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Your Future Starts Here

The University of Montana Western is the only public university in the country that operates on block scheduling. We call this unique program Experience One. Between our wide array of academic programs and affordable tuition, Montana Western is one of the top universities in the west. The Montana Western Office of Admissions is here to assist you through the admissions process. Please contact us and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Montana Western and Experience One has changed the lives of many students and it could change yours too.

The way in which you apply to Montana Western depends on which prospective student category you fall into. Click on the options below to see which category relates to you.

PURSUE YOUR PASSION

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COST OF ATTENDANCE BY SEMESTER FOR 2020-2021

Expense Resident WUE Non-Resident
Tuition 2,261.50 3,392.40 7,956.70
Mandatory Fees 612.10 648.10 648.10
On-Campus: Room 1,740.00 1,740.00 1,740.00
Meal Plan: Board 1,890.00 1,890.00 1,890.00
Totals $6,503.60 $7,670.50 $12,234.80
Tuition 1,545.00 2,317.20 7,506.00
Mandatory Fees 597.10 633.10 633.10
On-Campus: Room 1,376.00 1,376.00 1,376.00
Meal Plan: Board 2,365.00 2,365.00 2,365.00
Totals $5,883.10 $6,691.30 $11,880.10

*Tuition is subject to change

completion rate

96%

COMPLETION RATE

First-time freshmen at Montana Western complete an incredible 96 percent of their courses.

grad increase

88%

GRAD INCREASE

Montana Western has increased the number of students receiving degrees by 88 percent in the last 10 years.

employment

80%

GRAD PLACEMENT

Nearly 80 percent of Montana Western graduates find employment in Montana within one year of graduation, as do 88 percent of education majors.

IMPORTANT DATES

Student application dates

2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

October 1

Students can submit FAFSA for fall semester

November 16

New student registration begins for spring semester

December 1

FAFSA priority deadline for fall semester

January 8

Spring Bulldog Bound Orientation Day

January 11

First day of spring semester

January 15

Montana Western scholarship deadline

March 19

XDAY, Montana Western’s preview day

May 4

New student registration begins for fall semester

Summer

Bulldog Bound Pre-Orientation Days and Housing Application opens for registered students

TBD

Move-in Day and New Student Orientation begins

TBD

First day of fall semester

College Fair Schedule

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STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

FINANCIAL AID

Applying for federal financial aid is the best way to help pay for college. The deadline to apply is December 1st. Contact us if you need help

CAMPUS LIFE

An enriching extracurricular life is crucial to a positive experience as a student, and Montana Western is brimming with activities, organizations, student groups, clubs and solid support networks. We are here to help our students along their educational journeys.