About Get Money Smarts

Getting a college education is an investment that will pay back for a lifetime, and it's never too early to prepare for it. You can begin to discover all your options through the Montana University System and learn how you can achieve your dreams by getting the latest information about career programs, college costs, and paying for college.

Wondering how you can afford to go to college? Let us help you. From savings programs to step-by-step financial aid instructions, we have the information and support staff to make the experience faster and easier for you. Learn more about financial aid.

About Student Financial Services (SFS)

The Montana University System - Student Financial Services (SFS) is a program within the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE).

Our mission is to provide students with the information and tools necessary to access and complete post-secondary education. SFS accomplishes its mission through administration of the Board of Regents mandated grant and scholarship programs as well as through financial literacy programs, financial aid awareness programs, and outreach programs. SFS provides centralized default prevention and debt management services for Montana’s colleges and universities.

To contact SFS, visit www.mus.edu/sfs or call 1-800-537-7508.

Our Goal

Getmoneysmarts.org is a product of the Montana University System - Student Financial Services. The goal of the site is to provide you with financial skills and tools that will assist you in becoming financially savvy. While the site is generally geared towards college students and recent college graduates, most of the tools are useful at any point in life. In a contracting or slowing economic environment, managing personal finances closely is critical. We intend for this website to be a one stop tool box for money management resources. In many cases we will link to outside sites for in-depth tools and up-to-date information and topics. We welcome feedback and suggestions on how to make this site more useful to you.

The Importance of Managing Your Money

Throughout your entire life you will be spending, borrowing, saving, and investing money. You will make economic decisions as a consumer, a worker, an investor, and a citizen. Each day you will make financial choices that could dramatically affect your future for decades to come. Achieving financial security takes planning and making sound choices. By using our tools to help with your decision making, you can manage your personal finances to reach your goals.

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GetMoneySmarts.org is a product of the Montana University System, Student Financial Services, a program within the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education.