Financial Aid - Montana Tech

Financial Aid

Funding your Montana Tech education is a major financial commitment for you and perhaps for your family as well. We will work with you to make your path to a successful future affordable, through grants, loans, student employment on campus, and scholarships.  Approximately 90 percent of our first-time students receive some form of financial aid.

Please follow all of the steps below to apply for financial aid.  If you have questions, contact Financial Aid at 406-496-4223 or  We'll be happy to help. 

How to Apply for Financial Aid and Timeline for Financial Aid

Step 1:  Apply for admission at Montana Tech.

Step 2:  Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line.  The application for the following academic year is available October 1.

  • Montana Tech's school code is 002531.
  • The priority deadline for applying for financial aid at Montana Tech is December 1st for the following academic year.  We continue processing aid through the academic year.

Step 3: We will contact you via email or postal mail to ask for additional verification information if necessary.  An explanation of what information is required for verification is also available on the Forms page. It is also important to educate yourself about your responsibility as a financial aid borrower. Please use our Financial Education page to learn how to become a responsible borrower.

Step 4:  We will notify you via email and postcard mailed to your permanent address that you provided the school of your financial aid offer.  Expect notification in the middle of February.

Step 5:  Follow the steps below to accept your financial aid award on-line: 

Check How Much You've Borrowed

If you have taken out one or more Title IV student loans and don't know how much you actually owe, visit the National Student Loan Data System website at

Keep Your Information Current

If we can't reach you, you may lose your opportunity to accept your financial aid offer.  Be sure to notify Enrollment Services of any changes in your email address, mailing address, and/or telephone number.  Contact us at 406-496-4256 or to make these changes.