Student loans are available for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student's education after high school. These loans may be a necessity to attend and complete college; however, be mindful of your debt load and borrow only what you need.

Loan Programs

There are several types of loan programs:


Eligibility for all student loans is determined by your school’s financial aid office from information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  For more information or to complete the FAFSA, go to Apply for Financial Aid.

Master Promissory Notes

If you are borrowing a Federal Stafford loan, you must complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN).

Loan Repayment

When it comes to repaying your federal student loan, there’s a lot to consider. Understanding the details of repayment can save you time and money. Find out when repayment starts, how to make your payment, repayment plan options, what to do if you have trouble making payments, and more!

MUS Loan Repayment Incentive Programs

Several loan repayment and assistance programs are available through the Montana University System.