Helpful Websites

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)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 and MSU's school code is 002532.


Loans

Federal Direct Loans: 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 Systemnslds.ed.gov

View all the federal loans that you have accepted, as well as contact information for the lenders and servicers.

Office of Student Financial ServicesMUS.edu/sfs

Student Financial Services is a division in the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE). They provide financial resources and information to students and the public through various outreach programs and services.

US Department of Education Ombudsman: ombudsman.ed.gov

The Federal Student Aid Ombudsman helps resolved disputes with federal student loans.


Federal Resources

Federal Student AidStudentAid.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.

U.S. Department of Educationed.gov

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

Resources for service members and veteransbenefits.va.gov

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


Financial Education and Planning

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

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

Federal Student AidStudentAid.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.

Student Assistance Foundation of Montana (SAF): 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 Systemmus.edu/prepare

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

College-bound resources in Spanishnoticias.univision.com/educacion

Information about planning for college expenses.


Scholarships

CollegeNET Inc. Mach 25 Scholarship SearchCollegeNET.com

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

College Board: CollegeBoard.org

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

Financial Aid for Native American Students: FinAid.org

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

Scholarships for Latinos and Education Planning Resources: hsf.net/es

Information about planning for college expenses in Spanish and English and a FREE scholarship search.

FREE Scholarship Search: scholarships.com

Information about planning for college expenses and a FREE scholarship search engine.

For a few words of caution regarding scholarship search engines please see our scholarship scams information page.