Montana State University

Montana State University Academic Year Cost Estimates


2012/2013 Montana State University Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

The expenses shown below reflect estimated costs for a student carrying a full-time load (12 or more credits) for fall and spring semesters, 2012/2013. These expenses include fees and other charges. Actual fees may vary based on specific program or course fees or the number of credits carried each semester. These figures are subject to change at any time and should be regarded as estimates only.

Undergraduate Resident Students
Category Semester Academic Year
Tuition/Fees* $3,355 $6,710
Room/Board** $4,035 $8,070
Books/Supplies*** $595 $1,190
Personal/Transportation****    
Total $7,985 $15,970



Undergraduate
Non-Resident Students
Category Semester Academic Year
Tuition/Fees* $10,030 $20,060
Room/Board** $4,035 $8,070
Books/Supplies*** $595 $1,190
Personal/Transportation****    
Total $14,660 $29,320


* MSU's undergraduate tuition rate applies to undergraduate students at all class levels (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior). There is not a higher rate for Junior and Senior students. These figures do not include a supplemental health insurance fee required of students who do not have proof of insurance coverage.

** For on campus residents, these costs include in-room high speed internet service, unlimited entry into residence hall dining areas, cable TV and unlimited local phone service. Room and Board above is based on a double room, 7 day meal plan. This figure also represents an amount reasonably incurred for off-campus housing and food costs. Food and housing costs will vary depending on a student's living arrangements and lifestyle.

*** The actual cost of books and supplies will vary depending upon curriculum.

**** Financial Aid budgets include a personal/transportation/miscellaneous figure of $1,610 per semester ($3,220 per year). Personal/miscellaneous expenses will vary depending on individual circumstances.

2012/2013 Gallatin College Programs Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

The expenses shown below reflect estimated costs for a student carrying a full-time load (12 or more credits) for fall and spring semesters, 2012/2013. These expenses include fees and other charges. Actual fees may vary based on specific program fees or the number of credits carried each semester. These figures are subject to change at any time and should be regarded as estimates only.

Undergraduate Resident: Gallatin College Programs
Category Semester Academic Year
Tuition/Fees $1,555 $3,110
Room/Board* $4,035 $8,070
Books/Supplies** $595 $1,190
Personal/Transportation***    
Total $6,185 $12,370



Undergraduate Non-Resident: Gallatin College Programs
Category Semester Academic Year
Tuition/Fees $4,725 $9,450
Room/Board* $4,035 $8,070
Books/Supplies** $595 $1,190
Personal/Transportation***    
Total $9,355 $18,710


* For on campus residents, these costs include in-room high speed internet service, unlimited entry into residence hall dining areas, cable TV and unlimited local phone service. Room and Board above is based on a double room, 7 day meal plan. This figure also represents an amount reasonably incurred for off-campus housing and food costs. Food and housing costs will vary depending on a student's living arrangements and lifestyle.

** The actual cost of books and supplies will vary depending upon curriculum.

*** Financial Aid budgets include a personal/transportation/miscellaneous figure of $1,610 per semester ($3,220 per year). Personal/miscellaneous expenses will vary depending on individual circumstances.

2012/2013 Montana State University Graduate Cost of Attendance

The expenses shown below reflect estimated average costs for a graduate student enrolled in 6 or more credits for both fall and spring semesters, 2012-2013. These expenses include fees and other charges. Actual fees may vary based on specific program or course fees or the number of credits carried each semester. These figures are subject to change at any time and should be regarded as estimates only.

Graduate Resident Students
Category Semester Academic Year
Tuition/Fees* $2,600 $5,200
Room/Board** $4,035 $8,070
Books/Supplies*** $450 $900
Personal/Transportation****    
Total $7,085 $14,170



Graduate Non-Resident Students
Category Semester Academic Year
Tuition/Fees* $7,375 $14,750
Room/Board** $4,035 $8,070
Books/Supplies*** $450 $900
Personal/Transportation****    
Total $11,860 $23,720


* These figures do not include a supplemental health insurance fee required of students who do not have proof of insurance coverage.

