Be Money Smart


MSU Billings provides financial education information and resources to assist students of diverse ages and backgrounds in paying for college and managing money, so they can achieve their academic and career goals.

Paying for College

Is your goal to attend college, but you have no idea how to make it all work financially? MSUB provides financial education information and resources to help you pay for college and manage money. Financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans are available for both traditional students and adult learners. Click on the button for an overview of the financial aid process and how to estimate your college expenses, so you can plan ahead and achieve your academic and career goals.

FAFSA/Financial Aid Process

Financial Aid is a process. Applying is the first step! Do you need help filing the FAFSA or applying for scholarships? Do you know how to monitor the status of your financial aid award? Do you have questions about how to complete financial aid verification requirements? Do you have a special circumstance requiring a financial aid appeal? Click on the button for tips and a timeline to help you navigate the financial aid process.  Help is available. The paperwork is worth it!

Student Loans

While not a loan application, the FAFSA can qualify you for low interest federal student loans to help you cover the costs of attending school. You do not have to make payments while continuously enrolled Fall/Spring in at least 6 credits. You can decline loans, or accept a portion. Unsubsidized loans are available to all eligible students, regardless of family income.  Click on the button for more information on how to borrow smart, track debt, and manage student loan repayment.

Money Management

Learning about money is a lifelong process. Where are you in your journey? Click the button for  money management tools and financial education information. There are resources for both traditional students and adult learners.  For tips and reminders about how to pay for college, save money, and be an informed consumer, follow MSUB Be Money Smart on Facebook.

Campus & Community Resources

Financial fitness is an important component of student success. MSUB offers many free or low-cost services to students and provides information about outside community resources. Get the most out of your investment in your education! Click on the button to find out where to get help with financial aid, payment plans, student wellness, and academic success. For emergency food or hygiene products (or to make a donation), visit the Yellowjacket Emergency Pantry.

Be Money Smart! Play an active role in your financial future.