In 2022, tuition for full-time students at University of Montana was $5,515 a year for in-state students and $29,622 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the displayed price of tuition does not always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students owe far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until you're done with college.
Tuition for international students at University of Montana is $29,622 per year.
University of Montana is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,515 for in-state students who attend full-time. For students who are not considered Montana-residents, out-of-state tuition is $29,622 a year.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a college where you are eligible for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to check your state's rules for in-state residency. 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 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 $29,622 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible 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.
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 University of Montana.
Room and board at University of Montana costs $11,740 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.
Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. 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 offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.
The cost of getting around 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 easy to get around on foot? 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 make a big difference in your transportation budget. At University of Montana, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on 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 a city is often pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. University of Montanais located in a urban setting in Montana.
When you're planning for college, be sure to take into account personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for University of Montana.
What will the cost of attending University of Montana be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,740|
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, 3,006 of the 7,223 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 $9,346 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 $27,389 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|University of Montana-Specific Loans||$4,429|
|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 2022, University of Montana awarded 1,770 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $18 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $4.89 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 $9,346 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of University of Montana seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$-526|
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 understand 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 offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
University of Montana has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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