Estimated annual costs are based on 2021-2022 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 - $6,831

Housing & Meal Plan - $8,675

Total - $15,506

MSUB

Tuition & Fees - $6,220

Housing & Meal Plan - $7,250

Best Value - $13,470

Savings

Tuition & Fees - $611

Housing & Meal Plan - $1,425

Best Value - $2,036

SAVINGS OVER 4 YEARS $8,144

 Other MT 4 yr. Universities Average

Tuition & Fees - $9,031

Housing & Meal Plan - $8,675

Total - $17,706

MSUB

Tuition & Fees - $8,670

Housing & Meal Plan - $7,250

Best Value - $15,920

Savings

Tuition & Fees - $361

Housing & Meal Plan - $1,425

Best Value - $1,786

SAVINGS OVER 4 YEARS $7,144

*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 - $23,236

Housing & Meal Plan - $8,675

Total - $31,911

MSUB

Tuition & Fees - $19,950

Housing & Meal Plan - $7,250

Best Value - $27,200

Savings

Tuition & Fees - $3,286

Housing & Meal Plan - $1,425

Best Value - $4,711

SAVINGS OVER 4 YEARS $18,844

Other MT 4 yr. Private Universities Average

Tuition & Fees - $31,765

Housing & Meal Plan - $9,672

Total - $41,437

MSUB

Tuition & Fees - $6,220

Housing & Meal Plan - $7,250

Best Value - $13,470

Savings

Tuition & Fees - $25,545

Housing & Meal Plan - $2,422

Best Value - $27,967

SAVINGS OVER 4 YEARS $111,868

City College Cost Comparative (Costs are subject to change)

Other MT 2 yr. College Average

Tuition & Fees - $4,375

Room & Board - $7,682

Total - $12,057

City College

Tuition & Fees - $4,070

Room & Board - $7,250

Best Value - $11,320

SAVINGS OVER 2 YEARS $1,474

Average of 3 For Profits

Tuition & Fees - $27,347

Books & Supplies - $2,807

Room & Board - $12,105

Total - $42,259

City College

Tuition & Fees - $18,520

Books & Supplies - $3,080

Room & Board - $14,500

Best Value - $36,100

SAVINGS OVER 2 YEARS $6,159

*For profit costs are challenging to find -- many do not have their own housing - but give average costs - books & Supplies are not consistent. Tuition is subject to change. Additional fees may apply. Estimated annual costs are based on 2019-2020 costs. (WyoTech - WY, Pheonix UTI - AZ, Lincoln Tech - CO)

Go here to view a prior year’s cost of attendance.