Montana Student Loans And Financial Aid Programs
Montana has several private student loan and financial aid programs that can help you pay for college. If you're going to be attending college in Montana, you need to be looking to take advantage of these programs.
These programs are designed to help make college more affordable - so that you can get the education you need. These programs can include scholarships, grants, and student loans.
Don't forget that there are Federal student loan programs available as well. You can find out more on how to get a Federal student loan here.
There is also a specific order of operations to pay for college that we recommend students follow. These programs specific to the State of Montana can help you to avoid borrowing more money than you need to.
Montana Student Loan Programs
Montana doesn't have any unique student loan programs to help it's students pay for college. However, there are still Federal student loans available to students who attend college in Montana.
If you're just looking for private student loan options, we recommend:
- Credible - Like the Kayak of student loans, they help you shop around and compare options. Try Credible here.
- Commonbond - One of the best private student loan lenders. Try Commonbond here.
If you're looking for other options, check out the best private student loans here.
Montana Scholarship Programs
Montana has several scholarships available to students who want to attend school in the state.
Reach Higher Montana Scholarship
The Reach Higher Montana Scholarship is for high school seniors who are going to graduate from a Montana high school and attend college in the state.
These $1,000 scholarships are delivered to Montana students annually.
Learn more about the Reach Higher Montana Scholarship.
Gianforte Manufacturing Scholarship
The Gianforte Manufacturing Scholarship is for Montana students who will be attending college in Montana with a technical or manufacturing focus.
These scholarships provide $1,000 for full-time students or $500 for part-time students.
Learn more about the Gianforte Manufacturing Scholarship.
Kelly Kuntz Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for Montana residents attending school in state, but business majors and past participants of the Montana High School Business Challenge will be given preference.
The scholarship awards $2,000 annually.
Learn more about the Kelly Kuntz Memorial Scholarship.
Montana Grant Programs
Montana doesn't provide any grant programs to it's residents.
If you already have student loans and are looking for options as a Montana resident, check out our Montana Student Loan Forgiveness Program page. That page has all the different options available to Montana residents to potentially get some of your student loan debt forgiven.
You might also look at refinancing your student loans and saving money in interest while also potentially lowering your payment. Check out our guide on the Best Places To Refinance Your Student Loans.
If you're looking for ways to save for college in Montana, check out the Montana 529 Plan and College Savings Guide.
Finally, check out the other student loan and financial aid programs by state.