FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

We recommend that you file your new, or renewal, FAFSA by MSU's priority filing date of March 1st each year you want to be considered for financial aid.

Filing your FAFSA by MSU's priority date of March 1st ensures that you will receive the best possible aid offers from limited funding sources such as Grants and Work Study awards. If necessary, you can use estimated tax information based on prior year taxes. Once your application has been submitted by the priority date (March 1st), you or your parents can return to the FAFSA site and make corrections after your taxes have been completed.

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? We are here for you!