Federal and State Financial Aid
By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you are applying for federal and state grants, federal loans, and the state and federal work-study programs. There are various types of federal and state-funded grants, loans, and work-study programs. Based on federal and state guidelines, your eligibility is determined from the information you provide on the FAFSA.
*You must apply to the MSU Billings Online and be accepted before you will receive a federal or state award from the University.
How do I apply for financial aid?
The Department of Education encourages students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The processing time and error rate is significantly reduced if you file the FAFSA online. Access the FAFSA on the Web Pre-Application worksheet by clicking the link below. FAFSA on the Web Pre-Application Worksheet. Before Begining Your FAFSAComplete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA application is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and at high schools and colleges throughout the nation. Remember to include the MSU Billings school code - 002530 - on your application so we will be sure to receive your information. The FAFSA priority date for the state of Montana is March 1. Submit your application before this date to ensure you are considered for all types of aid for which you are eligible. The FAFSA is a Free Application and there are many free services to help answer any questions that may arise in filling out the form. You do not need to pay an agency or individual to file the FAFSA for you. You will use the previous year’s tax information when completing the FAFSA. Students are encouraged to keep in close contact with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships can be reached at 800.565.6782 ext. 2188. *Please note: You must complete the FAFSA every year in order to receive financial aid.