New Students

New Student Financial Aid

2014-2015 Merit Awards

  New Freshmen Students    New Transfer Students
  • Bishop Carroll Scholarship: $16,000
  • Presidential Scholarship: $14,000
  • Trustee Scholarship: $13,000
  • All Saints Award: $11,000
  • Founders Award: $8,000
  • Presidential Scholarship: $12,000
    • 3.5 to 4.0 GPA
  • Trustee Scholarship: $10,000
    • 3.0 to 3.49 GPA
  • All Saints Award: $8,000
    • 2.5 to 2.99 GPA

As part of the application to Carroll College, incoming freshman students are automatically considered for one of our Freshman Merit Awards.  These awards are based upon the student's cumulative high school GPA and results of either the ACT or SAT test.  Merit awards are renewable for up to eight semesters (4 years) until graduation, as long as the student attends full-time and maintains good academic standing. To obtain an estimated merit award, use the Net Price Calculator Tool.  Institutional gift aid is available for fall and spring semesters only and is not available for study abroad programs.  

Transfer students are automatically considered for one of our Transfer Merit Awards.  These awards are based upon an academic college GPA calculated at time of admission.  The award is renewable for up to six semesters (3 years) until graduation, as long as the student attends full-time and is in good academic standing.

New transfer students may be eligible for a Carroll College Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.  Transfer students selected to Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement by students who attended community college are eligible for this scholarship. 

Students must indicate membership in Phi Theta Kappa on their application for admission, they must be enrolled full-time and maintain good academic standing to receive this renewable scholarship.  Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year the Phi Theta Kappa award amount will be $2,000 which is renewable up to three years.

Estimate Your Financial Aid

In addition to merit scholarships and awards, financial need is considered for students who submit a Federal FAFSA. To get a sneak peak at what aid you may be eligible for complete our Net Price Calculator.

Carroll College Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen accepted for admission and enrolled full-time may be eligible to apply for the following Carroll College Scholarship opportunities.

Carroll College Scholarships
Estimated value of award
Application Deadline
How to apply
Carroll College Matched Education Savings Account Program Full-time MT student with earned income and low family income. $4,000 Application deadline is rolling. Download application here.
Dr. J. Murray and Margaret Sterling Brooke Memorial Scholarship Residents from the Ronan/St. Ignatius MT area that are/or will be enrolled full-time at Carroll.  $1,000 to $3,000 Application deadline is March 1, 2014. The application deadline has passed.
Family Tuition Allowance Grant Students with two or more eligible family members enrolled full-time at Carroll during the same term. $1,000/year per eligible student.  Maximum of 4 years or 8 semesters per each eligible student. Application deadline is March 1, 2014. The application deadline has passed.
Parish Scholarship Full-time MT Students active in a MT Catholic parish.  This scholarship is for newly accepted Carroll students. $1,000 Carroll College scholarship.  Student's parish has the option of matching all or a portion of the Carroll scholarship. Applications must be submitted to the student's parish by February 1, 2014. The application deadline has passed.
Horatio Alger Scholarship Match Recipients of the
need-based state
or national Horatio Alger Scholarship
$1,200 State Winners/$4,200 National Winners Application deadline has passed for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Refer to  the  Horatio Alger website for more details. Apply online through the Horatio Alger website
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship for Transfer Students New Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa.  Students $2,000 beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year.  Renewed up to 3 years. Students must indicate membership in Phi Theta Kappa on their application for admission. Contact Office of Admission for more details.
ROTC Program Carroll College Army ROTC offers full-ride Army ROTC scholarships Scholarships available for full tuition and fees. Monthly stipends range from $300-$500/month, increasing with academic standing.  Book stipends are $1,200. Refer to the ROTC Program page. ROTC Program Page
Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans Must be entitled to the maximum benefit rate-100% (based upon service requirements) for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Estimated value of award is $25,198 plus a stipend for books and housing. Refer to the Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon web page, and complete the  Military Benefits Questionnaire Veterans Affairs website.
National Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Scholarship Recipients of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing are eligible for a $1,000 one-time scholarship from Carroll College.  Student must be accepted to Carroll and major in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems $1,000 scholarship Application deadline is March 1, 2014 Applicants must notify Carroll College by March 1st.
Sage Tuition Rewards Program Earn points that are used as discounts off tuition. Estimated value varies. Application deadline is rolling. Visit the SAGE Tuition Rewards website.
Youth Serve Montana Scholarship Awarded to  Montana high school students.  Applicants must have completed 100 volunteer hours within a 12 month time. $1,000 The 2014-2015 application deadline has passed.  Visit the Youth Serve website for updates. Visit the Youth Serve website for application materials.

