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UM Western Tuition & Cost

Dillon, Montana

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Montana Resident Sticker Price
$18,427
In State Costs for The University of Montana Western
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,523
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,224
Room and Board $8,280
Other Expenses Budget$3,600
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$29,817
Out of State Costs for The University of Montana Western
Fee Cost
Tuition$15,913
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,224
Room and Board $8,280
Other Expenses Budget$3,600

Residents of Montana pay an annual total price of $18,427 to attend The University of Montana Western on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,523 for tuition, $8,280 room and board, $800 for books and supplies and $1,224 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $29,817 which is 61.8% higher than Montana residents. The tuition charge is $15,913 while room and board is $8,280, books and supplies are $800 and other fees come in at $1,224.

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 The University of Montana Western when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$11,679
Net Price by Income The University of Montana Western
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,596
$30,001 to $48,000$10,947
$48,001 to $75,000$12,653
$75,001 to $110,000$15,816
$110,000+$15,925

The average reported annual net price for The University of Montana Western for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,679 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

91% of full-time undergrad The University of Montana Western received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,492 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 55% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $7,476 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,955.

Finanical Aid The University of Montana Western
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,492 91%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $7,193 72%
Pell Grants $4,254 42%
Other Federal Grants $582 13%
State and Local Grants $1,101 8%
Federal Student Loans $7,476 55%
Other Student Loans $7,955 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to The University of Montana Western, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $49,264. The loan balance of $49,264 is a four year multiple of the $12,316 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 $470 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 $49,264
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $470.03
Total Interest Paid $7,139.95
Sum of All Loan Payments $56,403.95

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$73,708
Year Montana Residents Non Residents
1 $18,427 $29,817
2 $19,248 $31,145
3 $20,106 $32,533
4 $21,001 $33,982

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at The University of Montana Western to be $73,708 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.5% 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 The University of Montana Western
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Montana Residents $189 $567 $756
Out of State Residents $664 $1,992 $2,656

Estimated cost for a class at The University of Montana Western 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 The University of Montana Western versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

The University of Montana Western 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=180692 IPEDS survey data for The University of Montana Western.