Cost of Attendance - main campus

Tuition and Fees

Your True Costs

There is no way to know the exact cost of a student’s tuition/fees in advance because it varies by factors such as program, course, lab fees, etc. However, we want to help get you very close to an answer so that you can plan accordingly.

Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the average student to attend Montana Tech. It includes both direct costs owed to the school (such as tuition and fees) and indirect costs (such as transportation) that the student may incur, but are not owed to the school.

Please use the following links to view the estimated cost of attendance based on student type:

 

Students Seeking a Bachelor Degree

Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the average student to attend Montana Tech, and is calculated based on the number of credits in which the student enrolls. It includes both direct costs owed to the school (such as tuition and fees) and indirect costs (such as transportation) that the student may incur, but are not owed to the school. As a result, the COA is an amount greater than what the student will be charged by Montana Tech. Use the following estimates to help budget for a year’s worth of living and learning expenses as an Undergraduate student at Montana Tech.

12 or More Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $7,400 $22,570 $10,350
Room & Board** $10,658 $10,658 $10,658
Books & Supplies $1,320 $1,320 $1,320
Transportation** $1,784 $1,784 $1,784
Miscellaneous** $2,554 $2,554 $2,554
TOTAL $23,716 $38,886 $26,666
** Students living with parents have reduced miscellaneous expenses and room and board expenses.  Therefore, the room and board is $1170 and miscellaneous is $1339.
9 - 11 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $6,090 $17,910 $8,640
Room & Board** $10,658 $10,658 $10,658
Books & Supplies $850 $850 $850
Transportation** $1,784 $1,784 $1,784
Miscellaneous** $2,554 $2,554 $2,554
TOTAL $21,936 $33,936 $24,486

** Students living with parents have reduced miscellaneous expenses and room and board expenses.  Therefore, the room and board is $1350 and miscellaneous is $1350.

6 - 8 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees* $4,190 $11,600 $6,172
Room & Board** $10,658 $10,658 $10,658
Books & Supplies $570 $570 $570
Transportation** $1,784 $1,784 $1,784
Miscellaneous** $2,554 $2,554 $2,554
TOTAL $19,756 $27,166 $21,738

** Students living with parents have reduced miscellaneous expenses and room and board expenses.  Therefore, the room and board is $1350 and miscellaneous is $1350.

IMPORTANT: Actual Charges can be found on the Business Office Tuition Schedules page. Some programs have additional fees and can be reviewed under Mandatory Program, Course, and Other Fees on the same pages.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Aid

When determining financial aid, COA is used to determine the student’s eligibility for need-based aid and serves as a cap on the total amount of aid a student can receive in a given academic year.

When an initial financial aid offer is made, it is assumed that undergraduate students will enroll in 12 or more credits each semester. If the student is not enrolled in 12 or more credits at the start of the semester, the COA will be adjusted to reflect the new credit load and the financial aid offer will be changed accordingly.

Eligibility for financial aid is very limited for students enrolling in less than 6 credits. Therefore, students should e-mail the Financial Aid Office for COA and eligibility estimates.

 

Students Seeking a Master’s or Doctoral Degree

Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the average student to attend Montana Tech, and is calculated based on the number of credits in which the student enrolls. It includes both direct costs owed to the school (such as tuition and fees) and indirect costs (such as transportation) that the student may incur, but are not owed to the school. As a result, the COA is an amount greater than what the student will be charged by Montana Tech. Use the following estimates to help budget for a year’s worth of living and learning expenses as a Graduate student at Montana Tech.

9 or More Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WRGP
Tuition & Fees $7,080 $20,400 $8,456
Room & Board** $10,658 $10,658 $10,658
Books & Supplies $950 $950 $950
Transportation** $1,784 $1,784 $1,784
Miscellaneous** $2,554 $2,554 $2,554
TOTAL $23,026 $36,346 $24,402
 
7 - 8 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WRGP
Tuition & Fees $4,920 $16,262 $7,116
Room & Board** $10,658 $10,658 $10,658
Books & Supplies $630 $630 $630
Transportation** $1,784 $1,784 $1,784
Miscellaneous** $2,554 $2,554 $2,554
TOTAL $20,546 $31,888 $22,742
 
6 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WRGP
Tuition & Fees $3,960 $12,890 $5,568
Room & Board** $10,658 $10,658 $10,658
Books & Supplies $520 $520 $520
Transportation** $1,784 $1,784 $1,784
Miscellaneous** $2,554 $2,554 $2,554
TOTAL $19,476 $28,406 $21,084

There is no federal financial aid availability for graduate students attending less than 6 credits.

