Financial Aid Estimated Cost of Attendance

The financial aid budget, which is also referred to as the “estimated cost of attendance,” includes average tuition, fees, books, supplies & standardized living expenses for the student only, for a normal academic year (9 months).

Expenses of family members cannot be included in the budget.  Financial aid “need” is determined by subtracting the expected family contribution from the estimated cost of attendance.

Year 2016-2017
with Parent
ON/OFF Campus


***WUE Out of State/


Tuition, Fees and Books
Room and Board
Food Service Overhead Charge*** 300300300300
SUBTOTAL-R/B/FS $1,900$5,775$5,775$5,775$5,775
Miscellaneous Expenses
Loan Fee5050505050

*Estimated tuition and fee charges are based on 15 credits. At the time of publication of this COA, actual tuition and fees were not determined.

**Board is based on the Mother Lode Plan.

***Food Service overhead charge is applied to student with a meal plan.

***WUE – Under the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program, residents from the following states may participate if eligible: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Resident from the following Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands may participated if eligible: American Samoa, Northern Marianas, Guam Marshal Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau. Students in the program will pay a reduced tuition.

GEM – Growing Eastern Montana (GEM) tuition rate applies to student who are resident of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. GEM tuition is equivalent to the out of district rate.

Update 7/16

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