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 $20.00 per credit fee up to a maximum of $240.00. 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. 2016-2017 Cost of Attendance
  2. 2015-2016 Cost of Attendance

»»  Cost of Attending for International Students

 

Estimated annual costs are based on 2017-2018 rates.

 

City College - Associate Degrees & Certificates

 

CHOOSE AN OPTION:

 

Montana Residents

 

Montana Residents
2017-2018 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 3840 3360 2310 1330
Books & Supplies** 1570 1040 700 320
Room & Board*** 7730 7730 7730 0
Total: 13140 12130 10740 1650
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2090 2090 2090 690
Miscellaneous 2190 2190 2190 0
Total + other costs 17500 16490 15100 2340

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only Montana Residents
2017-2018 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 3460 2840 1940 1140
Books & Supplies** 1570 1040 700 320
Room & Board*** 7730 7730 7730 0
Total: 12760 11610 10370 1460
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2090 2090 2090 690
Miscellaneous 2190 2190 2190 0
Total + other costs 17120 15970 14730 2150

 

WUE

 

WUE
2017-2018 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 5200 4600 3230 1640
Books & Supplies** 1570 1040 700 320
Room & Board*** 7730 7730 7730 0
Total: 14500 13370 11660 1960
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2090 2090 2090 690
Miscellaneous 2190 2190 2190 0
Total + other costs 18860 17730 16020 2650

Non-Residents

 

Non-Residents
2017-2018 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 8510 7270 5230 2470
Books & Supplies** 1570 1040 700 320
Room & Board*** 7730 7730 7730 0
Total: 17810 16040 13660 2790
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2090 2090 2090 690
Miscellaneous 2190 2190 2190 0
Total + other costs 22170 20400 18020 3480


Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Non-Residents - Online Only
2017-2018 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 6050 5160 3720 1800
Books & Supplies** 1570 1040 700 320
Room & Board*** 7730 7730 7730 0
Total: 15350 13930 12150 2120
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2090 2090 2090 690
Miscellaneous 2190 2190 2190 0
Total + other costs 19710 18290 16510 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
2017-2018 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 5830 4910 3410 1910
Books & Supplies** 1570 1040 700 320
Room & Board*** 7730 7730 7730 0
Total: 15130 13680 11840 2230
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2090 2090 2090 690
Miscellaneous 2190 2190 2190 0
Total + other costs 19490 18040 16200 2920

Montana Residents - ONLINE ONLY

Montana Residents - Online Only
2017-2018 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 5440 4380 2970 1650
Books & Supplies** 1570 1040 700 320
Room & Board*** 7730 7730 7730 0
Total: 14740 13150 11400 1970
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2090 2090 2090 690
Miscellaneous 2190 2190 2190 0
Total + other costs 19100 17510 15760 2660

 

WUE

 

WUE
2017-2018 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 8160 6760 4820 2360
Books & Supplies** 1570 1040 700 320
Room & Board*** 7730 7730 7730 0
Total: 17460 15530 13250 2680
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2090 2090 2090 690
Miscellaneous 2190 2190 2190 0
Total + other costs 21820 19890 17610 3370

WUE Non-Residents - ONLINE ONLY

Non-Residents Online Only
2017-2018 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 9960 8230 5800 2770
Books & Supplies** 1570 1040 700 320
Room & Board*** 7730 7730 7730 0
Total: 19260 17000 14230 3090
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2090 2090 2090 690
Miscellaneous 2190 2190 2190 0
Total + other costs 23620 21360 18590 3780

 

Non-Residents

 

Non-Residents
2017-2018 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 18720 15790 10770 4590
Books & Supplies** 1570 1040 700 320
Room & Board*** 7730 7730 7730 0
Total: 28020 24560 19200 4910
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2090 2090 2090 690
Miscellaneous 2190 2190 2190 0
Total + other costs 32380 28920 23560 5600

 

Non-Residents - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only Non-Residents
2017-2018 Costs 12 or more credits 9-11 credits 6-8 credits 1-5 credits
Tuition & Fees* 9960 8230 5800 2770
Books & Supplies** 1570 1040 700 320
Room & Board*** 7730 7730 7730 0
Total: 19260 17000 14230 3090
Loan Fees 80 80 80 0
Transportation 2090 2090 2090 690
Miscellaneous 2190 2190 2190 0
Total + other costs 23620 21360 18590 3780

 

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
2017-2018 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 6870 19630
Books & Supplies** 1570 1570
Room & Board*** 7730 7730
Total: 16170 28930
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2090 2090
Miscellaneous 2190 2190
Total + other costs 20530 33290

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 12+ Credits
2017-2018 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 6480 12040
Books & Supplies** 1570 1570
Room & Board*** 7730 7730
Total: 15780 21340
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2090 2090
Miscellaneous 2190 2190
Total + other costs 20140 25700

 

9-11 Credits

 

9-11 Credits
2017-2018 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 5740 16130
Books & Supplies** 1040 1040
Room & Board*** 7730 7730
Total: 14510 24900
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2090 2090
Miscellaneous 2190 2190
Total + other costs 18870 29260

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 9-11 Credits
2017-2018 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 5120 10150
Books & Supplies** 1040 1040
Room & Board*** 7730 7730
Total: 13890 18920
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2090 2090
Miscellaneous 2190 2190
Total + other costs 18250 23280

 

6-8 Credits

 

6-8 Credits
2017-2018 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 3780 11760
Books & Supplies** 700 700
Room & Board*** 7730 7730
Total: 12210 20190
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2090 2090
Miscellaneous 2190 2190
Total + other costs 16570 24550

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 6-8 Credits
2017-2018 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 3570 6690
Books & Supplies** 700 700
Room & Board*** 7730 7730
Total: 12000 15120
Loan Fees 80 80
Transportation 2090 2090
Miscellaneous 2190 2190
Total + other costs 16360 19480

 

1-5 Credits

 

1-5 Credits
2017-2018 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 2050 2890
Books & Supplies** 320 320
Room & Board*** 0 0
Total: 2370 3210
Loan Fees 0 0
Transportation 690 690
Miscellaneous 0 0
Total + other costs 3060 3900

 

Distance Students - ONLINE ONLY

Online Only 1-5 Credits
2017-2018 Costs MT Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* 1950 3710
Books & Supplies** 320 320
Room & Board*** 0 0
Total: 2270 4030
Loan Fees 0 0
Transportation 690 690
Miscellaneous 0 0
Total + other costs 2960 4720

 

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.