Resources for Adult Learners

It’s never too late to go back to school. Those with a college degree are able to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars more over their working lives compared to high school graduates. However, you may face challenges such as figuring out what programs or degrees to focus on, which schools to attend, and how to pay for it all. Follow the resources here to help you get started.

 

Finding The Right Fit

Deciding what you want to study may not be so straightforward. But by understanding your options, you will ultimately make a better decision. Explore the different degrees, programs, and career training available to you across Montana. Also, learn about the array of MUS colleges & universities to decide upon the right fit.
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Interested in a particular career path? Use the MUS program finder tool to search and browse through every single type of program and degree available throughout the MUS schools — and see what aligns with your career aspirations.
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Review this section to find out useful information if you’re interested in supplementing job prospects with career training and short-term programs.
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MUS consists of 16 different colleges & universities. Discover what makes each school unique and which may ultimately be the best fit for you.

Funding Your Education

Paying for school can often be a barrier for many seeking higher education — but it doesn’t have to be. MUS offers a wide variety of financial aid, scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, loans and more. Make sure you learn about all potential financial aid options to leave no stone unturned in minimizing your out-of-pocket costs.
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Plan ahead by estimating your out-of-pocket costs. You can use our financial aid calculator to get a rough estimate of how much financial aid you’ll receive.
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The cost of a college education can be a huge obstacle to enrollment. That’s why MUS offers a wide variety of scholarships & grants to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses. See what you qualify for and apply for scholarships today!
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Explore all potential help when it comes to funding opportunities. In addition to financial aid, loans, scholarships, and grants, check to see if you qualify for tuition waivers.

Returning to College

Wondering what the college experience looks like today? Afraid you won’t fit into today’s college culture? Don’t fret. Read on to catch up and learn all about Montana’s modern higher education experience.
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Explore college from the eyes of Montana university students. Flip through the college glossary. And arm yourself with the college survival guide!
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Learn how to get credit for college-level learning or experiences you’ve completed in the past which can help you earn your degree sooner and save money!

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Thinking about evening or night classes? Or want to take advantage of online learning? Make sure to explore flexible learning options offered across many MUS colleges & universities.

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Maria Lillrose
Maria Lillrose
EOC Program Specialist
Is there any way I can receive credit for prior learning and work experiences?
Should I even go back to college? Is it worth it at my age?
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