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Summer Semester Tuition & Financial AidSummer Semester at the University of Montana

Click here to view Summer Semester Tuition & Fees Tables.

Click here for Important Summer Semester Payment Dates and Deadlines.

Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change with Board of Regents approval. 

Students should check with the Financial Aid Office to find out how to apply for Summer Aid and to be evaluated for all types of assistance. The Financial Aid counter is located in the Lomasson Center in Griz Central. You may also call 406-243-5373 or email

To increase the chances of receiving preferred classes, students should register, complete fee payment, and finalize their registration as soon as possible. The UM Business Services Office must receive fee payments by the posted deadlines or registrations will be cancelled. Spaces in courses, available as a result of cancellation, are made available to other students who add or register during Late Registration, beginning May 19. Failure to pay or finalize, by established deadlines, results in cancellation of student registration. 

Click the links below for more information on each topic.

Payment Details

UM does not cash checks except in payment of university bills. Students may avoid inconvenience by using credit cards, e-checks, bank drafts, certified checks, money orders, or traveler checks. During the Summer Semester, UM has no deferred payment plan, does not accept foreign or Canadian checks, and discounts Canadian money.

Late Fee

UM allows fee payment after July 24 only if a Late Registration Petition is approved by the Late Registration Committee. An $80 Late Fee is charged.

Requests for Refund

Before financial aid appears as a payment on student accounts, students must finalize registration via CyberBear. Please see the Refund Schedule on the Important Dates and Deadlines page for refund periods and amounts.


Students should complete the withdrawal process (dropping all classes) at Griz Central, 2nd floor, Lommasson Center. The official withdrawal date, as recorded by the University Registrar, is the date used to determine the amount credited to the student account. Generally, UM credits no fees after the tenth class day of Summer Semester. UM may deduct existing debts such as library charges, health service charges, etc., from any refunds due the student. For further information, students should contact the Business Services Office.

Withdrawals/Financial Aid

If students receive federal financial aid, refunds follow specific rules. Federal regulations require students to earn their aid using a pro-rata formula. Students may have to repay federal aid immediately, including money received for living expenses, if the withdrawal date occurs prior to 60% of the term (about 6 weeks for the full 10-week session and 3 weeks for each 5-week session). UM may return financial aid funds to the funding source for students who receive aid during the semester in which they withdraw. Students should consult the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Fee Policy on Drop/Add

Students must make an initial fee payment at registration for courses in which they are enrolled. Students enrolled in 5-week courses establish their enrollment status for fee purposes during the first five days of the session. The courses for which students are enrolled on the fifth day determine any fee adjustments. Beginning the sixth day, courses added increase credit hour enrollment for fee purposes and may result in additional charges in accordance with the fee schedule.

UM allows students enrolled in 10-week courses to establish their enrollment status for fee purposes during the first ten days of the session. Courses dropped after the tenth day do not result in reduced fees. All courses added increase credit hour enrollment for fee purposes and may result in additional charges in accordance with the fee schedule.

Alternative Loans

The FAFSA for 2013-2014 must be received before alternative loans will be made available. If necessary, additional private loans for a minimum of $1,000 may be available to students who do not qualify for federally funded programs or if federal financial aid is insufficient to cover the cost of attendance. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office for applications and further information.

Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

There is no official scholarship program offered by the Financial Aid Office for the Summer Semester. Academic departments may offer scholarships for special situations. Students who receive scholarships from outside sources should submit this evidence to the Financial Aid Office as soon as it is known. Some resident students may be eligible for Montana tuition waivers, including Native American students, veterans who served in a period of war and no longer receive benefits, senior citizens, or surviving children or spouses of peace officers or fire fighters who have been killed in the line of duty. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office with questions about tuition waivers. Tuition waivers do not apply to UM Continuing Education Extended Courses.

ASUM Short-Term Student Loans

ASUM short-term student loans, from $50-$200, are available to ASUM Activity Fee-paying students who have a GPA of 2.0 or better and are enrolled for 7 or more credits. With the exception of the Missoula College, students must have been enrolled during the previous semester and may not be in their final semester of enrollment. This requirement and the co-signer requirement for loans over $50 are waived for students awaiting the receipt of Stafford Loan monies to be paid in the current semester. Other restrictions may apply. Forms and additional information about these loans are available in the ASUM office in University Center Room 105 or by calling 406.243.2451.
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