Resources for Parents

Want to help your son or daughter continue their education? MUS offers comprehensive programs across the state, as well as all the tools you’ll need to guide your child through the application process. Find out more about our free college application, all 16 Montana schools, and helping your son or daughter find the right career for their future.

Finding a Career

It can be difficult for anyone to figure out what they would like to do for the rest of their lives. Or they may already have some vague idea. In either case, MUS has extensive tools for you — and your child — to explore career options and outcomes. Utilize these resources to help guide your child towards an appropriate career path that sparks their particular interests and strengths.
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Check out all of the different programs, degrees, and training related to your child’s career goals or educational interests. Our program finder contains EVERY program at every one of the 16 schools in the MUS system.
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Not sure which field interests your child? Explore useful career guidance resources to help. Your child can also take a quiz to find out which career may be a good fit.
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Not sure if college is right for your kid? Learn about the benefits of all the different kinds of school — whether it’s a certificate or a four-year degree — and see what college has already done for many across the state.

Finding the Right School

Connecting your child’s career interests with the right school for them is vital for their long-term success. Towards this end, learn about the different types of colleges across the state. Explore each of the 16 MUS universities. And compare tuition & other fees between them. From there, you can narrow down school options.
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Two-year or four-year college? What are the differences? Which would work best for your child? Learn about the different types of colleges within the MUS system.
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The Montana University System consists of 16 different colleges & universities across the state. Explore these schools and learn how each is unique in its own way.
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Understand the differences in cost among the MUS schools to make sure you choose the school that aligns with your budget.

Preparing for College

College is a long-term investment in your child. Learn how to get the best returns — by maximizing your aid and reducing costs — and help your child prepare & get ahead of the college application process.
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From mentoring and counseling, to internships, summer programs & more, learn about a wide variety of MUS programs to help prepare your child for college.
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Many different types of aid are available to help you cover the costs of college. However, navigating the process can be tricky. Utilize these resources to receive guidance about the financial aid process. The earlier you understand the options available to pay for tuition & fees, the easier it will be to cover the costs of your child’s education.
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Ready to take that next step? Find out what your child needs to apply for college. Learn about admission requirements. And prepare your child for taking that next step!

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