Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I LOGON TO MY DAWGS ACCOUNT?
Enter the web address dawgs.umwestern.edu on the internet
Scroll down to Tools
Select Registration/Student Info
Select Login to Dawgs Enter User ID (Student ID Number)
Enter Pin Number (Birthday, for example February 12, 1980 would be 021280)
Click on Login Button

HOW DO I ACCESS MY BILL ONLINE?
Logon to your DAWGS account
Select Student Accounts
Select Account Summary by Term
*You are also able to make an epayment from this page. Scroll to the top of the page and select Make an Epayment.

WHEN DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY CLASSES?
Payment in full is due on or before the first day of each semester.

CAN I MAKE PAYMENTS?
Business Services offers a two different  Payment Plans.
The first Deferred Payment Contract will split your balance into three equal payments. You may pick up a contract at Business Services or print this online form. By entering into this contract you will be able to pay your bill in three equal payments:
  • The first payment is due on or before the first day of the semester along with the $30.00 deferred payment fee.
  • The second payment is due 30 days later.
  • The final payment is due 60 days after the first day of the semester.
If payments are not received in the business office on or before any of these due dates, a late charge of $15.00 will be put on your account or your student registration may be dropped for non payment.
The second Payment Plan will split your bill into five equal payments. This payment plan you may sign up for online only at UMW.collegetipp.com.

ALL MY FEES ARE BEING PAID BY FINANCIAL AID (or some other source, i.e. Vocational Rehabilitation, Job Service, Department of Military Affairs, etc) IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO DO ABOUT FEES?
Yes, check in at Business Services. We need to know your arrangements. If you do not check in with Business Services, your registration may be cancelled. If your financial aid (or other source) has not paid your outstanding balance on or before the first day of the semester you must enter into a Deferred Payment Contract. For third party payment, please contact Tina Walter at 406-683-7101.

HOW DO I MAKE A PAYMENT ONLINE?
 Logon to your DAWGS account 
  • Select Student Accounts
  • Select Make a Payment on Your Account
HOW DO I GET A BOOKSTORE AUTHORIZATION?
Logon to your DAWGS account
Select Student Accounts
Select Bookstore Authorization
Select the term you want the bookstore authorization for
Select Submit
Electronic Bookstore authorizations are only available before the first day of each semester. After that you must complete a paper form. This form is available at Business Services or your DAWGS account online under Registration/Authorization Form. It will then be automatically submitted to Business Services (it is the students responsiblity to make sure the form was received). Bookstore authorizations are not available if your outstanding balance is zero.

HOW DO I LOGON TO MY E-MAIL ACCOUNT?
Enter the web address mail.umwestern.edu on the internet
Under UMW TOOLS select email 
Type in your Username (example: John Smith would be john.smith)
Type in your Password (Usually Your Student ID Number)

HOW DO I WAIVE OR KEEP UMW HEALTH INSURANCE?
You are required to complete the online Registration Finalization before you are able to register each semester. The online Registration Finalization consists of seven questions. The fifth question requires you to either accept the University's health insurance or waive the health insurance. If you have the health insurance charge on your bill you have elected to keep UMW’s Health Insurance. UMW Health Insurance must be waived before the 15th day of the semester. 
 
I selected Yes when I meant to select NO  OR  I selected NO when I meant to select Yes
Send an email from your student account to businessservices@umwestern.edu requesting the survey be reset. 
This email must come from your account @umwestern.edu, please include your student ID number.
The online Registration Finalization Form will be reset and you may enter the correct information.

HOW DO I GET MY REFUND?
If you have a refund it will be available for you to pickup at Business Services (a signature is required).  Please check your DAWGS account to determine when your refund has been ordered.  Refunds are not issued for under $5.

Refund warrants not cashed will staledate with the State of Montana in six months.  Please contact Business Services for information on warrant replacement or how to obtain unclaimed funds. 

HOW DO I GET MY REFUND IF I AM NOT IN DILLON?
 You can request Business Services to mail your refund to you. Send an email from your University account to BusinessServices@umwestern.edu. Please put in the email:
  • a request for us to mail the refund
  • the term that the refund is for
  • your ID number
  • the address where you want it mailed
HOW DO I PRINT MY 1098T FORM ONLINE?
Logon to your DAWGS account
Select Student Records
Select Tax Information
Select View your 1098T Form
Enter in the Tax Year
Click on Submit
Click on File then Print