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Fee Descriptions

Registration Fee is a flat non-refundable processing fee of $30.00 charged to each student.

The Tuition and Fees on the student bill is the total of the tuition fee, registration fee, building fees, information technology fee, computer fee, student equipment fee, health and dental fees, ASMSU fees, athletic fee, and SFEP fee.  The Tuition and Fees for more than 12 (twelve) credits is the same as for 12 (twelve) credits.

Tuition is a mandatory per credit hour fee based on the number of credits selected and the status of the student (resident, non-resident, Western Undergraduate Exchange Program, or graduate/post-baccalaureate).  On the fee chart, the Non-Resident Tuition Fee consists of the Resident Fee (paid by resident students) plus the Non-Resident Fee, which is the portion of the Tuition Fee covered on behalf of resident students by Montana state taxes.

Building Fees are mandatory per credit hour fees and are used to repay bonds that financed the construction and/or remodeling of university buildings.  Students have also voted to continue paying some building fees for major maintenance needs after the bonds have been repaid.  The Building Fees for state resident students include:  Student Building Fee; Academic Building Fee; PE Complex; Health Operations; Strand Union Operations; and PE Building Fee.  The Building Fees for non-resident students include all of those for resident students plus the Non-Resident Building Fee.  The Non-Resident Building Fee is that portion of bonds that are covered on behalf of resident students by Montana state taxes.

Computer Fee is a mandatory per credit hour fee used to provide and enhance student computer labs and access.

Student Equipment Fee is a mandatory per credit hour fee used to provide and enhance classroom and student lab equipment.

Information Technology Fee is a mandatory per student fee for partial funding of the student administrative software.

Health and Dental Fees are mandatory fees charged to all students registered for seven (7) credits or more.  These fees are for maintaining the Student Health and Dental Clinic. 

The Associated Students of Montana State University (ASMSU) Fees are mandatory fees charged to all students registered for seven (7) credits or more.  ASMSU Fees are set by student vote.

ASMSU Activity Fee provides for the operation of the student government (ASMSU) and its committees.

ASMSU Intramural Fee contributes to the operational cost of the intramural facilities and programs.

Payment of the ASMSU Activity Fee and the ASMSU Intramural Fee entitles the student to participation in ASMSU student government and use of gym, swimming, weight room facilities, day care facilities, legal aid, tutoring, and other sponsored activities.

ASMSU Bus Fee funds a local bus system for students.

ASMSU Student Sustainability Fee contributes to the promotion and implementation of sustainable practices.

ASMSU Student Organization Fee supports registered student organizations.

Athletic Fee is a mandatory fee charged to students registered for seven (7) credits or more that is used to support the Bobcat Athletic program.

SFEP Fee includes funds pledged for debt service on the Student Facilities Enhancement Project, as well as Operations & Maintenance fee for the Health & PE Complex.

Student Medical Insurance Fee is a mandatory medical insurance program (by ASMSU vote) for all students registered for four (4) credits or more.  Students may waive the insurance if they have other medical insurance.  Dependent coverage is available by contacting the Student Insurance Office at 104 Swingle or 994-3199.


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