Cost of Attendance


Net Price

Montana State University Tuition and Fees

Montana State University (MSU), Bozeman, Montana, wants to spread education to all the candidates who have an urge to attain higher education. The tuition cost for each program may vary according to the technical requirements and other factors affecting the cost of the tuition. The average tuition cost for the various degree type is given below.

  • Total Average Tuition cost for Bachelors's Degree is $32,169.

  • For a Master's Degree, the total average tuition cost is $11,248.

  • And for the Graduate Certificate, the average tuition cost is $5,390.

Majors and Programs

Montana State University (MSU) offers more than 225 programs in high demand fields. To extend education to more number of students it also offers 13 programs across 8 disciplines in the online format. The majors provided include Agriculture, Human Service, Nursing, Science, Psychology, Education, and so on.

Some of the programs offered are given below:

  • Master of Science in Agricultural Education.

  • Master of Science in Mathematics.

  • Graduate Certificate in School Library Media Studies.

  • Graduate Certificate in Native American Studies.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.

  • Master of Nursing.

Total Cost of Attendance

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$7,277$24,993
Book & Supplies$1,450$1,450
Room & Board cost$10,100$10,100
Other Expenses$3,626$3,626
Total Cost of Attendance$22,453$40,169

The average annual cost of University varies depending upon the program an applicant applies for. The Total Cost to Attend Montana State University is $22,453 for In-state applicants and the amount rises up if we talk about Out-state applicants which is $40,169 annually.

The in-state tuition and fees cost are $7,277 while the out-state cost to attend is $24,993, $1,450 for books and supplies, $10,100 for room and board, and $3,626 for other expenses.

Average Net Price by Family Income

Net Price


Family Income

Avg. Net Price

$0 to $30,000


$30,001 to $48,000


$48,001 to $75,000


$75,001 to $110,000




We know that higher education is a one-time big investment that you make. In order to throw more light on the net price that you might have to bear while studying in this university, we have divided the data as per the family income groups.

The average reported annual net price for MSU for students receiving grants or scholarship aid is approximately $15,801. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the average cost for room and board and other expenses.

A student having an annual family income of less than $30,000 might face an amount of $14,810 as the net price. You will find this amount to rise up to $15,506 in case of an income between the range of $30,001 - $48,000.

The net price increases gradually as we talk about higher income brackets. For example, a family income ranging from $48,001 - $75,000 might make your net price look $18,729 and for a range of $75,001 - $110,000 your net price will amount to $20,321 and $35,068 for income ranging above $20,464.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$7,277$24,993
Room & Board Cost$10,100$10,100
Total Tuition & Fees$17,377$35,093

The total cost for tuition and fees for undergraduate in-state students is $17,377 and for the out-state students is $35,093, and it comprises room and board cost of $10,000 for both the in-state and out-state applicants. Tuition and fee cost for In-state applicants cost $7,277 and for Out-state applicants, its is $24,993.

Graduate Tuition and Fees


The Graduate Tuition cost is $5,089 for In-state applicants and $18,159 for Out-state applicants and the fee comes up around $1,470 and $1,686 for both In-state and Out-state applicants respectively. College offers various online programs and the tuition cost to attend them varies depending upon at which course the student applied for.

Cost Per Credit Hour

DegreeYearCost per Credit hour
Graduate2018 - 2019$396
Undergraduate2018 - 2019$349

The cost per credit hour for undergraduate students is $349. The cost slightly decreases each credit hour for the graduate students which is $396.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & other expensesOn CampusOff Campus
Room & Board$10,100$10,100
Other Expense$3,626$3,626
Book & Supplies$1,450$1,450

Housing is another major factor when it comes to choosing on-campus or off-campus housing. The on-campus and off-campus cost for room and board is $10,100. The other expenses cost for an on-campus and off-campus is the same which is $3,626.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & Other Expenses

Room & Boards

On Campus


Off Campus


Housing & Other Expenses

Other Expenses

On Campus


Off Campus


Housing & Other Expenses

Book & Supplies

On Campus


Off Campus


Housing is another major factor when it comes to choosing on-campus or off-campus housing. The on-campus and off-campus cost for room and board is $10,100. The other expenses cost for an on-campus and off-campus is the same which is $3,626.

Online Degree Programs, Tuition and Cost Per Credit Summary

Degree TypeTotal Average TuitionAverage Tuition Per Credit
Masters $16,169 $450
Graduate Certificate NA NA
Bachelors $32,169 $537

Montana State University offers 13 online programs across 8 Majors.

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