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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
$17,699
In State Costs for The University of Montana Western
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,523
Books and Supplies$700
Other Fees$1,202
Room and Board $8,184
Other Expenses Budget$3,090
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$29,089
Out of State Costs for The University of Montana Western
Fee Cost
Tuition$15,913
Books and Supplies$700
Other Fees$1,202
Room and Board $8,184
Other Expenses Budget$3,090

Residents of Montana pay an annual total price of $17,699 to attend The University of Montana Western on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,523 for tuition, $8,184 room and board, $700 for books and supplies and $1,202 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $29,089 which is 64.4% higher than Montana residents. The tuition charge is $15,913 while room and board is $8,184, books and supplies are $700 and other fees come in at $1,202.

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 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 2018/2019
$13,519
Net Price by Income The University of Montana Western
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,142
$30,001 to $48,000$11,133
$48,001 to $75,000$14,264
$75,001 to $110,000$15,719
$110,000+$15,912

The average reported annual net price for The University of Montana Western for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,519 in 2018/2019. 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

Finanical Aid The University of Montana Western
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $7,136 73%
Pell Grant $4,124 37%
Federal Student Loan $8,114 58%

The average reported annual net price for The University of Montana Western for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,519 in 2018/2019.

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 $511 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $49,264
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $511.25
Total Interest Paid $12,086.39
Sum of All Loan Payments $61,350.39

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$70,796
Year Montana Residents Non Residents
1 $17,699 $29,089
2 $18,488 $30,385
3 $19,311 $31,739
4 $20,172 $33,153

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 $70,796 - 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.