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Montana State University-Northern Tuition & Cost

Havre, Montana

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Montana Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Montana State University Northern
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$1,459
Room and Board $6,470
Other Expenses Budget$3,200
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Montana State University Northern
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$1,459
Room and Board $6,470
Other Expenses Budget$3,200

Residents of Montana pay an annual total price of $17,025 to attend Montana State University Northern on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,496 for tuition, $6,470 room and board, $1,400 for books and supplies and $1,459 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $29,625 which is 74% higher than Montana residents. The tuition charge is $17,096 while room and board is $6,470, books and supplies are $1,400 and other fees come in at $1,459.

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 Northern 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 Northern
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,102
$30,001 to $48,000$11,003
$48,001 to $75,000$13,783
$75,001 to $110,000$15,682

The average reported annual net price for Montana State University Northern for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,851 in 2019/2020. 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

80% of full-time undergrad Montana State University Northern received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $4,545 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 47% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,108 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $16,707.

Finanical Aid Montana State University Northern
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,545 80%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $500 1%
Pell Grants $4,805 47%
Other Federal Grants $1,440 54%
State and Local Grants $0 0%
Federal Student Loans $5,108 47%
Other Student Loans $16,707 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 Northern, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $45,628. The loan balance of $45,628 is a four year multiple of the $11,407 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 $435 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 $45,628
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $435.34
Total Interest Paid $6,612.97
Sum of All Loan Payments $52,240.97

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Montana Residents Non Residents
1 $17,025 $29,625
2 $17,493 $30,439
3 $17,973 $31,275
4 $18,467 $32,134

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Montana State University Northern to be $68,100 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.7% 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 Northern
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Montana Residents $289 $867 $1,156
Out of State Residents $819 $2,457 $3,276

Estimated cost for a class at Montana State University Northern 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 Northern versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Montana State University Northern 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=180522 IPEDS survey data for Montana State University Northern.