In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Montana State University Billings was $6,260 a year for in-state students and $19,980 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't always give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students pay way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until after graduation.
Tuition for international students at Montana State University Billings is $7,374 per year.
Montana State University Billings is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $6,260 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-Montana residents can expect to pay 19,980 per year for tuition.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to confirm your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
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Montana State University Billings has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Montana State University Billings can expect to pay around $7,374 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or Montana State University Billings-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Montana State University Billings:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideMontana State University Billings •Montana State University Billings-specific loans •Athletic Awards •Montana State University Billings-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Montana State University Billings.
Housing and campus dining at Montana State University Billings is $7,956 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the Montana State University Billings's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $4,096.
Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can impact your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in an urban area may be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. Montana State University Billingsis located in a urban setting in Montana.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Montana State University Billings.
What will the cost of attending Montana State University Billings be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$7,956|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2022, 1,077 of the 3,728 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Montana State University Billings meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,206 a year. Around 66% of Montana State University Billings undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Montana State University Billings graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,233 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Montana State University Billings Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Montana State University Billings financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, Montana State University Billings awarded 945 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $6.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $820000 thousand in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Montana State University Billings students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Montana State University Billings was $9,206 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Montana State University Billings seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$6,499|
What will attending Montana State University Billings really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Montana State University Billings's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Montana State University Billings has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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