Cost of college went up for all students at Montana State University


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.8 percent for 2018-19 at Montana State University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Montana residents paid $7,277 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $198 more than the $7,079 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 243.5 percent more than residents this year, or $24,993. Their price tag grew 3.8 percent from $24,071 in 2017-18.

About 45 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Montana residents. And about 53 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 87 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 2,214 students received grants or scholarships totaling $13.9 million and 1,285 students took out student loans totaling more than $8.8 million.

Including all undergraduates (16,814), 6,445 students used grants or scholarships totaling $29.7 million, and 6,154 students took out $42.6 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~7,566
$6,849
$6,887
$7,079
$7,277
6.2%
Out-of-state
~8,911
$22,081
$23,186
$24,071
$24,993
13.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Montana State University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
608
22%
$2,958,026
$4,865
State / local grant or scholarship
81
3%
$673,322
$8,313
Institutional grants or scholarships
1,922
69%
$10,264,183
$5,340
Grant or scholarship aid total
2,214
79%
$13,895,531
$6,276
Federal student loans
1,268
45%
$7,452,490
$5,877
Other student loans
96
3%
$1,361,443
$14,182
Student loan aid
1,285
46%
$8,813,933
$6,859
Total student aid
2,434
87%
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