A full listing of current tuition, fees, room and board, and other University-related expenses is available at either the Admissions or Business Office.


In addition to the usual tuition and fees paid by students, special fees are often attached to specific courses.  Those course fees are used to pay for materials that are damaged or consumed by students, particularly during the laboratory portion of the classes.  As a consequence, course fees are most often attached to classes in the sciences, the arts, and technical programs.

On the Montana State University-Northern campus, students who take classes in the following degree areas will often have to pay additional fees because of the courses they take: art, automotive, biology, civil engineering technology, chemistry, diesel, design drafting, electronics engineering technology, earth science, health and physical education, metals technology, and nursing.  Course fees are also assessed in other program areas, but not as extensively as the previous listing.

To find out if a course fee will be assessed for a particular course, students should refer to the specific course descriptions listed in this catalog.  Those course descriptions begin on page 173 of this catalog.



1.        Refunds for withdrawals from school are made by the Business Office only after verification of enrollment status as of the 15th day of classes.

2.        The registration fee is non-refundable. The health insurance fee will be refunded to the end of the 10th day of instruction.

3.        Ninety (90) percent of all remaining fees (tuition, network, computer, equipment, building, gym use, sub use, student activity, athletic, non-resident tuition, non- resident building) will be refunded to the end of the fifth day of instruction.

4.        Seventy-five (75) percent of all remaining fees will be refunded to the end of the tenth day of instruction.

5.        Fifty (50) percent of all remaining fees will be refunded to the end of the fifteenth day of instruction.

6.        No refunds for withdrawals from school are made after the fifteenth day of instruction.

  1. Drop/adds will be computed in accordance with regular institutional fee schedules. There will be no refund for classes dropped after the fifteenth day of instruction.


The following installment payment plan for tuition/fees, room and board is available.

1.        At least � of the total amount must be paid when the student enrolls.

2.        One-half of the total due must be paid within 30 days.

1.        Three-fourths of the total due must be paid within 60 days.

2.        The full amount due must be paid within 90 days.

3.        A late fee of $15.00 will be assessed for each payment that is late.

4.        An administrative charge of $30.00 per semester will be levied for use of the plan.

5.        Payments must be made even though the student withdraws from school. Any refund due the student because of withdrawal, either voluntary or involuntary, will be applied toward the satisfaction of the obligation. Should the refund be larger than the amount outstanding, the excess of refund due over balance outstanding will be returned to the student. Any unpaid balance of the obligation must be paid before the student may re-enroll, graduate, obtain a transcript, or transfer to another college and/or university.