Student Loans

The education to make a difference

You’re building your future. But you’re also juggling the needs of the present. We offer the tools to help you make it work: student loans, scholarship info, funding for alternative education, financial counseling, and more.

Loan options

Montana Code School

Become a full-stack junior web developer. Our credit union partners with the Montana Code School to help you finance your tuition.

Missoula College CDL

Getting your Commercial Driver’s License? We can finance the five-week CDL course at Missoula College, and help you get certified.

Computers & Bicycles

If you’re a student or staff member at a Montana University System school, and a member of our credit union, we can finance your computer* up to $1,500 and your bicycle** up to $1,000.

Apply for a computer loan

Apply for a bike loan

Private student loans can help you bridge the funding gap

Don’t let gaps in federal funding keep you from getting your education. Our Student Choice Private Lending Solution provides the funds you need and the features you want.

  • Zero origination or prepayment fees
  • Lower interest rates
  • Flexible repayment options
  • Easy online application and approval
  • Line of credit that lets you apply once and secure financing for your entire college career *
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Scholarships and grants

At Clearwater Credit Union, we want you to succeed — and that means helping
you access the education you need to do so. Lending is only one half of that coin. Scholarships, grants, and financial counseling matter just as much.

2019 Clearwater Credit Union Scholarship

We award one $2,000 scholarship and six $1,000 scholarships every year to high school graduates who have been active members in our field of membership for at least one year.

The 2019 online application is now open and applications & supporting materials are due by April 5, 2019. We will notify scholarship winners in early May.

Questions? Call us at (406) 523-3524.

Apply for the Clearwater Scholarship

Other Resources

Reach Higher Montana

Annual $1,000 scholarships are offered to Montana students who plan to study at least half-time and have a GPA of 2.5 or better. If you’re a Montana high school senior, or you graduated high school in Montana and are now studying at a Montana college or university, you’re eligible to apply.

Montana scholarships

Advice on Saving for College

Our credit union has partnered with VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. to provide you with financial planning, investment advice, and insurance.

Thinking about ways to save for college? Schedule a no-cost consultation with a licensed VALIC representative at one of our branches: call 406.523.3300.

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* Computer loan annual percentage rate is 8.0%. The maximum term is 18 months. All loans subject to approval.
** Bike loan annual percentage rate is 0%. Term is up to 18 months. All loans subject to approval.