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Students seeking federal financial aid (which includes grants and loans) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which online at
. As a result of completing a FAFSA, an applicant will receive a federal Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail or online. An electronic version of the SAR is automatically sent to the schools listed on the FAFSA. To list Great Falls College MSU, use our school code: fafsa.ed.gov 009314.
Students applying for financial aid may also be required to provide proper federal income tax information, completed verification materials, and any other information requested by the Financial Aid Office. Students must apply for financial aid annually.
Assistance is available to prospective students applying for financial aid. In addition, financial aid counseling for new students is an integral part of the admissions and orientation process. Once enrolled, students may receive counseling and assistance as needed. For assistance, please call 406-771-4334 or 1-800-446-2698 (in Montana), or write to the
Financial Aid Office, Great Falls College MSU, 2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Falls College MSU also offers a wide variety of different scholarships to assist you in paying for your college. To view a list of current scholarship offerings, please see our
scholarship page. Submit the required documents
1. Furnish High School and College Transcripts:
Applicants to any program must submit copies of high school transcripts, high school diploma, or high school equivalency scores to Admissions. These records must be final and include the completion/graduation date. High schools must be accredited by the appropriate state office of public instruction.
In order to receive transfer credit, official college transcripts must be sent directly to the College from each regionally accredited college or university attended. College transcripts submitted from other institutions cannot be released or duplicated, as they remain the property of the institution.
2. Furnish Immunization Records:
In order to be in compliance with Administrative Rules of Montana, updated June 2007, students born after January 1, 1957, taking seven (7) or more credits OR enrolled in a certificate/degree/transfer program must submit proof of TWO vaccinations against measles (rubeola) AND TWO against rubella (German measles).
Immunizations must have been after 12 months of age, the second no earlier than 28 days after administration of the first dose. No measles vaccination given before 1967 is valid and no rubella vaccination given before 1969 is valid.
Immunizations must be documented by a physician, registered nurse, or school official; or submit blood draw (Titer test) results proving immunity for BOTH measles and rubella ; or submit documentation of having contracted measles and rubella. Documentation by a physician is required including dates of illness; or documentation of a file for a medical or religious exemption; or show proof of age, if born prior to January 1, 1957.
Such evidence must be submitted before students will be permitted to register for courses. For more information about the Administrative Rules of Montana regarding immunizations, visit the link below:
Administrative Rules of Montana requirements for unconditional attendance at a post-secondary school
All applicants will be required to complete placement testing or submit college transfer work in math and writing prior to enrolling in their first semester of classes. Students may take the COMPASS placement test or submit their American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores. Test scores are only valid at Great Falls College MSU for three years. 3. Complete Placement Assessment:
The COMPASS is a standardized test that measures an applicant’s proficiency in writing, reading and mathematics. The results are used to determine placement in courses. Special arrangements can be made for those applicants who have a documented permanent or temporary disability. There is a fee for the COMPASS test and arrangements for taking the COMPASS test can be made through the
. GFC MSU Testing Center
Students may choose to have their ACT or SAT scores sent to the College to determine placement. Please have scores sent to the Admissions Office directly from ACT or SAT. The College’s ACT code is 2432, and the SAT code is 4482. The addresses and telephone numbers for ACT and SAT are:
ACT Records P.O. Box 451 Iowa City, IA 52243-0451 319-337-1313 www.act.org SAT Program Princeton, NJ 08541 866-756-7346 www.collegeboard.com
For persons wishing to attend a postsecondary institution other than Great Falls College MSU, the GFC MSU Testing Center will provide monitoring for placement assessments. Individuals must arrange for the assessment materials to be sent to the college of their choice. Contact the Testing Center for further details at
email@example.com or 406-268-3711