In most instances, block scheduling will not affect financial aid.  Financial aid is awarded on a semester basis.  For more specific questions, please contact Financial Aid at (406)771.4334 or email  You should also discuss this with your advisor when registering for classes.

Class schedules are posted and we encourage you to meet with your advisor to learn more.

Dates for adding, dropping and withdrawing from classes can be found in the Academic Calendar Academic Calendars - Students | Great Falls College MSU ( Work with your advisor to make changes to your schedule.
Financial Aid will only pay for a class once within a semester. If a class needs to be retaken, work with your advisor to modify your academic plan.
Each eight-week block is equivalent to half a semester.  Students can take half of their classes in the first eight weeks and the remaining classes in the second eight-week block, thus enabling students to focus on fewer classes at one time.
Students are encouraged to register for both blocks at the beginning of the semester. However, students can add classes before the start of the second block. New students can also enroll in the college and start mid-semester at the beginning of the second block. Students should work with their advisor to create or modify an academic plan that lays out their courses by block and semester.
Yes - classes at Great Falls College are offered in a variety of formats. Classes may be taught on campus, online, in a mixed hybrid format, at a distance, or in a flexible HyFlex format depending on the course and program. 8-week block classes cover the same material regardless of the delivery mode. See the class schedule for details: MyInfo (


Financial Aid

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Academic Advising

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