The Missoulian examined college affordability in Montana. This series shows how the state distributes financial aid; how the conversation around assistance may mean a higher focus on need-based aid; the expenses that drive costs on campuses; the reality of “free” tuition; and the barriers that are not financial but have just as much impact on a student’s ability to go to college. This series also shares the stories of four Missoula students who talk about how they pay for school.
Wrap your head around this.
Tiffany Matthews didn't know she'd be able to go to college until the last month of her senior year in high school.
It's a chunk of change.
To pinch pennies, Topher Williams once shared a house that was being foreclosed on with six other people because, for a few months, no one was…
Kevin Ginoff plans to work 50 hours a week or so this summer.
The "Freshman 15" used to refer to the extra pounds new college students wanted to avoid from the cafeteria.
Amanda Randall has a lot to celebrate.
If you're a Montanan bound for college and short on money, you might be better off applying to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill th…
In Montana, you don't have to be at the top of your high school class to be accepted to a flagship university. A 2.5 grade point average is adequate.