About Apply Montana

Whether you have already applied for college, are weighing the costs, or wondering whether college is the right path for you, the Montana University System wants to ensure you have the information you need to make the right decision for you. 

Take Your Next Step

We know that college graduates enjoy higher incomes, better health and job stability, and greater levels of community involvement. That’s why you deserve the opportunity to pursue higher education and attain meaningful employment. 

With this in mind, Apply Montana provides the opportunity for Montanans to apply to all 16 colleges in the Montana University System for free.

This website is designed to help you find professional careers that drive you, colleges that align with your passions, and ultimately make the process of applying to college easier so you can enjoy the benefits of a college education. Whether that’s a certificate, a two-year degree, a four-year degree, or an advanced degree, we know that more education is key for your long-term success.

So, let’s make the process of earning a degree smoother. 

Application FAQ’s

Still have questions?  We're here to help!

Apply Montana is free for all Montana residents. If you live outside of Montana and want to apply, the cost is $30.

Apply Montana submits your application to all 16 MUS schools. This includes two-year schools, four-year schools, schools with certificates, schools with advanced degrees — whatever you’re looking for.

There are multiple options for financial aid, including but not limited to federal student loans, scholarships, and work study. This website provides information on how you can find which options are best for your personal circumstances.

Our Career Roadmap offers the ability for you to connect your career interests with your desired location in Montana, including valuable and timely economic information on career paths.  From there, you can use our program finder to check out EVERY degree and major available throughout each of the 16 colleges within the Montana University System. 

That’s a question only you can answer! And that’s what this website is designed for -- to help you through the application process and ultimately give you the information you need to know about the value of obtaining a college education in the MUS.

Find out if a four-year or two-year school is right for you. Maybe you want to pursue an online or evening program. Or maybe where you go depends on how much financial aid you can get.

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