Tuition and Fees

Tuition Rates:

Tuition is assessed on a per credit hour basis. Rates are subject to change. Some courses may require additional lab fees. Textbooks are not included in the tuition rates. Textbooks may be purchased or ordered through the MSU Bookstore (1-800-435-1286) or may be available from other sources. 

Tuition information can be seen at the up-to-date online finance page at: http://www.montana.edu/online

*NOTE: Distributed Learning fee does not apply to MSSE CAMPUS-based courses.

Additional Graduate School fees:

  • $60 Application Fee
  • $50 Program of Study Filing Fee
  • $20 Audit Fee (charged each time a Graduation Application is submitted)
  • $30 Commencement Fee (charged when the first Graduation Application is submitted)

*Total does not include any applicable course fees or program fees. 

*Total does not include mandatory health insuarance for students registered for 6 or more credits. (see below)


Financial Assistance

  • Federal Financial Aid
    To qualify for financial aid and loan deferment, you must (a) have admissions into a program of study and (b) register for a minimum of 6 credits per semester for campus and/or distance classes.

          For more information, please visit the MSU Financial Aid Office website or call 406-994-2845..

  • Veterans Benefits
    Students who wish to use Veterans Assistance, please visit the Veterans Affairs website for information and forms.

Student Health Insurance

If you are registered for six or more credits in a semester, you may be billed for the MSU Student Health Insurance plan. If you would like to waive the health insurance fees, you can do so when you register for courses.

If you are unable to waive the fees online or have any questions about the Student Health Insurance plan, please call the Student Health Insurance office at (406) 994-3199. For more information about the Student Health Insurance plan, please visit http://www.montana.edu/health/insurance.html.