IMPORTANT: Actual Charges can be found on the Business Office Tuition Schedules page. Some programs have additional fees and can be reviewed under Mandatory Program, Course, and Other Fees on the same page.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Aid

When determining financial aid, COA is used to determine the student’s eligibility for need-based aid and serves as a cap on the total amount of aid a student can receive in a given academic year.

When an initial financial aid offer is made, it is assumed that graduate students will enroll in 9 or more credits each semester. If the student is not enrolled in 9 or more credits at the start of the semester, the COA will be adjusted to reflect the new credit load and the financial aid offer will be changed accordingly.

Eligibility for financial aid is very limited for students enrolling in less than 6 credits. Therefore, students should e-mail the Financial Aid Office for COA and eligibility estimates.

 

Students Seeking an Associate’s Degree or Certificate

Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the average student to attend Highlands College of Montana Tech, and is calculated based on the number of credits in which the student enrolls. It includes both direct costs owed to the school (such as tuition and fees) and indirect costs (such as transportation) that the student may incur, but are not owed to the school. As a result, the COA is an amount greater than what the student will be charged by Montana Tech. Use the following estimates to help budget for a year’s worth of living and learning expenses as an Undergraduate student at Highlands College.

12 or More Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $3,590 $9,390 $4,980
Room & Board** $10,658 $10,658 $10,658
Books & Supplies $1,320 $1,320 $1,320
Transportation** $1,784 $1,784 $1,784
Miscellaneous** $2,554 $2,554 $2,554
TOTAL $19,906 $25,706 $21,296

** Students living with parents have reduced miscellaneous expenses and room and board expenses.  Therefore, the room and board is $1350 and miscellaneous is $1350.

9 to 11 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $2,920 $7,867 $4,191
Room & Board** $10,658 $10,658 $10,658
Books & Supplies $850 $850 $850
Transportation** $1,784 $1,784 $1,784
Miscellaneous** $2,554 $2,554 $2,554
TOTAL $18,766 $23,713 $20,037

** Students living with parents have reduced miscellaneous expenses and room and board expenses.  Therefore, the room and board is $1350 and miscellaneous is $1350.

6 ro 8 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $2,050 $5,580 $3,008
Room & Board** $10,658 $10,658 $10,658
Books & Supplies $570 $570 $570
Transportation** $1,784 $1,784 $1,784
Miscellaneous** $2,554 $2,554 $2,554
TOTAL $17,616 $21,146 $18,574

** Students living with parents have reduced miscellaneous expenses and room and board expenses.  Therefore, the room and board is $1350 and miscellaneous is $1350.

IMPORTANT: Actual Charges can be found on the Business Office Tuition Schedules page. Some programs have additional fees and can be reviewed under Mandatory Program, Course, and Other Fees on the same pages.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Aid

When determining financial aid, COA is used to determine the student’s eligibility for need-based aid and serves as a cap on the total amount of aid a student can receive in a given academic year.

When an initial financial aid offer is made, it is assumed that undergraduate students will enroll in 12 or more credits each semester. If the student is not enrolled in 12 or more credits at the start of the semester, the COA will be adjusted to reflect the new credit load and the financial aid offer will be changed accordingly.

Eligibility for financial aid is very limited for students enrolling in less than 6 credits. Therefore, students should e-mail the Financial Aid Office for COA and eligibility estimates.

Net Price Calculator

To view a more detailed COA based on your specific needs, use one of the following net price calculators. This is also a great tool for identifying if you qualify for a merit scholarship. Choose the link below based on your desired degree program. (These calculators apply to undergraduate majors only. Graduate students may refer to the table above for tuition and fees.)

Montana Tech's North Campus (4-year bachelor degrees)

Net Price Calculator - North Campus

Highlands College, South Campus

Net Price Calculator - Highlands College

To view detailed tuition tables for the current academic year, please visit the Business Office Tuition Schedules page.