Rocky Mountain College

Billings, MT, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$20,165
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$18,621
$30k - $48k
$18,248
$48k - $75k
$19,508
$75k - $110k
$20,009
$110k+
$22,519
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$28,572
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,572
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,330
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@rocky.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
74%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,460
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,513
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,114
Students receiving federal aid
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,513
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$19,066
$30k - $48k
$19,439
$48k - $75k
$18,179
$75k - $110k
$17,678
$110k+
$15,168
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$2,696,061
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$1,462,342

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,277
Students receiving federal loans
74%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,470
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,220
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,750
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276

What Students Are Saying

3.75 Average Rating
The college is pretty expensive, being a private school, but there are lots of financial aid opportunities and work study positions available to ease the burden. They seem to make it possible for anyone who wants to go here to afford it, and there are schools that cost about as much with fewer scholarship opportunities. In the end, it's a good deal.
Shelby from Billings, MT
Rocky may look expensive, but I am actually paying less here and getting a better education than attending a bigger public school.
Philip from Dutton, MT
It is said that RMC is expensive but you really do get what you pay for. And usually you end up getting some type of scholarship.
Will from Billings, MT
This college is definitely worth the money spent to attend it!
Athea from Billings, MT
Rocky provides a lot of financial aid, whether it is the academic scholarships Rocky gives students or it is the many different loan options that Rocky helps students get set-up; they help you try and take off the burden of paying for college if you need it. Also Rocky provides many work study opportunities which everyone should take advantage of. Rocky provides many fun opportunities that are at no cost their students. Rocky provides many intramural sports, which is a great way to get involved and meet new people. Also they have an awesome outdoor recreation program which is also free, like hiking through Yellowstone or skiing at Redlodge for the weekend among many other avtivites. Another bang for your buck is that all your lab fees, technology use fees, and parking fees are included in your tuition fees before school starts so you don't have to worry about paying for a required lab. Also laundry is free which is a great bonus!
Tucker from Clancy, MT
You get your moneys worth when you go to school here. The education is top notch.
Jennifer from Buhl, ID