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UM Housing Costs

$4,730 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$6,324 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,100 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$3,450 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

How Do UM'S Room and Board Costs Compare to the U.S. Average?

Being familiar with all of the expenses associated with going to college can allow you to make a good financial decision. These additional costs of housing, food, and supplies add up fast!

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UM Housing and Meal Plan Costs Housing and meal plans are priced out separately at UM. The average student paid $4,730 for housing and $6,324 for dining in 2021.

The following table outlines average costs at The University of Montana both for on-campus and off-campus housing, meal plans and other charges.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$11,054$11,054
— Housing      $4,730
— Meals      $6,324
Other Living Expenses$3,450$4,150
Books and Supplies$1,100$1,100

Estimated Total of $70,008 in Housing & Dining Over Four Years

For the past five years, UM housing and dining costs have adjusted 5.1% per year on average, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming first year students in 2022 can expect to be charged an average of $16,325 for room, board and other costs according to today's movements. Students obtaining their associate degree would pay somewhere around $17,084 in their final year, while bachelor's degree students will likely pay about $18,717 in their final year.

Bachelor's degree students will wind up paying a total of close to $70,008 in housing and dining expenses by the time they finish, while students obtaining their associate degree will pay a total of about $33,410.


* estimated

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Living and Dining on Campus at UM

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether UM does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Schools may offer meal plans where the number of meals per week can vary, for example, the student receives a meal card and charges meals against the card. Then there are schools like UM that offer meal plans based on the number of meals per week. See the table below to find out the number of meals per week in the maximum meal plan offered at UM.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity2,886
Meals Per Week Included in Max Meal Plan21

Campus Costs are Average Compared to Other Schools

Room, board, books, supplies, and other expenses for students living on campus at The University of Montana total to $15,604, similar to the national average of $15,282.


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