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The University of Montana Western Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$12,683 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,699 tuition
$6,940 on campus room & board
$850 books and supplies
$1,194 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$24,287 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$15,231 tuition
$6,940 on campus room & board
$850 books and supplies
$1,266 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,159 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
90% of students receive aid
38% get federal aid ($4,554 avg)
21% get state aid ($1,911 avg)
62% get institn'l aid ($5,159 avg)
59% get loans ($8,088 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.91% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.55% 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 $6,892 77%
Federal Grant Aid $4,554 38%
Pell Grants $4,399 38%
Other Federal Grants $568 10%
Institution Grant Aid $5,159 62%
State Grant Aid $1,911 21%
Student Loans $8,088 59%
Federal Loans $7,806 59%
Other Loans $7,041 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$400 R
$500 R
$500 R
$500 R
$700 R
$300 R
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 The University of Montana Western offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
710 S Atlantic
Dillon, MT 59725-3598
(406) 683-7011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $154
Out of State $635


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • James from Ford, WA
  • Dec-14-2012 I am a current student here

    I am from Washington and this University is cheaper then the community colleges there!

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  • 5
  • Amie from Dillon, MT
  • Oct-03-2012 I am a current student here

    Personally I feel that there is no better place to attend college than UMW, as you find that every teacher will go out of their way to help you understand the course. This level of commitment is something hard to obtain in a bigger more prestigious school like Yale or Harvard.

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  • 1
  • Dillon, MT
  • Jul-24-2012 I am a current student here

    It is extremely difficult to get anything done at this school. The way the classes are set up is fantastic but the way the run everything else is a pain and often causes many problems. Ricky in the Financial aid office is fantastic and about the only one who gets anything right

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