Tuition & Fees, AY 2017-2018
Undergraduate Programs (based on 12+ credits) ~$25,850.00                                     
Graduate Programs (based on 9 credits) ~$16,198.00

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Health Insurance
Health Insurance  (Aug 1-July 31)     

*Health Insurance is mandatory but can be purchased by the student separately. Students must provide proof of health insurance and MSU health insurance will be waived.

On-campus shared room, with meals (9-month school year)* Approximately $10,300.00+/year
On-campus single room, with meals (9-month school year)* Approximately $10,800.00+/year
On-campus apartment (for graduate students, no meals included) Approximately $562-862/month
Off-campus apartment Approximately $500-1,500/month                            

*includes 5 or 7 Day Meal Plan

Total Costs That Will Appear on I-20 or DS-2019
Undergraduate Programs (all) $36,150.00                  
Graduate Programs (all) $26,498.00


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Financial Capability

All students with non-immigrant visas (F-1 or J-1) must provide certification of financial support for the time period in which they will be enrolled at Montana State University. The Financial Certificate guarantees the required minimum funds, in U.S. dollars, will be available to the student during the academic year. Applicants must also plan to meet expenses for subsequent years of study. 

Undergraduate Applicants: International Undergraduate Student Financial Certificate.
Graduate Applicants: International Graduate Student Financial Certificate

All applicants: A bank statement verifying availability of the necessary funds or a letter from a sponsor.

These documents are required in order for MSU to issue either the I-20 or DS-2019 to students. While financial documentation is not required for an admission decision, the I-20 (F-1) or DS-2019 (J-1) forms cannot be issued until both the Financial Certificate and Bank Statement are received. Both of the above documents must be originals with original signatures and seals.