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Montana State University

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$44,022
Sticker Price
Cost of Attendance
$19,413
Net Price
Cost of Attendance
$22,500
Median Debt
Cost of Attendance

Costs

In-State
Tuition
$7,528
Books & Supplies
$1,450
Room & Board
$10,400
Other
$3,908
Total
$23,286
Out-of-State
Tuition
$28,264
Books & Supplies
$1,450
Room & Board
$10,400
Other
$3,908
Total
$44,022

Since Montana State is a public university, there are different costs for in-state students and out-of-state students. The sticker price at Montana State is $23,286 for in-state students in MT, and $44,022 for out-of-state students. This sticker price includes costs for tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses.


It’s also important to note that the cost of tuition can vary from year to year and students can expect the cost of tuition to rise over your four years in college. With that said, your financial aid will also be recalculated each year which will take into account any tuition increases.

Montana State University Financial Aid

Students who are applying for financial aid at Montana State University need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA).The FAFSA opens up on October 1st, and students should apply as soon as they can! The FAFSA uses financial information from the prior, prior year which means that you don’t need to wait for the year to end and can use last year’s financial information.


The FAFSA code for Montana State University is 002532.


If you are looking for more information on how to complete the FAFSA, check out our How to Complete the FAFSA Guide.

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Pell Grants at Montana State University

19% of students at Montana State University receive Pell Grants, which are awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need (students who have a bachelor’s or professional degree are not eligible). Pell Grants are awarded by the federal government and do not need to be repaid. To apply for a Pell Grant, students will need to submit their FAFSA. If you are awarded a Pell Grant, you’ll see it listed in your financial aid award letter if you are accepted to Montana State University.


You can learn more about Pell Grant eligibility here.

Outside Scholarships

Montana State students can also apply for outside scholarships to fund their education. Outside scholarships are awards that are offered by private and non-profit organizations. If you want to see what outside scholarships you are eligible for, check out these resources:


Montana State University Financial Aid Resources

If you are looking for more information about financial aid and scholarships at Montana State or have questions that are specific to your personal situation, we recommend that you reach out directly to the financial aid office!


Here’s how you can get in touch:


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