Prepare and Pay

Getting a college education is an investment that will pay back for a lifetime, and it's never too early to prepare for it. Here you can begin to discover all your options through the Montana University System and learn how you can achieve your dreams by getting the latest information about career programs, college costs, and paying for college.
Prepare For College College 101 Financial Aid &
Money Management & Budgeting

Whether you are in high school or thinking about returning to school, acquire the resources needed to get ready for college.

Learn about the colleges in the Montana University System, admission requirements, and how to succeed on campus.

Wondering how you can afford to go to college? Financial aid is one of the avenues students use to pay for college tuition and related expenses.

It's important to understand how to manage your finances while in school so you are able to complete college with a limited amount of loans or other debt.

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College Preparation Checklist

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Why Go To College

Financial Prepare for College
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Colleges & Universities

MUS Admissions
MT Residency Requirements
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College Glossary

College Survival Guide

Differences Between High School and College

On-Campus Student Resources

College Costs

Types of Financial Aid
Tuition Waivers
Veterans Benefits
Work Study

Financial Aid Offices

Calculate Financial Aid

Apply For Financial Aid

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College Tax Benefits

MUS Loan Repayment Information & Forgiveness Programs
On-Campus Financial Education Offices

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Debt & Borrowing:
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Your Credit Report

Identity Theft

Why Save
Saving For College
Saving In and After College

Dollars & Sense Workbook