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Montana University System

The Montana University System (MUS) is comprised of sixteen public universities and colleges, enrolling more than 46,000 students each semester. This website is designed to provide students, parents, and the public easy access to critical information about enrolling and succeeding in the Montana University System, such as, information on preparing for college, financial aid, transfer of credits, and distance learning. Click here to be directed to the MUS website.

MUS College Prep

In order to improve students' preparation for college-level work, the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education requires the Minimum Core College Preparatory Program for students who wish to enter into a 4-year campus of the Montana University System.  The Rigorous Core was created as an alternative to the mathematics proficiency expectations of the Montana University System. That Rigorous Core is also the criteria for the MUS Honors Scholarship. Find out more about Minimum Core requirements.

MUS Office of Student Financial Services

The Montana University System Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) provides students with the information and tools necessary to access and complete post-secondary education.  SFS accomplishes its mission through administration of regent mandated grant and scholarship programs as well as through financial literacy programs, financial aid awareness programs, and outreach programs.  SFS provides centralized default prevention and debt management services for Montana’s colleges and universities.  To learn more about what SFS can do for students, please contact us at any of the numbers listed:

Director of Student Affairs:  Ron Muffick - 406-449-9151

Scholarship Administration
Scholarship Coordinator:  Sheila Newlun  406-449-9168

Montana Family Education Savings Plan
Education Savings Analyst:  Amy Berry  406-449-9159

Montana College Access Network (MCAN)

Montana College Access Network’s mission is to support, serve, and enhance our affiliate members in their efforts to increase post-secondary participation and completion for all Montanans. GEAR UP and MCAN realize the importance of working together to serve students and school personnel. Below you will find a combined calendar of college readiness and professional development related events, conferences and activities. If you are an MCAN affiliate member please feel free to make suggestions for additions to this outreach tool. Click on a calendar item to view details.



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