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Montana State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,087 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,330 tuition
$8,900 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$1,557 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$33,386 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,341 tuition
$8,900 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$1,845 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,636 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
86% of students receive aid
23% get federal aid ($4,525 avg)
12% get state aid ($4,564 avg)
66% get institn'l aid ($4,636 avg)
46% get loans ($6,618 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.662% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.83% 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 $5,973 78%
Federal Grant Aid $4,525 23%
Pell Grants $4,199 23%
Other Federal Grants $558 14%
Institution Grant Aid $4,636 66%
State Grant Aid $4,564 12%
Student Loans $6,618 46%
Federal Loans $5,909 46%
Other Loans $11,104 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 $335
Out of State $1,014


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • jeremiah from hardin, mt
  • Apr-02-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    the in-state tuition is flat, so no increase for junior and senior students, and the out of state can be cheaper than the in-state for some (i'm thinking of california in this case). with the wue (western undergraduate exchange), this drops tuition for those in the west us even more. overall, lots of options, and tends to be on the cheaper side for what it offers.

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  • 3
  • Local Bozeman student, MT
  • Mar-16-2016 I am a current student here

    If you like old or independent movies, get on the email mailing list for the Ellen theatre on Main Street.

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  • 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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