Fees as of January 2019

Fees are based on a per credit-hour rate as approved by the Montana Board of Regents.  The fee schedule is also posted online.

Determining Your Fees

Registration, tuition and building fees are charged to all students (included in the tuition fee table to the right). Health fees, activity fees and intramural fees are included. Some courses also require materials or special use fees; such fees are assessed at registration. The schedule below lists the fees up to 12 credits for all sessions. If the number of credits exceeds 12, the rate remains the same as 12 credits.

Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate

Credits Resident Non-Resident
01 $348.60 $1,086.75
02 $609.60 $2,085.90
03 $870.60 $3,085.05
04 $1,131.60 $4,084.20
05 $1,392.60 $5,083.35
06 $1,653.60 $6,082.50
07 $2,165.85 $7,332.90
08 $2,426.85 $8,332.05
09 $2,687.85 $9,331.20
10 $2,948.85 $10,330.35
11 $3,209.85 $11,329.50
12 $3,470.85 $12,328.65


Credits Resident Non-Resident
01 $395.70 $1,133.85
02 $703.80 $2,180.10
03 $1,011.90 $3,226.35
04 $1,320.00 $4,272.60
05 $1,628.10 $5,318.85
06 $1,936.20 $6,365.10
07 $2,495.55 $7,662.60
08 $2,803.65 $8,708.85
09 $3,111.75 $9,755.10
10 $3,419.85 $10,801.35
11 $3,727.95 $11,847.60
12 $4,036.05 $12,893.85

Other Fees

  • New Student Fee: All new students pay a one-time New Student Fee, included in their fees during their first semester of attendance at MSU. The fee is $90.00 for new freshmen and $75.00 for new transfer students.
  • Auditors: Regularly enrolled students who enroll for courses without credit (audit) pay the same fees as students enrolled for credit.
  • Non-Matriculated Students (Listeners): Any adult person not regularly enrolled at MSU may, with the permission of the instructor, register for a non­laboratory class as a non-matriculated student upon the payment of the same fees as regularly enrolled in-state students. The person so registering may not participate in class discussion nor take examinations. Applications for non-matriculated enrollment should be made through the Registrar, who will provide a Non-Matriculated Attendance Form for acceptance by the instructor. Activity courses may not be taken by non-matriculated students.

Obtaining Your Fee Summary

Properly registered students may obtain their fee summary on the Web by going to the MSU home page and following these links: MyInfo > Log into MyInfo > Login (follow instructions on that page) > Electronic Billing and Payment.

Students taking 7 credits or more are charged health, dental, activity, and intramural fees (included in the fee tables, above). Note: All fees subject to change with Montana Board of Regents approval.

Fee Payment

Fee payments are due within three days from the beginning date of any given course. Students who do not pay fees by this deadline may have their registration cancelled for that course.

  • Online (credit card payments and E-checks) under MyInfo (Login, select Electronic Billing and Payment, click on the Quick Pay link)
  • Mail payment to:
    Student Accounts
    P.O. Box 172640
    Montana State University
    Bozeman, MT, 59717-2640
  • In Person (cash, check, credit card) at the cashier's window, Montana Hall
  • Drop payment in the student payment box at the Student Accounts cashier’s window, Montana Hall

Please make checks payable to Montana State University.

Bill confirmations for students who have zero or credit balances may be done on the Web under MyInfo (Login, select Electronic Billing and Payment)

Fee Payment Deadlines

May Session May 14
June Session June 11
July Session July 19
Late Summer Session July 26

Fee Refunds

Refunds for Summer Session are handled in the same manner as those for other academic semesters. All fees except the Registration fee, ID fee and Orientation fee are refunded to students who withdraw from MSU during the period of registration and before the beginning of classes, in which case the registration of the student is cancelled. No refund of fees will be given for withdrawal from courses for which a “W” grade is given (see Drop/Add Regulations and Procedures page for more information about the “W” grade).

Refunds for financial aid in excess of your university bill for Summer Session will be available after May 8. Refunds for the balance of funds will be by Direct Deposit, or mailed to the student if the student has not signed up for Direct Deposit, provided you have completed all necessary documentation and signed all promissory notes and returned these materials to the Financial Aid Office. Be sure your address(es) is current at the Student Accounts Office, Registrar’s Office or Financial Aid Office. A refund will not be processed until bill confirmation has been completed with the Student Accounts Office.

Refunds for Drop/Adds

Courses added are retroactive to the first day of class instruction for fee assessment. No refund of fees will be made after the third day of instruction in a 4-week, including dropped courses.

Refunds for University Withdrawals

After the beginning of classes, fees are refunded according to the date the student completes the university withdrawal form.

The following special considerations will determine the amount of refund due, if any, for university withdrawal:

All refunds are based on the date of university withdrawal; whether or not a student attended class(es) has no bearing on the refund. Refunds are further determined by enrollment in a 4-week.

Short courses are a part of the Summer Session and included in the total credit load for fee assessment and refund determination. No refund is made for dropping a course of two weeks or less in duration unless it is dropped prior to the beginning of the class.

Veteran Educational Benefits

Veterans, dependents, and members of the Guard/Reserves who are eligible for VA educational benefits; also veterans who are Montana residents and who served on active duty during specified periods of conflict and have exhausted their GI Bill benefits may be eligible for the MUS Veteran Tuition Waiver, please contact:

Veteran Support Center
185 Strand Union
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-3661

Withdrawal Refund Schedule

The following withdrawal refund schedule indicates the percentage of fees refunded according to the day of the session:

4-Week Sessions

May- start 4x4 Session

Day of Instruction Percentage of Fees Refunded*
Registration Day (if prior to 1st day of session)  100%
May 13 90%
May 14 75%
May 15 50%
After May 15 No refunds

June-start 4x4 Session

Day of Instruction Percentage of Fees Refunded*
Registration Day (if prior to 1st day of session)  100%
June 10 90%
June 11 75%
June 12 50%
After June 12 No refunds

July-start 4x4 Session

Day of Instruction Percentage of Fees Refunded*
Registration Day (if prior to 1st day of session)  100%
July 8 90%
July 9 75%
July 10 50%
After July 10 No refunds


Late Summer Session

Day of Instruction Percentage of Fees Refunded*
Registration Day (if prior to 1st day of session)  100%
July 22 90%
July 23 75%
July 24 50%
After July 24 No refunds