 1990 1990
Miscellaneous 2400 2400
Total + other costs 15500 18010

 

1-4 Credits

 

1-4 Credits
2019-2020 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 2000 3480
Books & Supplies** 290 290
Room & Board*** 0 0
Total: 2290 3770
Loan Fees 0 0
Transportation 710 710
Miscellaneous 0 0
Total + other costs 3000 4480

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 1-4 Credits
2019-2020 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 2060 3420
Books & Supplies** 290 290
Room & Board*** 0 0
Total: 2350 3710
Loan Fees 0 0
Transportation 625 625
Miscellaneous 0 0
Total + other costs 2975 4335

 

For the purposes of financial aid graduate students are packaged at the graduate full time COA (9 or more credits per semester); 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 credits, or if your tuition and fees exceed the weighted average amount originally used in the COA.


*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.