Want to help your son or daughter continue their education? MUS offers comprehensive programs across the state, as well as all the tools you’ll need to guide your child through
the application process. Find out more about ourfree college application, all 16 Montana schools, and helping your son or daughter find the right career for
Finding a Career
It can be difficult for anyone to figure out what they would like to do for the rest
of their lives. Or they may already have some vague idea. In either case, MUS has
extensive tools for you — and your child — to explore career options and outcomes.
Utilize these resources to help guide your child towards an appropriate career path
that sparks their particular interests and strengths.
Check out all of the different programs, degrees, and training related to your child’s
career goals or educational interests. Our program finder contains EVERY program at
every one of the 16 schools in the MUS system.
Not sure if college is right for your kid? Learn about the benefits of all the different
kinds of school — whether it’s a certificate or a four-year degree — and see what
college has already done for many across the state.
Finding the Right School
Connecting your child’s career interests with the right school for them is vital for
their long-term success. Towards this end, learn about the different types of colleges
across the state. Explore each of the 16 MUS universities. And compare tuition & other
fees between them. From there, you can narrow down school options.
Understand the differences in cost among the MUS schools to make sure you choose the
school that aligns with your budget.
Preparing for College
College is a long-term investment in your child. Learn how to get the best returns
— by maximizing your aid and reducing costs — and help your child prepare & get ahead
of the college application process.
Many different types of aid are available to help you cover the costs of college.
However, navigating the process can be tricky. Utilize these resources to receive
guidance about the financial aid process. The earlier you understand the options available
to pay for tuition & fees, the easier it will be to cover the costs of your child’s
Ready to take that next step? Find out what your child needs to apply for college.
Learn about admission requirements. And prepare your child for taking that next step!
Ask a Counselor
What is ApplyMontana? Is it required for my child to apply for a college or university
ApplyMontana is not required, but it makes the college application process far easier.
By filling out an ApplyMontana application, your child automatically applies for all
16 MUS colleges & universities. This means one application for 16 different colleges
& universities! The application is absolutely free for Montana residents. Learn more here about ApplyMontana.
How can my child qualify for financial aid programs to help reduce our out-of-pocket
The Montana University System offers many grant, scholarship, loan, and work-study
programs. The qualifications may be different for each type of aid but the application process is similar. First, you will want to apply for Free Application
For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We offer guidance on this application process. Explore all MUS resources for guidance on financial aid & scholarships.
Have any questions? Contact us at MUS to answer any questions and help you overcome any obstacles.