American Indian Student Services

American Indian Student Services supports Native American students in their transition, achievement, and success at the University of Montana; by providing services and programs that have been established through collaborative partnerships with various campus and Missoula community members.

Advocacy and Referrals

AISS partners with various academic departments and student support services at The University of Montana and in the Missoula community. We also assist students with connecting to resources off-campus.

Mentoring and Tutoring

AISS peer mentors provide a welcoming and supportive environment to new students and an extended network of additional resources and information. AISS also partners with campus programs to provide free tutoring opportunities in various subjects.

Emergency Loan Program

AISS provides short-term loans to students for emergency purposes (books, food, etc.). Students can apply for AISS short term loans through Cyberbear. The program is based on availability. Loan amounts and funding varies.  Click here for more information.


AISS supports the University’s recruitment efforts of Native American students by relationship building with prospective American Indian students and their families, high school counselors, tribal college advisors, and other professionals in education.