Autumn 2020

Registration Information Important Dates


  • Call (406) 243-2223 Business Services, Student Accounts
  • Email
  • Visit second floor of the Lommasson Center, Room 231

BUSINESS HOURS:  Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 July 1, 2020             Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) application available in CyberBear for new applicants.

 July 6, 2020            Registration bills available on CyberBear at 1:00 p.m. to begin paying. Students are encouraged to pay early to access services that are covered with the payment of their registration bills. If the student has a third party that is paying their registration bill, they need to provide the bill to the third party immediately.

 Aug. 9, 2020         Priority registration payment date for Regular Term (202070) students expecting refunds. Students must have met all financial aid requirements and completed the registration payment process for aid to disburse. LAW TERM (202075) PRIORITY DATE IS 8/16/20.

Aug. 9, 2020            Financial aid begins disbursing for Regular Term (202070) students who have completed the payment process and have met all financial aid requirements. Students with financial aid who drop, add, change classes or withdraw from all classes may see an adjustment of their financial aid and may be required to repay some or all of the financial aid. Call 406-243-2223 for additional information.  LAW TERM (202075) FINANCIAL AID BEGINS DISBURSING ON 8/14/20.

Aug. 11, 2020          First refund file for Regular Term (202070) Autumn 2020. Refund files sent out on Tuesdays and Fridays. FIRST REFUND FILE FOR LAW TERM (202075) IS 8/18/20.

Aug. 19, 2020          Regular Term (202070) begins.  LAW TERM (202075) BEGINS ON 8/24/20.

Aug. 19, 2020        First registration bill payment deadline AND first Deferred Payment due to avoid an $80.00 Late Registration Fee.             CANCELED

Aug. 20, 2020         First Late Registration Fee of $80.00 assessed on students that have not completed the payment process.   The August 20, 2020 late registration fee assessment for non-paying students has been CANCELED.

Aug. 27, 2020         INITIAL PAYMENT DEADLINE.  Students unable to meet this deadline should contact Business Services, Student Accounts to make alternate payment arrangements to avoid being canceled.  Call 406-243-2223 or visit Student Accounts on the second floor of the Lommasson Center, Room 231.


Aug. 28, 2020          All students registering on and after 8/28/20 may be assessed the Late Registration Fee of $80.00.

Sep. 9, 2020          FINAL PAYMENT DEADLINE. Students must pay their registration bill by this deadline to avoid cancellation of fall courses.

Sep. 10, 2020         ALL STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PAID THEIR REGISTRATION BILL WILL BE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION. All students registering on and after September 10, 2020 will be required to fill out the Petition to Register and Pay after Deadline form. All students registering on and after September 10, 2020 will be assessed the Late Registration Fee of $160.00.

Oct. 1, 2020             2nd DPP payment due. Late Fee of $16.00 assesses on 10/2/20.

Nov. 2, 2020            3rd DPP payment due. Late Fee of $16.00 assesses on 11/3/20.

Dec. 1, 2020            4th DPP payment due. Late Fee of $16.00 assesses on 12/2/20.


Where can I find my registration bill?

UM uses your official UM email to provide you with important information, reminders and updates.  You will receive an email when your registration bill is available in CyberBear.

AUTUMN 2020 - AVAILABLE AT 1:00 PM ON JULY 6, 2020

I am being asked to “Complete Enrollment/Pay Registration Bill” and I am not sure what this means?

If you have not yet finished your payment process you will see an alert message with the link to your registration bill – PROCEED TO REGISTRATION BILL.  Click on this link.

Completing your enrollment means that you have reviewed your registration bill for accuracy and are being asked to “pay” your registration bill.  

  • If you have an Amount Due, you will need to pay that amount by clicking on “Complete Enrollment/Pay Registration Bill” and following the payment link by the published payment due date.
  • If you have a zero or credit balance (refund due to you), you still need to click on “Complete Enrollment/Pay Registration Bill” by the published payment due date.

What are the consequences if my classes are canceled?

When your classes are canceled, you lose access to many of your University privileges (list is not all-inclusive and there may be other access and services affected if registration is canceled).

  • May not have access to your Moodle account.
  • May not be able to use Campus Recreation facilities.
  • May not be able to obtain you student athletic tickets.
  • May not have access to Curry Health Center services.
  • May not have access to Dining Services and Residence Halls if you live on campus.
  • May not have access to services offered through ASUM (Associated Students of the University of Montana.

What are my options if I am expecting a refund?

You can receive your refund by Direct Deposit (ACH) to your bank account rather than a check in three easy steps:

  1. Log in to your CyberBear account and select STUDENT SERVICES.
  2. Under your picture there is a list of Additional Links and you will select Student Refunds.
  3. You will then click on “Select Option” and follow the instructions. You will need your bank name, bank routing number and checking/savings account number (debit card number will not work).

If you do not select an option, a check will be mailed to your UM mailing address.  Direct Deposit takes 3-5 business days.  A check takes 10-14 business days and requires you to keep you mailing address updated to ensure receipt of your check.  Refund files are processed each Tuesday and Friday, except during weeks that have a holiday.  Holidays may require the process to be modified.