Fees & Holds
APPLICATION — A non-refundable application fee is required to submit an application (See General Guidelines for application fee specifics). This fee can be paid by credit card or online check; there is no paper application. The application fee will not be waived, deferred, or refunded for any reason. The application fee must be paid before the application will be processed (See the link to the Board of Regents Policy). If applying to more than one program, see Dual Degree.
TUITION — Tuition fees reflect estimated costs for tuition, fees and other charges. These estimated costs are subject to change. Additionally, there may be additional fees for specific programs or services. See this link to department websites. Tuition for an out-of-state student is higher than a Montana resident. To find out how to change residency in order to gain in-state status, see the link to the Residency Policy.
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT — A one-time $50 training and development fee is charged for training, orientation, and development regardless of attendance. The orientation is mandatory and covers the following topics: FERPA, Residency, Title IX, Office of Research Compliance & Ethical Conduct, Disability Services,Veteran Services, and other important information necessary for all new graduate students.
This fee also covers a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) training held by The Graduate School. This training is encouraged for a GTA seeking additional training. Training may include the following topics: Teaching on D2L, Using Technology in the Classroom, Effective Teaching Styles, The Do’s and Don’ts of being a GTA, and so forth.
Note: Attendance at MSU freshman orientation is not a substitute for graduate student training and orientation.
PROGRAM OF STUDY — A one-time $50.00 fee is charged upon approval of a student’s Graduate Program of Study & Committee form.
GRADUATION — A one-time $40.00 fee is charged the first time a student submits a Graduation Application form.
Several types of holds may be administered during the admissions process and also during the course of the student’s graduate career. Holds are listed in the graduate student’s MyInfo portal.
TRANSCRIPT — Official transcript(s) is required by The Graduate School. The Graduate School will place a hold preventing the student’s ability to register. See Conditional Admission.
EXAMINATION SCORES — If a student has not submitted an official required score report, e.g., Graduate Records Exam (GRE), English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS), The Graduate School will place a hold preventing the student’s ability to register.
IMMUNIZATION/TUBERCULOSIS (TB) SCREENING — Official immunization and TB screening forms are required by Student Health Service for every student. Student Health Service will place a hold preventing registration. See Student Health Service or call 406.994.2311.
GRADUATE PROGRAM OF STUDY — A program of study is required by the application deadline (See Certificate Program of Study, Master’s Program of Study or Doctoral Program of Study). The Graduate School will place a hold preventing the student’s ability to register.
OTHERS — Various other holds may be placed on a student’s ability to register.