In 2022, tuition for full-time students at University of Montana was $5,736 a year for in-state students and $28,800 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.
International students can expect to pay 28,800 per year for tuition at University of Montana.
University of Montana meets 46% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at University of Montana is around $12,430 a year.
Graduates in the class of 2023 had an average of $25,880 in student loans per borrower.
University of Montana is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,736 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-Montana residents can expect to pay 28,800 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. Don't forget to verify your state's rules for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.
University of Montana has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at University of Montana usually pay around $28,800 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or University of Montana-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at University of Montana:
•University of Montana-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to tuition, 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 University of Montana.
Board costs may vary depending on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus
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 used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. 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 will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At University of Montana, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in a city may be expensive, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. University of Montanais located in a city in Montana.
When you're planning for college, be sure to take into account personal expenses, 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 University of Montana.
What will the cost of attending University of Montana be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
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 2023, 3,012 of the 7,239 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. University of Montana meets 46% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,430 a year. Around 57% of University of Montana undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. University of Montana graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,880 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|University of Montana-Specific Loans||$5,000|
|Most Common Loans for University of Montana 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 University of Montana 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 2023, University of Montana awarded 1,698 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $20.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $7.29 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 University of Montana 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 University of Montana was $12,430 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of University of Montana seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$-4,278|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending University of Montana 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the University of Montana'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 reduce the total cost of attendance. 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.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
As of 2022, the total market value of University of Montana's endowment was $166.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $10,478 for each full-time student enrolled.
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