Montana Western Students,
Through the federal CARES Act, the University of Montana Western is able to offer financial assistance to students in need.
Montana Western is grateful to have the opportunity to deliver extra financial support to qualifying students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government recently passed the CARES Act, which allocates emergency relief funding for eligible college students to address pressing needs due to the disruption of campus operations.
If you are a Montana Western student, submitted a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year to verify that you are a U.S citizen, and your financial situation was negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can apply to receive a lump sum of up to $800. You can see the additional eligibility requirements below. The funding is limited and will be awarded based on the level of student need.
You can submit an online form to request funds by clicking on the link below:
Eligibility Requirements Per Federal Regulations:
- Have completed FAFSA for 2020-2021
- Have a declared major that is eligible for financial aid
- Be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour for the fall semester
- Making Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen
Ineligible Students Per Federal Regulations:
- Students enrolled in a completely online program
- Students in default of federal student loans
- Students who have already received a refund for housing and a meal plan will only be considered for educational-related expenses submitted on the online form
Please submit this form as soon as possible if you have been financially impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic as funds are limited. If you have questions about the CARES Act or your eligibility, please contact Louise Driver, Director of Financial Aid, at [email protected] or 406-683-7893.