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MSU Billings Tuition & Cost

Billings, Montana

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In State Montana Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Montana State University Billings
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,540
Other Fees$1,495
Room and Board $7,600
Other Expenses Budget$4,630
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Montana State University Billings
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,540
Other Fees$1,495
Room and Board $7,600
Other Expenses Budget$4,630

Residents of Montana pay an annual total price of $19,750 to attend Montana State University Billings on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,485 for tuition, $7,600 room and board, $1,540 for books and supplies and $1,495 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $32,943 which is 66.8% higher than Montana residents. The tuition charge is $17,678 while room and board is $7,600, books and supplies are $1,540 and other fees come in at $1,495.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Montana State University Billings when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Montana State University Billings
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,652
$30,001 to $48,000$12,257
$48,001 to $75,000$14,662
$75,001 to $110,000$16,493

The average reported annual net price for Montana State University Billings for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,025 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

87% of full-time undergrad Montana State University Billings received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,600 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 48% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,052 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $5,204.

Finanical Aid Montana State University Billings
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,600 87%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,665 76%
Pell Grants $4,465 43%
Other Federal Grants $770 23%
State and Local Grants $4,524 4%
Federal Student Loans $5,052 48%
Other Student Loans $5,204 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Montana State University Billings, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $41,816. The loan balance of $41,816 is a four year multiple of the $10,454 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $399 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $41,816
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $398.97
Total Interest Paid $6,060.49
Sum of All Loan Payments $47,876.49

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Montana Residents Non Residents
1 $19,750 $32,943
2 $19,829 $33,075
3 $19,908 $33,207
4 $19,988 $33,340

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Montana State University Billings to be $79,000 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Montana State University Billings
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Montana Residents $187 $561 $748
Out of State Residents $737 $2,211 $2,948

Estimated cost for a class at Montana State University Billings based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Montana State University Billings versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Montana State University Billings Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=180179 IPEDS survey data for Montana State University Billings.