Tuition waivers are non-cash scholarships. The Montana University System offers various tuition waivers to students who meet specific criteria. If you are eligible, your tuition is waived. Fee waivers, however, do not cover registration, mandatory, class or other miscellaneous fees.
Faculty and Staff Tuition Waiver - Tuition may be waived for permanent University System employees who are employed at least three-fourths (3/4) time for the entire period of enrollment. Each campus may at its discretion also waive other fees, but in no case may registration and building fees be waived.
Honorably Discharged Veteran Waiver - To be eligible, the student must have been honorably discharged from the service and have served with the United State Armed forces in any of its wars. The person must also be a resident of the state of Montana.
War Orphans Waiver - A waiver is available, upon approval of the Commissioner of Higher Education, for children aged 25 or less, whose parent(s) served on active duty during World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, the Iraq or Afghanistan conflicts. Such members of the armed forces must have been Montana residents at the time of entry into service, and must have been killed in action or died as a result of combat related injury, disease, or other disability.
Montana Senior Citizen Waiver - To be eligible the student must be classified as an in-state resident for the fee purposes and must be at least 65 years of age.
For more information on the tuition waivers mentioned, or for a complete list of Montana University System tuition waivers, view Board of Regents Policy 940.13.