Cost and Aid

Paying for your UM education

A college education is one of the most important investments you will make in your life. When comparing tuition and fees for other universities, it’s clear UM is an affordable option for a high-quality education.


Tuition and fees are based on whether you are a Montana resident or a non-resident. Residents of Western states may qualify for a Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship. There is also a different tuition and fees schedule for Missoula College, which offers one- and two-year programs.

Financial aid


All new incoming University of Montana students are automatically considered for Montana resident, non-resident, and Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) scholarships. The application for admission to UM serves as an application for these scholarships.

Learn more about scholarship opportunities.