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MSU Billings Tuition & Cost

Billings, Montana

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Montana Resident Sticker Price
$19,543
In State Costs for Montana State University Billings
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,485
Books and Supplies$1,550
Other Fees$1,448
Room and Board $7,420
Other Expenses Budget$4,640
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$32,736
Out of State Costs for Montana State University Billings
Fee Cost
Tuition$17,678
Books and Supplies$1,550
Other Fees$1,448
Room and Board $7,420
Other Expenses Budget$4,640

Residents of Montana pay an annual total price of $19,543 to attend Montana State University Billings on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,485 for tuition, $7,420 room and board, $1,550 for books and supplies and $1,448 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $32,736 which is 67.5% higher than Montana residents. The tuition charge is $17,678 while room and board is $7,420, books and supplies are $1,550 and other fees come in at $1,448.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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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 2018/2019
$12,070
Net Price by Income Montana State University Billings
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,341
$30,001 to $48,000$11,749
$48,001 to $75,000$14,839
$75,001 to $110,000$16,466
$110,000+$16,707

The average reported annual net price for Montana State University Billings for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,070 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Costs for Similar Colleges

Financial Aid

81% 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 $5,059 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 52% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,335 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $8,160.

Finanical Aid Montana State University Billings
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,059 81%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,111 60%
Pell Grants $4,518 44%
Other Federal Grants $553 13%
State and Local Grants $5,850 3%
Federal Student Loans $5,335 52%
Other Student Loans $8,160 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
$78,172
Year Montana Residents Non Residents
1 $19,543 $32,736
2 $19,621 $32,867
3 $19,700 $32,999
4 $19,779 $33,131

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 $78,172 - 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.