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Student Loan Reporting Bill Passes State Senate

Feb 12, 2019

The Montana Senate has passed a bill that would request that the Montana University System host workshops to help students better manage their debt.

Senate Bill 87, sponsored by Senator Keith Regier from Kalispell, is scheduled for the House Education Committee Wednesday.

Bill Would Boost Montana Need-Based College Financial Aid

Jan 17, 2019
The University of Montana campus.
Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Proposed legislation to boost financial aid for Montana college students from low-income families has attracted support. 

University of Montana's Main Hall.
Josh Burnham / MTPR

Montana State University and University of Montana students are on average tens of thousands of dollars in debt after four years in school. With that in mind, lawmakers are thinking about making financial education a bigger part of the university's responsibility. But the idea could violate the state constitution.

Major Changes In Works For Montana Tech Programs

Dec 3, 2018

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Major changes are in the works at a Montana university.

Montana Tech plans to cut and merge certain programs and cut and transfer some faculty positions. Programs scheduled for elimination include professional and technical communication, data science and statistics, and health care informatics.

Montana Colleges May Tighten Rules For In-State Tuition

Nov 13, 2018

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana University System is mulling over tightening the rules for out-of-state students who want to gain in-state residency status that can cut thousands of dollars from tuition expenses.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the proposal will be presented as an informational item next week to the Montana Board of Regents.

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