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Montana State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,172 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,330 tuition
$8,220 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,422 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$30,137 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,157 tuition
$8,220 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,560 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,121 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
25% get federal aid ($4,369 avg)
10% get state aid ($3,955 avg)
69% get institn'l aid ($4,121 avg)
47% get loans ($6,525 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.08% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.24% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,472 79%
Federal Grant Aid $4,369 25%
Pell Grants $4,041 25%
Other Federal Grants $579 14%
Institution Grant Aid $4,121 69%
State Grant Aid $3,955 10%
Student Loans $6,525 47%
Federal Loans $5,800 47%
Other Loans $12,954 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Montana State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-0211
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $328
Out of State $910


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Misty from Billings, MT
  • Dec-26-2015 I am a current student here

    For me personally, I live in Montana and their instate tuition is ideal for students like myself who want to attend a bigger college yet stay in state. However, they do not offer the best scholarships for instate students.

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  • 4
  • Abby from Bozeman, MT
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    All colleges are pretty expensive these days and I'm not sure how my out-of-state friends feel about what their money got them, but the in-state tuition seems very good to me. I'm happy with my food and room and classes.

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  • 5
  • Rebecca from Conrad, MT
  • Nov-16-2014 I am a current student here

    For such a quality education, MSU charges relatively low tuition, and students definitely get their money's worth. Professors are directly involved with the students, and care about their success. Classes are relatively small, so students get more one-on-one time with their professors. The combination of in-class learning and out-of-class application ensures the students retain the knowledge they have gained.

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