Types of Financial Aid

Financial aid is one of the avenues students use to pay for college tuition and related expenses. There are many different types of financial aid. Apply for financial aid.

Grants

Grants are a form of financial aid that do not have to be paid back and are mainly awarded to students who are in need of financial help. Listed below are a couple of grant programs in Montana and beyond. Read more about Grants.

Loans

There are several types of loan programs. Eligibility is determined by your school’s financial aid office from information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Read more about Loans.

Scholarships

A scholarship is a type of financial aid provided to a student based on academic achievements, financial need, or on other factors. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. Read more about Scholarships.

Tuition Waivers

Fee waivers are non-cash scholarships. The Montana University System offers various fee 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. Read more about tuition waivers.

Veterans Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs. Many Veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one education benefits program. Read more about veterans benefits.

Work Study

Work study is a federal program in which students work at a job avilable on their campus and earn a wage. Read more about work study.

 

Campus Financial Aid Offices

Montana State University

Campus
Financial Aid Office
MSU – Bozeman 406-994-2845
MSU – Billings 406-657-1789
City College at MSU Billings 406-657-1789
MSU – Northern 800-662-6132
406-265-3787
Great Falls College MSU 800-446-2698
406-771-4410
Gallatin College at Montana State University 406-994-2845

The University of Montana

Campus Financial Aid Office
UM - Missoula 406-243-5373
Missoula College - University of Montana 406-243-5373
Helena College - University of Montana 406-444-6883
Montana Tech 406-496-4212
Highlands College of Montana Tech 406-496-4212
UM - Western 406-683-7511

Community Colleges

Campus Financial Aid Office
Dawson Community College 800-821-8320
406-377-3396
Flathead Valley Community College 406-756-3849
Miles Community College 800-541-9281
406-874-6100

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