College Participation - MUS Strategic Plan
Prepare students for success in life through quality higher education
Goal 1: Access & Affordability
Resident Student Access Initiative:
A system-wide effort to develop a unified approach to resident student recruitment, admissions, and financial aid, with the goal of increasing the percentage of MT high school graduates attending the MUS. Action Steps = 1) College Access Portal, 2) MT Access Scholarship, 3) Tuition Freeze
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs):
The purpose of this federal initiative is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Montana GEAR UP provides college and career readiness services, such as tutoring, financial aid information, enrollment in rigorous academic courses, comprehensive mentoring, college visits, supplemental curriculum materials, and professional development for school staff. The program serves these students as they progress through middle and high school. In the 2012-13 academic year, the GEAR UP grant began funding the ACT test for all Montana high school juniors!
Improve postsecondary education participation rates, with particular attention to Montana residents in MUS institutions