Students Admitted as Distance Only:

Distance Only Cost of Attendance

A student's COA is determined by their enrollment status each semester. The four possible enrollment statuses are: 12 or more credits, 9 to 11 credits, 6 to 8 credits and 1 to 5 credits. When initial award offers are made it is assumed that undergraduates will be enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester and graduate students will be enrolled in 9-11 credits each semester. The COA is adjusted to reflect a student's actual enrollment status during the final review process.

Students who intend to enroll only in online courses may opt to change their student status to "Distance". Because distance only students are charged different fee rates they have a separate COA. Please visit UM's Distance Only website for more information.

A student's COA is made up of two different types of costs: direct and indirect.

  • Direct costs are items that will appear on the University bills, such as tuition, fees, books and room and board (if living on campus).

  • Indirect costs will not appear on the bill but are estimated costs associated with going to college and should be included in the budget. These include items like transportation, and personal expenses.

2022-2023 Missoula College Cost of Attendance (COA)

  Cost of Attendance 6-8 Credits 9-11 Credits 12+ Credits
Direct
Costs
Tuition and Fees * $2,144 $3,160 $4,176
Room and Board ** $11,740 $11,740 $11,740
Books and Supplies $440 $660 $1,100
Indirect
Costs
Loan Fee Allowance $42 $42 $42
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $2,690 $2,690 $2,690
  Total $18,556 $18,292 $19,748

Distance-only student are not eligible for WUE or UMAA Scholarships.

* Tuition & Fees are budgeted at 6, 9 and 12 credit values, additional program or course fees may be charged. For more information visit Business Services website.

** An additional $2,700 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students who do not have dependents other than a spouse.

     An additional $3,962 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students with dependents other than a spouse.

  Cost of Attendance 6-8 Credits 9-11 Credits 12+ Credits
Direct
Costs
Tuition and Fees $5,192 $7,732 $10,272
Room and Board* $11,740 $11,740 $11,740
Books and Supplies $440 $660 $1,100
Indirect
Costs
Loan Fee Allowance $42 $42 $42
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $2,690 $2,690 $2,690
  Total $21,604 $24,364 $27,344

Distance-only student are not eligible for WUE or UMAA Scholarships.

* Tuition & Fees are budgeted at 6, 9 and 12 credit values, additional program or course fees may be charged. For more information visit Business Services website.

** An additional $2,700 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students who do not have dependents other than a spouse.

     An additional $3,962 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students with dependents other than a spouse.

  Cost of Attendance 6-8 Credits 9-11 Credits 12+ Credits
Direct
Costs
Tuition and Fees $3,600 $5,400 $7,200
Room and Board* $11,740 $11,740 $11,740
Books and Supplies $440 $660 $1,100
Indirect
Costs
Loan Fee Allowance $42 $42 $42
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $2,690 $2,690 $2,690
  Total $20,012 $22,032 $24,272

Distance-only student are not eligible for WUE or UMAA Scholarships.

* Tuition & Fees are budgeted at 6, 9 and 12 credit values, additional program or course fees may be charged. For more information visit Business Services website.

** An additional $2,700 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students who do not have dependents other than a spouse.

     An additional $3,962 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students with dependents other than a spouse.

Online AAS Degree - Students in this program pay a separate rate than standard distance only students.

2022-2023 Undergraduate Cost of Attendance (COA)

  Cost of Attendance 6-8 Credits 9-11 Credits 12+ Credits
Direct
Costs
Tuition and Fees * $3,542 $5,256 $6,972
Room and Board ** $11,740 $11,740 $11,740
Books and Supplies $440 $660 $1,100
Indirect
Costs
Loan Fee Allowance $42 $42 $42
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $2,690 $2,690 $2,690
  Total $19,954 $21,888 $24,044

Distance-only student are not eligble for WUE or UMAA Scholarships.

* Tuition & Fees are budgeted at 6, 9 and 12 credit values, additional program or course fees may be charged. For more information visit Business Services website.

** An additional $2,798 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students who do not have dependents other than a spouse.

     An additional $4,012 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students with dependents other than a spouse.

  Cost of Attendance 6-8 Credits 9-11 Credits 12+ Credits
Direct
Costs
Tuition and Fees $9,736 $14,548 $19,360
Room and Board* $11,740 $11,740 $11,740
Books and Supplies $440 $660 $1,100
Indirec
Costs
Loan Fee Allowance $42 $42 $42
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $2,690 $2,690 $2,690
  Total $26,148 $31,180 $36,432

Distance-only student are not eligble for WUE or UMAA Scholarships.

* Tuition & Fees are budgeted at 6, 9 and 12 credit values, additional program or course fees may be charged. For more information visit Business Services website.

** An additional $2,798 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students who do not have dependents other than a spouse.

     An additional $4,012 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students with dependents other than a spouse.

2022-2023 Graduate Cost of Attendance (COA)

  Cost of Attendance 6-8 Credits 9-11 Credits 12+ Credits
Direct
Costs
Tuition and Fees * $4,228 $6,286 $8,344
Room and Board ** $14,064 $14,064 $14,064
Books and Supplies $400 $600 $800
Indirect
Costs
Loan Fee Allowance $90 $90 $90
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $2,690 $2,690 $2,690
  Total $22,972 $25,230 $27,488

Law, TARA & WRGP students are not eligible for distance only rates.

* Tuition & Fees are budgeted at 6, 9 and 12 credit values, additional program or course fees may be charged. For more information visit Business Services website.

** An additional $1,262 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students with dependents other than a spouse.

  Cost of Attendance 6-8 Credits 9-11 Credits 12+ Credits
Direct
Costs
Tuition and Fees * $11,584 $17,320 $23,056
Room and Board ** $14,064 $14,064 $14,064
Books and Supplies $400 $600 $800
Indirect
Costs
Loan Fee Allowance $90 $90 $90
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $2,690 $2,690 $2,690
  Total $30,328 $36,264 $42,200

* Tuition & Fees are budgeted at 6, 9 and 12 credit values, additional program or course fees may be charged. For more information visit Business Services website.

** An additional $1,262 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students with dependents other than a spouse.

  Cost of Attendance 6-8 Credits 9-11 Credits 12+ Credits
Direct
Costs
Tuition and Fees * $7,980 $11,970 $15,960
Room and Board ** $14,064 $14,064 $14,064
Books and Supplies $400 $600 $800
Indirect
Costs
Loan Fee Allowance $90 $90 $90
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $2,690 $2,690 $2,690
  Total $26,724 $30,914 $35,104

* Tuition & Fees are budgeted at 6, 9 and 12 credit values, additional program or course fees may be charged. For more information visit Business Services website.

** An additional $1,262 is added to the Room and Board allowance for independent students with dependents other than a spouse.

My COA Vs the UM Bill

The COA is based on estimated expenses, and does not reflect the charges that will be on your UM bill. Actual UM charges can be found at:

Modified Fee Structures:

Some programs such as Law, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Public Health and Social Work have additional fees not reflected above. Review the non-mandatory fees at the Business Services site or check with the program you are entering to help determine the most accurate charges possible.