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Tuition and Financial Aid

Finance Your Online Education on Your Terms

We know you’ll feel good about your investment in a degree from the University of Montana and want to help you explore all of your options for paying for your education. Our affordable tuition paired with financial aid and payment options makes online learning feasible. Financial aid representatives are available for virtual meetings and other support as you navigate how to pay for your degree.

Financial Aid

We recommend you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as you can. Explore financial aid options available to you, including grants, scholarships, employer assistance and loans. At UM, we offer deferred payment and third-party billing options. To learn more about financial aid, call (406) 206-6699.


You may qualify for federal assistance in the form of grants or loans. The FAFSA number for the University of Montana is 002536.


Third-party scholarships provide financial assistance to many UM Online students. Apply to any scholarship opportunities for which you qualify.

Employer Tuition Assistance

Many employers offer tuition assistance to their employees. Reach out to a representative at your organization to learn more about your options.

Military Benefits

The University of Montana is a proud participant Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Many U.S. military service members and veterans receive tuition benefits through other military programs as well.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Many organizations support their employees’ professional growth through tuition assistance programs. If your employer doesn’t already have a tuition reimbursement program, the benefits listed below may help you explain the importance of such a program. Call us at (406) 206-6699 to learn more about working with your employer to finance your education.

Online Degree Benefits for Students and Employers

1. Reduced Turnover.

If employees have the opportunity to challenge themselves at their current organization, they won’t need to leave to grow professionally and personally.

2. New responsibility preparation.

Instead of hiring outside the organization, employers can fill skills gaps with current employees who wish to further their education.

3. Flexible schedules.

Online programs allow students to manage their time to succeed in the workplace while pursuing a degree.

4. Applicable skills.

Many of the new skills you learn can be Even before graduation, employees in online programs can begin applying what they’re learning to their work immediately.

Tuition Calculator

Are you looking to estimate your total out-of-pocket cost, including tuition, fees, and financial aid? Our tuition calculator can help.*

At the University of Montana, we’re committed to offering an affordable, accessible, and high-quality online degree program. We also believe in transparency, avoiding hidden costs and fees whenever possible.

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*The Tuition Calculator is based on programmatic information and student-generated inputs. All financial calculations should be taken as potential estimations and not actuals. To get a more accurate sense of total tuition, please consult with an enrollment team member.