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Montana Western is the most affordable four-year institution in Montana.

Montana Western offers our experiential learning at a cost you can afford, which means our students get more personal attention and more hands-on learning for a fraction of the cost of other regional universities.

There are also many opportunities for financial aid and a host of scholarships and grants available for students. Don’t let the cost of college deter you from getting the education you deserve.

The popular Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) scholarship can significantly defray the cost of tuition for qualifying out-of-state students.

Our admissions and financial aid offices are here to help guide you through the process.

Tuition Types 2023–2024

Semester Costs: Resident

Mandatory Fees$792.79
On-Campus: Room$1,933.00
Meal Plan (Board)$2,799.00
Direct Cost of Attendance:$7,947.32

Indirect Costs

Semester Costs: Non-resident

Mandatory Fees$831.79
On-Campus: Room$1,933.00
Meal Plan (Board)$2,799.00
Direct Cost of Attendance:$14,251.26

Indirect Costs

Semester Costs: WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange)

Mandatory Fees$831.79
On-Campus: Room$1,933.00
Meal Plan (Board)$2,799.00
Direct Cost of Attendance:$9,197.58

Indirect Costs

Click here to estimate your net price for attendance.


Based on full-time, undergraduate status

Students living on campus will also pay a $71 mandatory internet access and residence life programing fee.

Students who live in the Residence Halls are required to purchase a meal plan. Cost is for unlimited meals, seven days a week, with $200 flex. Unlimited meals, Monday-Friday, with $100 flex can be purchased for $2,205.

All students are required to have health insurance. Students who do not provide the school with valid health insurance information will be billed for the student plan. To see the cost of the student plan, click on Indirect Costs.

Please note that specialty programs may have additional program tuition 

 (i.e. Natural Horsemanship Program Tuition $1,850 per semester)

Montana Colleges Yearly Cost of Tuition and Fees for Montana Residents (2022-2023)

Montana Western$5,875.40
University of Montana$7,412
Montana State University$7,726.32
Rocky Mountain College$32,252
Carroll College$39,028
University of Providence$27,781