About Us


Financial Aid staff members are available to assist with inquiries via phone or in Aber Hall on the 5th floor.

The office is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Tuesdays, our hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Individual appointments are available by request, usually between 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM.


Phone Number: (406) 243-5373

Fax Number: (406) 243-4930


Email your questions to the Financial Aid Office at finaid@umontana.edu. We try to respond to all inquiries within two business days. Response times may be longer during the month preceding a term as that is peak processing time.


The Financial Aid Office is located in Aber Hall on the 5th floor. A campus map is available to help you find the building.

Staff List

Emily Williamson - Director of Financial Aid
Sophie Haugsjaa - Associate Director
April Wilbur - Compliance Mountain Campus
Christina Peltier - Senior Financial Aid Evaluator, Scholarships and Pell
Ginger Lowry - Compliance Missoula College
Renee McCloud - Financial Aid Compliance Specialist / Interim Director
Catherine Naef - Financial Aid Specialist II
Heather Cabrera - Financial Aid Specialist II
James Shirley - Financial Aid Systems Analyst I
Erin Knapp - Financial Aid Specialist I
Mary Opitz - Financial Aid Specialist I
Kimberly Swanson - Financial Aid Specialist I
Nicole Krause - Financial Aid Specialist I
Tosha Sautbine - Financial Aid Specialist I
Ethan Kurtz - Financial Aid Specialist I