Montana Extends Its Registration Deadline

Students who help fight fires in the state get an extension on finalizing financial aid and housing.

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The Montana university system has extended registration and other deadlines for students fighting to prevent the wildfires that often ravage the state at this time of year, the Associated Press reports.

Student firefighters and those providing support services for crews will have two weeks after the start of the fall semester to finalize their registration, financial aid, and housing, the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education says. After receiving record rainfall in August, state and local officials view the current wildfire threat as low, but they want to be prepared.

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