** For on campus residents, these costs include in-room high speed internet service, unlimited entry into residence hall dining areas, cable TV and unlimited local phone service. Room and Board above is based on a double room, 7 day meal plan. This figure also represents an amount reasonably incurred for off-campus housing and food costs. Food and housing costs will vary depending on a student's living arrangements and lifestyle.

*** The actual cost of books and supplies will vary depending upon curriculum.

**** Financial Aid budgets include a personal/transportation/miscellaneous figure of $1,610 per semester ($3,220 per year). Personal/miscellaneous expenses will vary depending on individual circumstances.

Fall/Spring Tuition/Fees Schedules

Tuition Waivers

Tuition: Undergraduate students holding Montana University System Honors Scholarships, Montana American Indian tuition waivers, Montana Veteran's tuition waivers or Montana citizens sixty-five years of age or older are exempt from tuition. Undergraduate students with scholarships may be exempted from tuition, in amounts to be determined by the scholarship committee depending upon funds available for this purpose.

Professional and non-professional staff employed at least three-quarter time are exempt from tuition for six credits only. First-time undergraduate dependents of employees with five or more years of service employed at least three-quarter time are exempt from 50% of their tuition.

Student Activity and Health Service Fees: Students who are required by the university to complete their entire semester's work off campus and more than fifty miles from Bozeman are exempt from Student Activity and Health Service Fees as are professional staff and non-professional staff employed at least three-quarter time.

In Absentia: Students registered in absentia pay only the registration fee.

Other Charges

The following fees are in addition to those listed in the fee schedule. Fees are subject to change at any time. Non-matriculated students pay the same fees as regularly enrolled students. See also Course Fees.


    Ski Fee (does not include transportation, lift fees, or equipment rental)
      Alpine ....................................................  95.00
      Nordic .................................................... 104.00  


    Reading Improvement Lab, per semester .......................  40.00


    Residence Hall Social Fee, per semester, to defray costs 
      of activities and projects ................................  10.00


    Late Payment, assessed the first day after 
      regular payment ...........................................  40.00
      Additional late fee after 15th day of class ...............  40.00


    Nursing Students
      Uniforms and shoes (estimate) ............................. 200.00
      College of Nursing pin (estimate) .........................  45.00
      Upper division petition deposit ..........................  200.00
      Program Fees ................................. Consult the college


    Extended Studies, per credit hour (minimum)
      Undergrad ................................................  201.50  
      Graduate .................................................  241.80


    Doctoral Dissertation, for microfilming and publication 
      of abstract in "Dissertation Abstracts" ...................  55.00
      Exams given by special request ....................  2.50 to 55.00

    May include Graduate Record, College Entrance and
      Placement, GED, Miller Analogy, Doppelt, and 
      Minnesota Engineering exams.
      
    Course Materials Fee .......................  consult the department
      For materials furnished in some courses offered by  Departments of 
      Animal and Range Science, Health and Human Development, Medical 
      Science, Earth Sciences, Nursing, Physics, Education, Biology, 
      Architecture, Microbiology, and Music.

    Field Trip Fee .............................  consult the department

    Program Fees ...............................  consult the department or college
        (Architecture, Art, College of Business, Engineering, MTA, Nursing, Math)

    Returned Check Service Charge ...............................  25.00

    I.D. Card Fee ...............................................  15.00
      Duplicate I.D. ............................................  15.00

    Vehicle Registration for Students and Staff 
      Varies per lot; minimum annual fee ........................ 159.00

    Transcript Fee, charge per copy .............................   3.00
    
    Intensive English Language Fee (per credit).................. 234.90

    Foreign Student Administrative Fee, per semester 
      (including summer) ........................................ 125.00

    Graduation Fee ..............................................  30.00

    New Student Orientation Fee 
      Freshman ..................................................  65.00
      Transfer ..................................................  50.00
      Graduate ..................................................  50.00

    In Absentia Registration Fee ................................  30.00
    
    Challenge Fee (per credit) ..................................  30.00
    
    Distance Learning Fee (per credit) ........ varies by course/program
    
    Residence Hall Prepayment ................................... 200.00
    
    Student Teaching fees ......................  consult the department


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