FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Montana State University's FAFSA school code is 002532.
MSU's priority filing date for the 2016/2017 academic year was March 1st, 2016.
Filing your FAFSA by MSU's priority date ensured that you received the best possible aid offers from limited funding sources such as Supplemental Grants, Perkins Loans, and Work Study awards.
**New! Important Information** The FAFSA will be available on October 1st, 2016 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The new priority filing date is December 1st of each year you will want to be considered for financial aid.
Filing your FAFSA by MSU's priority date of December 1st ensures that you will receive the best possible aid offers from limited funding sources such as Supplemental Grants, Perkins Loan, and Work Study awards. It will no longer be necessary to estimate your taxes as the FAFSA will now be based on prior-prior years tax information. For example, you will report 2015 calendar year income on your 2017/2018 FAFSA.
At Montana State University, we encourage students and families to make informed decisions about financial aid. We highly recommend that you borrow only the amount of loans you need to successfully complete your education.
Need help completing your FAFSA? Free help is available!
- Call (406) 994-2845 or stop by our office in Strand Union Building 183.
- Visit the College Goal Montana site for helpful videos and information or to find a free FAFSA event near you.
- Visit the U.S. Department of Education FAFSA Help site.
- Or download this comprehensive document created by the U.S. Department of Education.