Tuition and Fees
Special online tuition rates are offered to both Montana residents and non-residents.
NOTE: Distributed Learning fee does not apply to summer CAMPUS-based field and lab courses. Special reduced online tuition rates apply to summer campus courses for non-residents when enrolled in a program (non-degree students pay regular non-resident tuition rates for campus-based courses).
In some courses, textbooks and/or materials are included in a program fee. In others, they must be purchased separately.
Certificates require a minimum of 12 hours.
Rates and fees are subject to change.
One-time Fees include but are not limited to:
- $60 Application fee
- $50 New student orientation fee
- $50 Program of Study fee
- $20 Degree audit fee (paid at the conclusion of the program)
- $15 ID card fee (may be waived for online-only students)
Science Education courses offered through Montana State University may be eligible for financial aid if you are admitted to Montana State University and enrolled in a degree program such as the MS in Science Education program. Graduate certificate students are not eligible for financial aid.
For information about financial assistance, please visit MSU's Office of Financial Aid.
Deferred Fee Payment Plan
The Deferred Fee Payment Plan is an installment loan available for qualified applicants who are unable to make full payment of current semester tuition and fees on regular fee payment day.
Health insurance is mandatory whenever you are enrolled for 6 or more academic credits. If you have your own insurance, you may waive participation in the student policy.
Students must waive each semester that they are registered for 6 or more credits. All online students may waive through MyInfo, MSU's online student information system, after they register. How?
If you experience difficulty while requesting a waiver or if you have questions, please call the student health insurance office at (406) 994-3199.
Students with fewer than 6 credits may be eligible for coverage depending on their enrollment circumstances. For more information, call (406) 994-3199.
For information about the student Blue Cross Blue Shield policy, including current rates, please visit the BCBS Student Health Insurance Plan Web site.