Paying for College

We would like to help you work through the maze of financial aid.

Carroll's financial aid packages average $22,569. Aid may include Carroll scholarships and awards, federal grants and loans and work-study jobs.

2014-2015 Financial Aid Budget

Direct Costs Full Time Tuition $28,670
  Room and Board $8,950
  Fixed Fees $610
Total Direct Costs   $38,230

Total Cost of Attendance is estimated to be $42,930, which includes allowances for books and supplies, personal expenses, and transportation. Allowances are not billed to the student.

Financial Aid Checklist
   Apply for Admission.
 √    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  An online application is available at  You must complete a FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid (including 
 federal student loans).  On the FAFSA, indicate Carroll College's Federal School Code 002526 so we can receive the Student Aid Report.
   Respond to any college request for additional information.
 √  After you have been accepted and Carroll receives your Student Aid Report you will receive your financial aid award notification.
   Respond to the college's financial aid offer.
   If you have accepted a student loan(s), complete and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN), per the college's instructions.

 If your parent plans to do a parent loan, they must complete and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) per the college's instructions.

   Submit your enrollment reservation deposit to the Carroll Office of Admission.
   Register for classes.
   Respond to the Carroll Business Office when you receive your semester billing statement and arrange for final payment.


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Financial Aid Package

Students Working on 2nd Bachelor's Degrees

Carroll College does not offer any institutional need-based grants or scholarships to students who choose to pursue a second undergraduate degree.

Federal Direct Stafford Loans
Students returning to work on a 2nd undergraduate degree will only be able to borrow under the Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program as undergraduates. Please note that there is an aggregate loan limit for undergraduate studies. This limit is not extended for students returning for a second undergraduate degree.

The Department of Education sets a "maximum time frame" for undergraduate students to complete an undergraduate degree. Students who have chosen to return to school to complete a SECOND undergraduate degree can only receive federal student loan funds for courses required to complete a second undergraduate degree.

Student Perspective

Kelsey Fallis, a junior from Frenchtown, Montana, decided to attend Carroll after comparing a couple other small, private schools.  Carroll’s financial aid staff works to ensure that students are making the most of their financial aid.  By getting to know the students as individuals rather than just another ID number, the staff makes students feel welcome, and they love to help students.

“Carroll’s financial aid really just couldn’t be beaten.  With scholarships, grants, and work-study offers, it really was the best financial choice.”

Kelsey is an English literature and writing major with an international relations minor.  The small class sizes allow students and professors to interact and get to know every person personally.  When designing her class schedule every semester, Kelsey enjoys picking from a wide range of electives.

“I love the fact that at Carroll, you are integrated into the community.  Walking through campus you know just about every face you see, and it’s a very comfortable atmosphere to live and learn in.”

Carroll Service

These awards include: Athletics, Forensics, Performing Arts, Student Government, Cheerleading, etc.

Awards a made by the individual coach or department. For information on athletic scholarships, contact the individual coach:

- Carson Cunningham, 406-447-5519

- Rachelle Sayers, 406-447-4489


- Bennett MacIntyre, 406-447-4374


- Mike Van Diest, 406-447-4485


- Maureen Boyle, 406-447-4487


- David Thorvilson, 406-447-5518

Aaron Jackson, 406-447-4480

Doug Mello, 406-447-4480

Harry Clark, 406-447-4486

Harry Clark, 406-447-4486

-Bennett MacIntyre, 406-447-4374

-Robert Psurney, 406-447-4807

-Fr. Marc Lenneman, 406-447-4869

-Lynn Peterson, 406-447-4303

-Patrick Harris, 406-447-4380

-Chuck Driscoll, 406-447-4309

-Brent Northrup, 406-447-5400

-Brent Northrup, 406-447-5400

-Jamie Jones, 406-447-5483

Jeff Morris, 406-447-4361

JoAnn Maffit, 406-447-5442