Credit Union Student Choice

Apply for Credit Union Student Choice Loan

MFCU aspires to fill the financial gap that student loans, grants and scholarships cannot. We proudly belong to Credit Union Student Choice (CUSC), which gives us the expanded ability to provide all application, approval, processing, certification, disbursement and repayment services of private student loans online and via a call center.

Montana Code School Loan

Apply for Montana Code School Loan

We have partnered with the Montana Code School to help students finance their tuition. Click here to learn more about the Montana Code School.

Missoula College CDL Loan

Apply for CDL Loan

We have partnered with the Missoula College to help students finance their 5 week course to train and become certified for a Class A Commercial Driver Licence. Click here to learn more about the CDL Training program at the Missoula College.

College Savings Plans

Through MFCU’s partnership with VALIC, we can help members develop a smart savings strategy to help pay for college. VALIC advisors can help you set up a 529 college savings plan or a Coverdell Education Savings Account (CESA), formerly known as a College IRA. Both plans present smart and easy ways to put money aside in a tax-advantaged fund to pay for college tuition and other educational costs. Click here for more information on these plans through VALIC.

Scholarships & Grants

2016 Missoula Federal Credit Union Scholarship
MFCU awards seven general scholarships to members who are graduating from high school within the MFCU field of membership. In 2016 we will award six scholarships in the amount of $1,000 and one scholarship in the amount of $2,000 in memory of William R. “Lefty” Campbell. The submission period is now closed for this scholarship. Please check back here in 2017. Thank you to everyone who submitted!

Educational scholarships
There are many college scholarship opportunities available on a local, state and national level. Scholarships area great way to help pay for college without taking out higher loan amounts. Click here to view scholarship opportunities provided by the University of Montana.

Circle of Succe$$ Grant Program
Circle of Succe$$ Scholarships are near and dear to the hearts of Student Assistance Foundation employees — the program was originally established through voluntary payroll deductions. Today funds raised through private donations, along with events including Student Assistance Foundation’s Golf Scramble and Running Amuck for Scholarship Bucks, have been added to that pool. A committee of Student Assistance Foundation employees determines which applicants receive the $1,000 scholarships.

To qualify, applicants must be:

  • Montana residents who graduated from a Montana high school and are currently attending a Montana college or university.
  • Attending school at least half time.
  • Maintaining a 2.5 grade point average (GPA).

How to apply: Scholarship applications are available Jan. 1 — Mar. 1 annually.Questions? Contact Darbie Hess, programs and development coordinator, at (406) 495-7393.