Fall 2022

Each year, Montana State University offers millions of dollars in scholarship and financial aid to talented Montana freshmen who apply for admission. Learn more about various programs and opportunities for students below.

2023-2024 scholarship information is coming soon! Please check back for more information. 

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Test scores are no longer required for admission or scholarship consideration at Montana State University for the foreseeable future. Please note that other academic information, including a self-reported cumulative GPA, is still required. Students can still submit ACT/SAT scores for math and writing placement purposes.


If you have taken or are planning to take the ACT/SAT, we invite you to send your test scores to MSU as they may be utilized for placement into your appropriate math and writing courses, but they will not be required.



Montana Premier Scholarship Program

Fall 2022 Montana Premier Scholarship offers have been made! Students can view their scholarship offer after claiming their NetID and reviewing their Admissions Student Checklist in their MyInfo Portal.

Many scholarships will be awarded through the MSU Premier Scholarship program. These awards will be granted to Montana freshmen who demonstrate academic promise based upon academic performance. 


Montana Premier Scholarship Awards are automatic, merit-based scholarships based upon GPA. Award amounts will vary between $1,500.00 to $2,500.00 annually. Awards are renewable for two or four years. All freshmen from Montana who submit an application for admission, complete with GPA provided on the Self Report Form will be automatically considered.


Montana Premier Scholarship award letters have been sent to recipients as of February, 2022.


All Premier Scholarships are designated for tuition only. Students awarded renewable Premier Scholarships must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, enroll for a minimum of 15 credits per semester, and maintain resident status and continuous enrollment to retain the scholarship throughout their four years at MSU. MSU freshman scholarships and awards are available to those seeking undergraduate bachelor degree programs only.


Please note that test scores are not required for consideration. However, students are encouraged to send us their ACT and/or SAT scores for academic placement.




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Presidential Scholarship

Discover MSU's most prestigious academic scholarship, offered by the Honors College.

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Cost of Attendance

Check out Montana State University's estimated cost of attendance. including tuition, fees, housing, and more.


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Office of Financial Aid

Explore programs offered by Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.



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