Graduate - Cost of Attendance

Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Montana Tech Graduate

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.

Estimated Costs In-State Out-of-State TARA
Tuition & Fees $3,823 $12547 $3,863
Room & Board $9,289 $9,289 $9,289
Books & Supplies $550 $550 $550
Stafford Fees $135 $135 $135
Transportation $1,700 $1,900 $1,900
Miscellaneous $1,650 $1,650 $1,650
TOTAL $17,147 $26,071 $17,387

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.