The Montana University System expects to offer tuition waivers and scholarships worth more than $48 million to more than 3,600 students statewide.  The dollar amount has grown nearly $8 million in the last five years.  MSU is the largest and fastest growing campus in Montana, and awards the most free tuition.  This year it plans to award $24.8 million in tuition waivers and scholarships, or about double 2010.

Academicians suggest the reason MSU and hundreds of universities like it award tuition waivers is that it’s a great way to attract the students that colleges really want.  The No. 1 group receiving MSU’s tuition waivers are high-achieving students from outside Montana.  No. 2 are Montana high school honors students.  Waivers also go to Montana Native Americans, university employees and their dependents, National Merit scholars and more.  Read more at;

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