Tuition and Funding

The Graduate School at the University of Montana would like to help you make financial plans for your graduate education. When comparing other college and university tuition and fees, you will see that UM is an affordable option for a high-quality education.

In this section, you will find helpful information regarding financial cost and financial assistance from a variety of sources. Please be aware of your residency status and campus when reviewing the costs.

If you have specific questions or need help with funding, please contact the program of interest for assistantship opportunities and Financial Aid Office for loan options. 

CARES Act Funding Information

If you experienced an unexpected expense or hardship as a result of the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 please visit Financial Aid's CARES Act Funding Information page to learn if you are eligible and how to request funds.

Types of Funding

Graduate Assistantships

Teaching and research assistantships are awarded by the University and are given on the basis of academic merit or the ability to perform specific services. Inidividual programs award assistantships to students.
Explore teaching and research assistantships

Student Loans

Student loans are administered through the Financial Aid Office and are based on demonstrated financial need. The Financial Aid office provides information and assistance to prospective, new, and enrolled graduate students.
Visit the Financial Aid Office

Scholarships & Fellowships

A number of academic awards, scholarships, and fellowships are available for qualifying graduate students.
Explore graduate scholarships & fellowships