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.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

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 based on student type.

IMPORTANT: Actual Charges can be found on the Business Office Tuition Schedules page. Some programs have additional fees and can be reviewed under 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 undergraduate students will enroll in 12 or more credits each semester and graduate students will enroll in 9 or more credits each semester which is considered full-time. If the student is not enrolled full-time after the published census date for the term (last day to drop without a W appearing on your transcript), the COA will be adjusted to reflect the new credit load and the financial aid offer will be changed accordingly.

Please use the following links to view the estimated cost of attendance:

Montana Tech Undergraduate Students

Students Seeking a Bachelor Degree

12 or More Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $8,340 $26,150 $11,620
Living Expenses** $12,120 $12,120 $12,120
Books & Supplies $1,240 $1,240 $1,240
Transportation $2,428 $2,428 $2,428
Miscellaneous** $2,254 $2,254 $2,254
TOTAL $26,382 $44,192 $29,662

** Students living with parents have reduced miscellaneous/personal expenses and living expenses.  Therefore, the living expenses are $1816 and miscellaneous/personal expenses are $1126.


9 - 11 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $6,680 $21,820 $8,770
Living Expenses** $12,120 $12,120 $12,120
Books & Supplies $790 $790 $790
Transportation $2,428 $2,428 $2,428
Miscellaneous** $2,254 $2,254 $2,254
TOTAL $24,272 $39,412 $26,362

** Students living with parents have reduced miscellaneous/personal expenses and living expenses.  Therefore, the living expenses are $1816 and miscellaneous/personal expenses are $1126.


6 - 8 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $4,760 $13,650 $6,360
Living Expenses** $12,120 $12,120 $12,120
Books & Supplies $540 $540 $540
Transportation $2,428 $2,428 $2,428
Miscellaneous** $2,254 $2,254 $2,254
TOTAL $22,102 $30,992 $23,702

** Students living with parents have reduced miscellaneous/personal expenses and living expenses.  Therefore, the living expenses are $1816 and miscellaneous/personal expenses are $1126.


Less Than 6 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $1,980 $6,600 $2,030
Living Expenses** $12,120 $12,120 $12,120
Books & Supplies $230 $230 $230
Transportation $2,428 $2,428 $2,428
TOTAL $16,758 $21,378 $16,808

** Students living with parents have reduced living expenses.  Therefore, the living expenses are $1816.

* Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits to qualify for federal student loans.

Montana Tech Graduate Students

Students Seeking a Master’s or Doctoral Degree

9 or More Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WRGP
Tuition & Fees $7,970 $25,410 $10,660
Living Expenses $12,120 $12,120 $12,120
Books & Supplies $890 $890 $890
Transportation $2,428 $2,428 $2,428
Miscellaneous $2,254 $2,254 $2,254
TOTAL $25,662 $43,102 $28,352

7 - 8 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WRGP
Tuition & Fees $5,620 $18,820 $7,980
Living Expenses $12,120 $12,120 $12,120
Books & Supplies $610 $610 $610
Transportation $2,428 $2,428 $2,428
Miscellaneous $2,254 $2,254 $2,254
TOTAL $23,032 $36,232 $25,392

Graduate  6 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WRGP
Tuition & Fees $4,480 $14,940 $6,270
Living Expenses $12,120 $12,120 $12,120
Books & Supplies $490 $490 $490
Transportation $2,428 $2,428 $2,428
Miscellaneous $2,254 $2,254 $2,254
TOTAL $21,772 $32,232 $23,562

Graduate Less Than 6 Credits***
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WRGP
Tuition & Fees $1,920 $7,590 $3,200
Living Expenses $12,120 $12,120 $12,120
Books & Supplies $410 $410 $410
Transportation $2,428 $2,428 $2,428
Miscellaneous $0 $0 $0
TOTAL $16,878 $22,548 $18,158

***Federal Student Aid is not available to graduate students enrolling in less than 6 credits

Highlands College Undergraduate Students

Students Seeking an Associate’s Degree or Certificate

12 or More Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $4,130 $10,950 $5,670
Living Expenses** $12,120 $12,120 $12,120
Books & Supplies $1,240 $1,240 $1,240
Transportation** $2,428 $2,428 $2,428
Miscellaneous** $2,254 $2,254 $2,254
TOTAL $22,172 $28,992 $23,712

** Students living with parents have reduced miscellaneous/personal expenses and living expenses.  Therefore, the living expenses are $1816 and miscellaneous/personal expenses are $1126.


9 to 11 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $3,440 $8,270 $4,770
Living Expenses** $12,120 $12,120 $12,120
Books & Supplies $810 $810 $810
Transportation** $2,428 $2,428 $2,428
Miscellaneous** $2,254 $2,254 $2,254
TOTAL $21,052 $25,882 $22,382

** Students living with parents have reduced miscellaneous/personal expenses and living expenses.  Therefore, the living expenses are $1816 and miscellaneous/personal expenses are $1126.


6 to 8 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $2,340 $5,600 $3,414
Living Expenses** $12,120 $12,120 $12,120
Books & Supplies $540 $540 $540
Transportation** $2,428 $2,428 $2,428
Miscellaneous** $2,254 $2,254 $2,254
TOTAL $19,682 $22,942 $20,756

** Students living with parents have reduced miscellaneous/personal expenses and living expenses.  Therefore, the living expenses are $1816 and miscellaneous/personal expenses are $1126.


Less Than 6 Credits
Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State WUE Advantage
Tuition & Fees $1,220 $2,926 $1,610
Living Expenses** $12,120 $12,120 $12,120
Books & Supplies $250 $250 $250
Transportation $2,428 $2,428 $2,428
TOTAL $16,018 $17,724 $16,408

** Students living with parents have reduced living expenses.  Therefore, the living expenses are $1816.

* Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits to qualify for federal student loans.

Net Price Calculator

To view a more detailed COA based on your specific needs, use one of the following net price calculators. 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 (2-year associate, certificates)

Net Price Calculator - Highlands College

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

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