FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Montana State University's FAFSA school code is 002532.
**New! Important Information** The FAFSA will be available on October 1st, 2019 for the 2020/2021 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 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 2018 calendar year income on your 2020/2021 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 Montana Hall Room 14.
- 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.