MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
ELIGIBILITY, INSTRUCTIONS AND AWARD GUIDELINES
Montana National Guard Tuition Waiver
STUDENTS MUST APPLY EACH ACADEMIC YEAR TO REQUEST THIS WAIVER
(No later than the third week of the first semester for which the waiver is being requested.)
ELIGIBLE CAMPUSES:
MSU Bozema
n
Great Falls College MSU UM Missoula
MT Tech Bitterroot College
UM
MSU Billings
City College MSU
UM Western
Missoula College UM
Flathead Valley CC*
MSU Northern
Gallatin College
MSU
Helena College UM
Highlands College MT Tech
Miles
CC*
Dawson CC*
*Note: Montana's Community Colleges are encouraged to offer the MTNG Tuition Waiver; however, students must inquire at the college directly to verify waiver availability.
QUALIFICATIONS:
A student who is a member of the MT National Guard is eligible for a tuition waiver, provided the student:
Is a bona fide member of the MT National Guard at the start of each semester for which the student is enrolled;
Is certified as a MT National Guard member in good standing who has completed Initial Entry Training;
Has applied for Military Federal Tuition Assistance prior to each eligible semester;
Does not hold a baccalaureate degree or higher;
Maintains reasonable academic progress in accordance with the campus’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
policy used in administering federal financial aid; and
Has an outstanding tuition balance after applying all other sources of aid (see award calculation example below).
MT National Guard members who do not meet the residency requirements provided in BOR Policy 940.1 but do meet the
criteria listed above, are eligible for in-state tuition status for purposes of applying the tuition waiver under this policy.
AWARD GUIDELINES:
The MT National Guard Tuition Waiver is a last dollar award and is calculated based on the in-state tuition rate. ALL federal,
state and private grants and/or scholarships sent to the campus on behalf of the student, must be deducted from tuition
before the waiver can be applied. Waivers will only be applied if there is an outstanding tuition balance after all other
sources of aid have been applied (see example below). GI Bill benefits are not included in the tuition waiver award calculation.
For questions regarding how this benefit will be calculated for your specific circumstances, please visit the Financial Aid Office
or Veterans Services Office at the campus you plan to attend.
TUITION ONLY (No Fees)
Minus Federal Military Tuition Assistance
Minus Federal Grants (PELL Grant, SEOG, etc…)
Minus State Grants and/or scholarships
Minus Private grants and/or scholarships
TUITION Balance*
= MT National Guard Tuition Waiver
(up to in-state tuition only)
*If there is no outstanding tuition balance after all other sources of aid have been applied, the National Guard member is not eligible for the waiver and no
tuition waiver will be applied.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
MUST APPLY TO OCHE EACH ACADEMIC YEAR TO REQUEST THIS WAIVER (www.mus.edu/scholarships)
MUST apply for this waiver each academic year no later than the third week of the first semester for which you are
requesting the waiver (retroactive awards are not made for previous semesters)
APPLY for a PELL grant on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (www.FAFSA.gov)
APPLY for
Federal
Tuition Assistance
prior to each semester,
Required
if eligible;
visit the Education Services Office
MUST notify the Commissioner’s office directly if changing campuses mid-year (mtscholarships@montana.edu)
To obtain an application visit: WWW.MUS.EDU/SCHOLARSHIPS
For questions call: 1-800-537-7508
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION EACH ACADEMIC YEAR
To submit your application materials electronically, please send to:
snewlun@montana.edu using our secure email portal at: https://securemail.mus.edu
OR Mail to: Montana University System, Scholarship Department, PO Box 203201, Helena, MT 59620
MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
APPLICATION
Montana National Guard Tuition Waiver
STUDENTS MUST APPLY EACH ACADEMIC YEAR TO REQUEST THIS WAIVER
(No later than the third week of the first semester for which they are requesting the waiver).
Army National Guard First-time applicant Montana Resident
Air National Guard Renewal applicant Out-of-state Resident _______________
(State of residency)
___________________________________________________ ___________________________
First name Middle name Last name Social Security Number
___________________________________________________ ___________________________
Address Date of Birth
___________________________________________________ ___________________________
City State Zip Phone
___________________________________________________ _______________________________________
Name of Campus Email
ANTICIPATED ENROLLMENT and ANTICIPATED FEDERAL TUITION ASSISTANCE (FTA) and OTHER
SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS: Students MUST apply for Federal Tuition Assistance prior to each semester
For questions regarding your benefits and how this waiver will be calculated for your specific circumstances, please visit the
Financial Aid Office or Veterans Services Office at the campus you plan to attend.
FALL SEMESTER 20_____ Credit Hours _____ FTA $________________ PELL Grant $______________
Other Scholarship Name _______________________ Amount $_____________
Other Scholarship Name _______________________ Amount $_____________
Other Scholarship Name _______________________ Amount $_____________
If you have additional scholarships/grants, please include on a separate sheet of paper.
SPRING SEMESTER 20_____ Credit Hours _____ FTA $________________ PELL Grant $_____________
Other Scholarship Name _______________________ Amount $_____________
Other Scholarship Name _______________________ Amount $_____________
Other Scholarship Name _______________________ Amount $_____________
If you have additional scholarships/grants, please include on a separate sheet of paper.
SUMMER SEMESTER 20_____ Credit Hours _____ FTA $________________ PELL Grant $_____________
Other Scholarship Name _______________________ Amount $_____________
Other Scholarship Name _______________________ Amount $_____________
Other Scholarship Name _______________________ Amount $_____________
If you have additional scholarships/grants, please include on a separate sheet of paper.
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___________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________ __ __________________
First name Middle name Last name
I certify I am a bona fide member of the Montana National Guard; and
I certify I am a Montana National Guard member in good standing; and
I certify I have completed military Initial Entry Training; and
I certify I have/will apply for military Federal Tuition Assistance each eligible semester for
which I am requesting this waiver; and
I certify I do not hold a baccalaureate degree or higher; and
I understand this waiver only covers up to the cost of tuition, all other costs of
attendance (including fees) are my responsibility.
I hereby apply for exemption from tuition charges in accordance with the Laws of the State of Montana
and the Montana University System Board of Regents’ policy. By signing this application, I certify the
information on this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I have read and
understand the qualifications and limitations and verify I qualify to apply for this waiver.
In addition, I authorize the Montana National Guard and other applicable organizations to disclose
relevant records/information to the Montana University System for the purposes of confirming my
eligibility for this award.
Signature Date
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION EACH ACADEMIC YEAR
To submit your application materials electronically, please send to:
snewlun@montana.edu using our secure email portal at: https://securemail.mus.edu.
OR mail to: Montana University System, Scholarship Department, PO Box 203201, Helena, MT 59620
For questions call: 1-800-537-7508
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