Estimated annual costs are based on 2022-2023 rates.

City College Associate Degrees & Certificates

University Campus Associate & Bachelor's Degrees

University Campus Master's Degrees

International Students

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 2020-21 Estimated Budget Worksheet or the 2021-22 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 $35.00 per credit fee up to a maximum of $420.00, 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 $450/year
Health Administration $1,600/year
RN to BSN $1,600/year
Athletic Training $1,850/year
Auto Body Program Fee $250/semester FA/SP

If you have any questions about the current fees, please call the Student Accounts at (406) 657-2140.

University Cost Comparative (Costs are subject to change)

Other MT 4 yr. Universities Average

Tuition & Fees - $7,675

Housing & Meal Plan - $11,260

Total - $18,935

MSUB

Tuition & Fees - $6,260

Housing & Meal Plan - $7,600

Best Value - $13,860

Savings

Tuition & Fees - $1,416

Housing & Meal Plan - $3,660

Best Value - $5,076

SAVINGS OVER 4 YEARS - $20,304

Other MT 4 yr. Universities Average

Tuition & Fees - $10,764

Housing & Meal Plan - $11,260

Total - $22,024

MSUB

Tuition & Fees - $8,710

Housing & Meal Plan - $7,600

Best Value - $16,310

Savings

Tuition & Fees - $2,054

Housing & Meal Plan - $3,660

Best Value - $5,714

SAVINGS OVER 4 YEARS - $22,856

*Note WUE at MSUB is guaranteed based on residency. Out-of-state students from a non WUE state are eligible for the Explore Montana Scholarship

Other MT 4 yr. Universities Average

Tuition & Fees - $27,479

Housing & Meal Plan - $11,260

Total - $38,739

MSUB

Tuition & Fees - $19,980

Housing & Meal Plan - $7,600

Best Value - $27,580

Savings

Tuition & Fees - $7,499

Housing & Meal Plan - $3,660

Best Value - $11,159

SAVINGS OVER 4 YEARS - $44,636

City College Cost Comparative (Costs are subject to change)

Other MT 2 yr. College Average

Tuition & Fees - $3,386

Room & Board - $11,260

Total - $14,646

City College

Tuition & Fees - $4,110

Room & Board - $7,600

Best Value - $11,710

Savings

SAVINGS OVER 2 YEARS - $5,872

Other MT 2 yr. College Average

Tuition & Fees - $10,764

Room & Board - $11,260

Total - $22,024

City College

Tuition & Fees - $5,520

Room & Board - $7,600

Best Value - $13,120

Savings

SAVINGS OVER 2 YEARS - $17,808

Other MT 2 yr. College Average

Tuition & Fees - $11,034

Room & Board - $11,260

Total - $22,294

City College

Tuition & Fees - $9,300

Room & Board - $7,600

Best Value - $16,900

Savings

SAVINGS OVER 2 YEARS - $10,788

Cost of Attendance for a prior year