A day after media reports that the University of Montana had overspent its budget for helping veterans pay for classes, the university announced it would figure out a way to pay for their summer enrollment without jeopardizing their assistance for the upcoming school year.
The Missoulian reported Sunday that 19 veterans enrolled in summer courses at UM were told a week into classes that they could either drop those classes or receive no assistance from the school next spring.
The students are enrolled under the GI bill, which pays in-state tuition and fees. Schools can join the Yellow Ribbon Program, in which the federal government matches the school's contribution toward remaining costs.
University officials said Monday they have not determined where the additional money will come from or how much is needed.