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 and graduate students will be enrolled in 9-11 credits. 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.

2021-2022 Missoula College Cost of Attendance (COA)

Cost of Attendance 6-8 Credits 9-11 Credits 12+ Credits
Tuition and Fees * $2,092 $3,082 $4,072
Room and Board ** $11,054 $11,054 $11,054
Books and Supplies $440 $660 $1,100
Loan Fee Allowance $76 $76 $76
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $1,874 $1,874 $1,874
Total $17,036 $18,246 $19,676

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
Tuition and Fees $5,008 $7,456 $9,904
Room and Board* $11,054 $11,054 $11,054
Books and Supplies $440 $660 $1,100
Loan Fee Allowance $76 $76 $76
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $1,874 $1,874 $1,874
Total $19,952 $22,620 $25,508

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
Tuition and Fees $3,600 $5,400 $7,200
Room and Board* $11,054 $11,054 $11,054
Books and Supplies $440 $660 $1,100
Loan Fee Allowance $76 $76 $76
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $1,874 $1,874 $1,874
Total $18,544 $20,564 $22,804

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.

2021-2022 Undergraduate Cost of Attendance (COA)

Cost of Attendance 6-8 Credits 9-11 Credits 12+ Credits
Tuition and Fees * $3,448 $5,116 $6,784
Room and Board ** $11,054 $11,054 $11,054
Books and Supplies $440 $660 $1,100
Loan Fee Allowance $76 $76 $76
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $1,874 $1,874 $1,874
Total $18,392 $20,280 $22,388

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
Tuition and Fees $9,376 $14,008 $18,640
Room and Board* $11,054 $11,054 $11,054
Books and Supplies $440 $660 $1,100
Loan Fee Allowance $76 $76 $76
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $1,874 $1,874 $1,874
Total $24,320 $29,172 $34,244

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.

2021-2022 Graduate Cost of Attendance (COA)

Cost of Attendance 6-8 Credits 9-11 Credits 12+ Credits
Tuition and Fees * $4,060 $6,034 $8,008
Room and Board ** $13,754 $13,754 $13,754
Books and Supplies $400 $600 $800
Loan Fee Allowance $164 $164 $164
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $1,874 $1,874 $1,874
Total $21,752 $23,926 $26,100

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
Tuition and Fees * $11,068 $16,546 $22,024
Room and Board ** $13,754 $13,754 $13,754
Books and Supplies $400 $600 $800
Loan Fee Allowance $164 $164 $164
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $1,874 $1,874 $1,874
Total $28,760 $34,438 $40,116

* 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
Tuition and Fees * $7,980 $11,970 $15,960
Room and Board ** $13,754 $13,754 $13,754
Books and Supplies $400 $600 $800
Loan Fee Allowance $164 $164 $164
Transportation $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Miscellaneous $1,874 $1,874 $1,874
Total $25,672 $29,862 $34,052

* 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.

Actual charges may 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.