Deferred Payment Plan

Please note: The Deferred Payment Plan is not available for summer.

Business Services has simplified the Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) process.  Now it is easier to pay your tuition in installments.

  • Instead of three payments, DPP now splits your tuition, mandatory fees, room and board into FOUR payments.
  • A co-signer is no longer required.
  • DPP is now continuous.  Once you are accepted into the DPP, you remain in the plan for your entire college career.  You can request to be removed if you no longer need the DPP.

The Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) is designed to give students an opportunity to pay tuition, mandatory fees, room and board in 4 payments. Students who are in good financial and academic standing may apply for this assistance. Students who owe the University money, have a history of payment difficulty and/or GPA below a 2.0 may be denied DPP.
There is a $30.00 service fee for each semester used.  The $30 processing fee, any special fees, past due balances, Blue Cross Ins. etc. must be included with the first DPP installment. DPP must be approved and set up before you will be allowed to pay with a partial payment. Tuition, mandatory fees, room and board are the ONLY charges split into 4 installments.


Autumn Payment Deadlines

  • The 1st payment is due by the deadline.
  • Second Payment due October 1.
  • Third Payment due November 1.
  • Fourth and Final Payment due December 1.

Spring Payment Deadlines

  • The 1st payment is due by the deadline.
  • Second Payment due March 1.
  • Third Payment due April 1.
  • Fourth and Final Payment due May 1.

A $15.00 late fee is assessed on DPP payments not paid by the due dates.

Applications must be received 3 days before the deadline to pay your bill for the semester to avoid the loss of enrolled courses. DPP applications are accepted throughout the registration period each semester. Postmarks are not considered. As the remaining installments for each quarter become due, statements of account will be available on-line on Cyberbear. It is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Business Services of any name or billing address changes.

Please do not estimate the payment amount. You will not be able to pay your bill unless DPP is in place and the 1st payment is paid in full through the pay option in cyberbear or at the cashiers counter in Griz Central or by mailing a check with a copy of the most current registration bill.

Any portion of a payment that is in excess of the amount of the DPP installment due will be applied to other current debts. The Main Cashiers Office must be notified when paying any DPP or other charges in advance.

For question regarding the Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) please contact Business Services: 406-243-2223.


Click here to apply now or follow the instructions below to access the online application:

  • Log into CyberBear
  • Click on "Student Services"
  • Click on "Student Accounts"
  • Select a Term
  • Click on “Deferred Payment Plan Application”
  • Select the term you wish to defer payment
  • Begin the application process

Business Services
2nd Floor Lommasson Center
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F

Student Accounts
Business Services
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive #2304
Missoula, MT 59812-2304

Business Services
2nd Floor Lommasson Center 
Phone: (406) 243-2223 
Fax: (406)-243-4367
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F

(Closed on holidays)

Visit a Cashier in Griz Central if you have any questions or if you do not have access to CyberBear and require a printed application package please contact Business Services: 406-243-2223