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Financial Aid

Great Falls College MSU Bookstore Charging

Students who have adequate financial aid to pay tuition and fees and books may elect to have a bookstore charge account created at the Great Falls College MSU Bookstore.

Individual students may be assigned a lower charge limit, based on the student's available financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office to request an increase in the charge limit.

ALL BOOKS SHOULD BE PURCHASED FOR BOTH THE FIRST AND SECOND 8-WEEK SESSIONS UP FRONT. There will not be an additional charge date prior to the second 8-week session for students enrolled in both blocks.

12 + Credits
9 - 11 Credits
6 - 8 Credits
1 -5 Credits
$700
$ 525
$ 350
TBA

Dates for bookstore charging:

Spring 2021
Date December 29, 2020
Bookstore charging ends
January 22, 2021

Students must be in good financial aid status and have a complete financial aid file to qualify for a charge account.


Loan Entrance Counseling

All first time loan borrowers at this campus are required to complete Loan Entrance Counseling. A student's rights and responsibilities as a borrower are discussed. No loan proceeds can be paid to a student's account until entrance counseling is completed.

Please complete Loan Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov. Log in using your FSA ID; select “Counseling”, then complete “Loan Entrance Counseling” for Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized loans. The school will be notified electronically when Entrance Counseling is completed. Assistance is available in the Financial Aid Office if needed.


Loan Exit Counseling

Federal Regulations require any student who receives a Federal Student Loan to participate in Exit Counseling upon completion of his/her program or otherwise ending enrollment. During this session you will learn about the following information:

  • Consolidating your Federal Student Loans
  • Deferments
  • Forbearance
  • Repayment Options

If you have ever taken student loans, attended classes on the Great Falls College MSU campus and are discontinuing your enrollment, please complete Loan Exit Counseling at https://studentloans.ed.gov. Log in using your FSA ID; select “Counseling”, then complete “Loan Exit Counseling”. The school will be notified electronically when Exit Counseling is completed.


How do I receive my refund?

Direct Deposit is the preferred method for GFC MSU students to receive their financial aid refunds. To sign up please log into your BannerWeb/MyInfo account. Click on Student Services. Click on Student Records. Click on Web Bill Summary. Select the current financial aid term. Scroll down and click on QuikPay. On the left side- click on Manage Refunds. Complete the required information.

Please make sure that your information is up to date each semester.

Students will have their check mailed to them if they did no set up Direct Deposit. We encourage everyone to make sure their address is correct.
If you have moved, address changes must be made in writing with Admissions. Email Admissions at admissions@gfcmsu.edu.


Refund Dates

After financial aid pays for the student's tuition, fees and bookstore charges, the remainder is refunded to the student for living and miscellaneous expenses. Students should review their bill on Banner Web/My Info the week prior to refunds to assure all requirements are satisfied and a check is available.

Spring 2021 Refund Dates
February 2 Continuing student loan and grant refunds available
February 2 New student grant refunds available
February 16
First year first time borrower loan refunds available
March 15
Second half of loan refunds available (one term only loans)
March 23
Refund for students enrolled only in Second 8 week block

Contact the Student Accounts Office at (406) 771-4315 or (406) 771-5129 for questions.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
Financial Aid Office
2100 16 Avenue South
Great Falls, MT  59405

Voice: 406.771.4334   
Toll Free: 800.446.2698  
FAX: 406.771.4410 
Email: finaid@gfcmsu.edu