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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.

School 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.


Bitterroot College CDL

Getting your Commercial Driver’s License? We can finance the CDL course at Bitterroot College, and help you get your education started.


Rocky Mountain School of Photography

Interested in photography? We can finance the Rocky Mountain School of Photography Summer Intensive program. Let us help make your education a reality.


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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Bike & Computer Loans

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Bicycle Loans

Need a new set of wheels to efficiently get around town? Or maybe you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint by biking to work – whatever your motivation, you can apply for a bicycle loan for up to $3,500.


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Computer Loans

Whether you’re working from home, furthering your education, or starting a new job, we can help make sure you have the tools you need to succeed. Apply for a computer loan for up to $3,500.


Clearwater Scholarship

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.

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

The 2022 online application is now open through April 3, 2022.

Questions? Call us at (406) 523-3300.

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Additional 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.

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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 and bike loan annual percentage rate is 5.0%. The maximum term is 18 months. All loans subject to approval.

**Subject to credit qualification and annual credit review. Must meet school’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements.