2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at The University of Montana-Western is $5,747 for Montana residents and $17,209 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for WMC is $5,769 for Montana residents and $17,231 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.38% for Montana residents and increased by 0.13% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 5.38% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 3.52% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount ($8,790) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($16,584 - Public Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$5,725 $17,187$11,274
2020-2021$5,747$17,209$11,880
Change % 2020-20210.38%0.13%5.38%
2021-2022$5,769$17,231$12,519
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at WMC.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2020-2021)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2019-2020$189$664
2020-2021$189$664
2021-2022$189$664
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $29,300 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $36,700 for The University of Montana-Western graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$29,300$34,200$24,800
7 Years After Graduation$27,600--
8 Years After Graduation$33,700--
9 Years After Graduation$33,300--
10 Years After Graduation$36,700$47,300$27,700

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at WMC?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $23,607 for Montana residents and $70,077 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at The University of Montana-Western have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$5,808$5,870$5,933$5,996$23,607
Out-of-State$17,332$17,456$17,581$17,707$70,077
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$5,870$5,933$5,996$6,060$23,859
Out-of-State$17,456$17,581$17,707$17,834$70,579
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$5,933$5,996$6,060$6,124$24,113
Out-of-State$17,581$17,707$17,834$17,962$71,085
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$5,996$6,060$6,124$6,190$24,370
Out-of-State$17,707$17,834$17,962$18,091$71,594
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$6,060$6,124$6,190$6,256$24,630
Out-of-State$17,834$17,962$18,091$18,220$72,107
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $73,716 for Montana residents and $120,186 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at The University of Montana-Western have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at The University of Montana-Western.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$18,427$18,428$18,442$18,456$73,716
Out-of-State$29,951$30,014$30,078$30,144$120,186
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$18,428$18,429$18,444$18,460$73,726
Out-of-State$30,014$30,078$30,144$30,211$120,446
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$18,429$18,432$18,448$18,465$73,739
Out-of-State$30,078$30,144$30,211$30,279$120,711
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$18,432$18,436$18,453$18,470$73,757
Out-of-State$30,144$30,211$30,279$30,348$120,981
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$18,436$18,441$18,459$18,477$73,780
Out-of-State$30,211$30,279$30,348$30,419$121,257
Last year, 65% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $51,120 for Montana residents and $97,590 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at The University of Montana-Western have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at The University of Montana-Western.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$12,778$12,779$12,793$12,807$51,120
Out-of-State$24,302$24,365$24,429$24,495$97,590
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$12,779$12,780$12,795$12,811$51,130
Out-of-State$24,365$24,429$24,495$24,562$97,850
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$12,780$12,783$12,799$12,816$51,143
Out-of-State$24,429$24,495$24,562$24,630$98,115
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$12,783$12,787$12,804$12,821$51,161
Out-of-State$24,495$24,562$24,630$24,699$98,385
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$12,787$12,792$12,810$12,828$51,184
Out-of-State$24,562$24,630$24,699$24,770$98,661

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at The University of Montana-Western.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
The University of Montana-Western 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$5,747$800$11,880$17,209$800 $11,880

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