LIFE Scholars Student Eligibility and Admissions
Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed all high school requirements, be identified as an individual with an intellectual /developmental disability, and have a strong desire to attend college.
LIFE Scholars are admitted to MSU on a rolling application schedule. Students submit an application packet, 2 letters of recommendation and participate in an interview with LIFE Scholars staff.
Please submit completed application packets to:
MSU LIFE Scholars
College of Education, Health & Human Development
C/O Christy Sofianek
311 Reid Hall
P.O. Box 172940
Bozeman, MT 59717-2940
The costs to attend the MSU LIFE Scholars Program includes MSU tuition and fees, a program fee and optional meal plan. Overall costs will vary depending on the number of classes a student registers for, typically between 1-3 per semester.
Student payment options may include private pay, scholarships, grants, vocational rehabilitation benefits and social security work incentives. Financial assistance is offered through scholarships, as well as a pending designation of a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP), which will allow students to apply for federal financial aid, such as Pell grants, and work study programs.
2018/2019 Student Costs
|Student Access Fee ++ see below||$418.99||$418.99||$0.00||*|
|LIFE Scholars Program Fee - $1000/yr.||$500.00||$500.00||$500.00|
|MSU Student ID card - one time only||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00|
|New Student Fee - one time only||$90.00||$90.00||$90.00|
| Student Technology - one time only
(iPad, smartphone, tablet)
|Meal Plan - optional *** see below||-||-||-|
|Total Cost - 1st semester||$1,944.59||$2,777.59||$3.610.59|
|++LIFE Scholars Student Access Fees|
|ASMSU Fees - Access to the gym||$113.24|
|Health / Dental Fees - Access to campus clinic||$227.00|
|Athletic Fee - Access to sporting events||$78.75|
|*||When a student takes 7 or more credits, the Student Access Fee is included in the MSU Fees.|
|***Meal Plan Pricing|