Helpful Websites

College Office


Montana State University's Home Page:
  http://www.montana.edu/

MSU Student Accounts Office: www.montana.edu/wwwbu/studentaccts

This office is responsible for the billing and collection of student charges. Look here for links to your MSU bill, payment plans, refund check status, payment deadlines and more!

Office of the Registrar:www.montana.edu/registrar

View course catalogs, admissions requirements, residency policy, access to your MyInfo account to register for classes, update your address - including email - and so much more.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): www.fafsa.ed.gov

File your FREE application for federal aid here! Also visit this site to correct existing applications or file a renewal application. You need to file a FAFSA for every academic year you plan to attend college. MSU's FAFSA priority filing date is March 1st every year. MSU's school code is 002532.

FAFSA Pin Number:www.pin.ed.gov

The U.S. Department of Education will issue you, and your parent (if you are considered a dependent), a FREE Pin Number to sign your FAFSA and loan Promissory Notes electronically.

Federal Direct Loans:www.studentloans.gov

This site is for information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage your federal direct loans. The gateway for all students and parents to submit loan Entrance Counseling and Promissory Notes.

National Student Loan Data System: www.nslds.ed.gov

View all the federal loans that you have accepted, as well as contact information for the lenders. You will need your U.S. Department of Education Pin number. If you don't have one, you can request a Pin number at: www.pin.ed.gov

Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program (MGSLP): www.mgslp.org 

MGSLP is a division in the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE). They provide financial resources and information to the public, students, and to lawmakers through various outreach programs.

Student Assistance Foundation of Montana (SAF): www.smartaboutcollege.org   

Student Assistance Foundation's mission is to provide students and families with the knowledge and tools to finance and pursue their postsecondary education. SAF uses proceeds from its student loan servicing business to offer a range of programs that include grants, community outreach, counseling and training on education finance planning.

Prepare and Pay from the Montana University System: http:/mus.edu/prepare

Get the latest information regarding career programs, college costs, financial aid, scholarships, and financial literacy.

Office of Financial Education: www.montana.edu/success/financialeducation

Financial counseling information for students seeking money management, credit card debt management and spending plans - all on the Web.

Student Guide: http://studentaid.ed.gov

Another great Web site from the Department of Ed. that offers FREE help completing the FAFSA, applying for a Pin number, and planning for college from elementary school through graduate degrees.

Resources for students and families:www.college.gov

This site is intended to be the go-to source for information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for postsecondary education.

Resources for service members and veterans:www.todaysgibill.org

Connecting America's veterans with higher education using clear and comprehensive guidance.

U.S. Department of Education (ED):www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/students

"ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access."

CollegeNET Inc. Mach 25 Scholarship Search: http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/app

A FREE search site by keywords or profile. Over 600,000 awards available with full descriptions and contact information at your fingertips.

College Board:www.collegeboard.com

"Connect to college success." Links to a FREE scholarship search engine, plus lots of resources for students and parents.

Financial Aid for Native American Students:www.finaid.org/otheraid/natamind.phtml

This site provides information about financial aid for Native American students including information on eligibility requirements and whom to contact for further information.

College-bound resources in Spanish:www.univision.com/content/channel

Scholarship and other resources for Latinos:The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Find money for college at:scholarships.com

For a few words of caution regarding scholarship search engines please see our Scams! page.

For a printable version of the majority of these Websites please see this Helpful Websites PDF.

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