Course Costs

For the Academic Year 2014-2015 In-State Prices are as follows*

3 credits 3 1/2 Credits 6 Credits 6 1/2 Credits
Tuition In State $1,137.00  $1,326.50 $2,274.00 $2,463.50
Unified Fee** $    84.00  $    84.00  $    84.00  $    84.00
Total*** $1,221.00  $1,410.50 $2,358.00  $2,547.50
Tuition Out of State $1,650.00 $1.925.00 $3,300.00 $3,575.00

Health Insurance *
(Billed in Fall semester for coverage from 8/1/14 – 7/31/15)

$942.00

*Health Insurance only applies to graduate degree students taking 6 or more credits.
You may opt out by October 1 if you are already covered by health insurance.
See more information on this health insurance plan at: http://merrillcenter.umf.maine.edu/pay-student-bill/health-insuranceflex-fee-options/ 

*The University reserves the right, up to the date of final registration for the academic term, to make adjustments as may be deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees. Students will be billed additional charges if tuition and/or fees change after they have enrolled. Here is more information regarding costs.

**Unified Fee for 7-11.5 credits = $166.50; $327.50 for 12+ credits.

***Non-degree graduate students will also pay an additional $50 Outreach Fee each semester they enroll in graduate courses.

regarding health insurance with a link to this page http://merrillcenter.umf.maine.edu/pay-student-bill/health-insuranceflex-fee-options/

Payment for a Course

If you are enrolled in a UMF course, you are considered to be a UMF student.

  1. By registering for the course, you acknowledge your understanding that a seat has been reserved for you and that you are responsible for payment.
  2. Payment or a 3rd Party Authorization (P.O.) is required when you register. LATE FEES may be assessed on any accounts not paid in full at the time of registration.
  3. You may not receive a paper bill for your course(s). To see and pay your bill online, please log into your Maine Street Student Center (go to https://peportal.maine.edu/ and follow the instructions found here). You can pay your bill by debit or credit card (Master Card, American Express, Visa or Discover) with a 2.75% fee, or by electronic check (ACH), through your Student Center, or send a check by mail to Merrill Center; 224 Main Street; Farmington, ME 04938.
  4. If your district is paying for the course, please fax the purchase order to 778-7555 or mail it to UMF at the address above. If your district will pay only after you receive your grade, you will need to pay UMF up front and be reimbursed after you complete the you complete the course and meet your district’s requirements; otherwise you will be charged a $50 late fee.
  5. You can contact Merrill Center at 778-7100 with questions about payments or to make arrangements for a payment plan (n/a for Summer course).
  6. Here is more information regarding bill payment

Financial Aid

Courses

Students enrolled in a single course are not eligible for financial aid.

Certificate Programs

Students in certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid unless they are simultaneously accepted and enrolled into a degree program. Financial Aid, in the form of loans only, may be available to students enrolled in a master’s degree program, if approved by UMF’s Student Financial Aid Office. Contact Financial Aid at 778-7100 for more information. Click here for the Financial Aid website

Master of Science in Education Programs

Limited financial aid is available to graduate students. You may apply for Federal Direct Student Loans or loans through qualified private sources. Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be made to receive a Federal Direct Loan. For further information, contact the Financial Aid Office through the UMF Merrill Center by phone at 207 778-7100, or via email at umfaid@maine.edu. Appointments are available and can be scheduled through Merrill Center. Click here for the Financial Aid website

Early Childhood students – Maine Roads to Quality also offers some scholarship money.  Click here to learn more.

Course Load for full-time status, the minimum course load is two 3-credit graduate courses, taken within three consecutive semesters. A student’s full-time status will not be interrupted should the student choose not to enroll in a course during a semester when only concentration courses are offered. However, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the student has completed all 36 credits required for completion within five years from the student’s initial enrollment into the Educational Leadership program and six years from initial date of enrollment in the Early Childhood program.

Course Drop/Withdrawal

  1. You may drop a UMF course (or withdraw from the UMS) at the Merrill Center by telephone (778-7100) or by email (registrar@umf.maine.edu).
  2. The date that you contact Merrill Center regarding your intent to withdraw or drop a course will determine your financial adjustment, if any.
  3. If you fail to notify Merrill Center that you stopped attending or never started your course(s), you will receive a failing grade and will be charged full tuition and fees. 

Please see below Financial Adjustments for Tuition & Fees. Note the following definitions:

Dropping of Class(es) means dropping from one of two or more University of Maine System (UMS) courses.
University Withdrawal means  dropping from the only, or all, UMS course(s) you are enrolled in.
  1. FINANCIAL ADJUSTMENT for Dropping of Classes (from Administrative Practices Letter Section 1X-A Page 2 of 5 – SUBJECT: Financial Adjustments – Tuition, Fees, and Room & Board)

C. Class Add/Financial Adjustment for Dropping of Class(es):

Adding classes at any time may result in additional charges to the student’s account. For purposes of calculating financial adjustments, attendance includes weekends and holidays, and ends on the student’s last day of attendance as determined when (s)he notifies the institution’s designated official or office, that (s)he is dropping or withdrawing from a class(es) while remaining enrolled in other class(es).

Dropping or withdrawing from classes will result in an adjustment in accordance with the following schedule:

  • Classes 12 weeks or more in length: 100% prior to the end of the second week (14 days)
  • Classes 11 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the eleventh day (11 days)
  • Classes 10 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the tenth day (10 days)
  • Classes 9 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the ninth day (9 days)
  • Classes 8 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the eighth day (8 days)
  • Classes 7 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the seventh day (7 days)
  • Classes 6 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the sixth day (6 days)
  • Classes 5 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the fifth day (5 days)
  • Classes 4 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the fourth day (4 days)
  • Classes 3 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the third day (3 days)
  • Classes 2 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the second day (2 days)
  • Classes 1 week or less in length: 100% prior to the end of the first day (1 day)

       2. FINANCIAL ADJUSTMENT forUniversity Withdrawal (from Administrative Practices Letter Section 1X-A Page 3 of 5) – SUBJECT: Financial Adjustments – Tuition, Fees, and Room & Board)

D. Student University Withdrawal (from all university system courses):

  1. Determination of Attendance

For purposes of calculating financial adjustments attendance includes weekends and holidays, and ends on the student’s last day of attendance as determined when (s)he notifies the institution’s designated official or office, that (s)he is withdrawing from all university system classes.

Students who cease attendance without notifying the University within thirty (30) days of their last date of attendance will not be entitled to any adjustment of charges without approval of a written appeal. The designated university official will make a decision regarding the appeal based on the documentation and/or conditions presented.

      2. Tuition and Mandatory Fees University Withdrawal Adjustment Schedules:

  • Classes 12 weeks or more: 100% prior to the end of the second week (14 days)

75% prior to the end of the fourth week (28 days)
50% prior to the end of the sixth week (42 days)
25% prior to the end of the eighth week (56 days)
0% after the eighth week (57 days and after)

  • Classes 11 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the eleventh day (11 days)
  • Classes 10 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the tenth day (10 days)
  • Classes 9 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the ninth day (9 days)
  • Classes 8 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the eighth day (8 days)
  • Classes 7 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the seventh day (7 days)
  • Classes 6 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the sixth day (6 days)
  • Classes 5 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the fifth day (5 days)
  • Classes 4 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the fourth day (4 days)
  • Classes 3 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the third day (3 days)
  • Classes 2 weeks in length: 100% prior to the end of the second day (2 days)
  • Classes 1 week or less in length: 100% prior to the end of the first day (1 day)

Note: Flat rate tuition and fees may result in different or no adjustments