In 2022, The University of Montana Western's tuition was $4,659 a year for in-state students and $16,391 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you're done with college.
Tuition for international students at The University of Montana Western is $16,391 per year.
The University of Montana Western is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $4,659 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-Montana residents can expect to pay 16,391 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 school where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Don't forget to confirm your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
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Montana Western has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at The University of Montana Western usually pay around $16,391 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or Montana Western-specific aid and scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Montana Western.
Housing and campus dining at Montana Western costs $7,510 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat in the Montana Western's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are 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 charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Montana Western, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located 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 flip side, getting around in an urban area is sometimes costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The University of Montana Westernis in a small town setting in Montana.
When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Montana Western.
What will the cost of attending Montana Western be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$7,510|
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.
Montana Western’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for part-time students
The majority of Montana Western undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 919 of the 1,400 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Montana Western meets 14% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $3,169 a year.
|Most Common Loans for Montana Western 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 Western 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 Western awarded 593 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $2.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.18 million 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 Western 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 Western was $3,169 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Montana Western seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$8,221|
What will attending Montana Western 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Montana Western'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.
Montana Western offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Montana Western has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Minority Students - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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