In keeping with its educational mission, University of Maine at Farmington expects each student to exercise responsibility and timeliness in fulfilling one’s financial obligations to the University.  Each student has an individual student account record maintained in the student’s name by the Student Accounts Office.  UMF currently mails billing statements to students at least once per semester.  Students are expected to view their account information through MaineStreet, a secure, on-line system located at http://mainestreet.maine.edu where transactions on Student Self Service > Student Center can be accessed in detail by semester.

Academic Year Payment Plans

Payment plans cover one semester’s charges at a time.  Payment plans do not carry over from Fall to Spring and you need enroll each semester with paperwork that is mailed with the billing statement.  Account statement information may be viewed on MaineStreet under Student Self Service > Student Center. We recommend keeping the payment schedule dates below in a prominent, accessible place to help you adhere to the published payment deadlines.  You will not receive a monthly billing statement.

    This plan allows you to pay the balance due in five monthly installments.
Four (4) Payment Plan- Fall 2020  Five (5) Payment Plan- Spring 2020
Payment 1:  by September 15      Payment 1:  by January 15
Payment 2: by October 15      Payment 2: by February 15
Payment 3: by November 16             (Nov 15th is a Sunday)      Payment 3: by March 15
Payment 4: by December 15      Payment 4: by April 15
     Payment 5: by May 15

 

To determine the amount of your first payment, divide by five payments in your plan and then add the enrollment fee of $30.00 to your first payment.  If your charges change after your enrollment, your monthly payments will be adjusted accordingly.

Pay Your Bill Online or Authorize Other Users to View and Pay Bill Online

Students may pay their bill on-line, or they can  authorize others to view and pay their bill on-line.  To do this the student needs log on to Mainestreet.  The student will click on Student-Self Service >  Student Center. On the Student Center page, the student will click on the Pay My Bill under the Finances section on MaineStreet.  The student will then click on View Bill/Payment Options Access Touchnet Bill + Payment (be sure popup blocker is turned off).  Once in Touchnet, you would follow the steps to pay the bill.  The student can also authorize other users to pay on-line by will clicking on Authorize Users tab (top of the screen)  >  Add Authorize User.  The student will then enter the email address of the person they want to authorize to view and/or pay on their account.  The new person authorized will then receive an email with the link to Touchnet and their password.

Credit/Debit Card Authorization

The University of Maine at Farmington contracts with an outside vendor to enhance our student account processes for students and parents.   Payment by Credit Card will only be available on-line under MaineStreet, under Student Self Service > Student Center.  Accepted credit cards are VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  Credit/Debit card processing will be charged a 2.85% convenience fee (minimum $3.00 charge) by our processing vendorThe Staff at the Merrill Center does not have access to make credit/debit card transactions.

Other Ways to Pay

Cash                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pay in person at the UMF Merrill Center, 224 Main Street, Farmington

Check
Make checks payable to University of Maine at Farmington and deliver to UMF Merrill Center, 224 Main Street, Farmington, ME 04938. Please include student id number and student name with payment.
 
Bank ACH and Wire Transfers for US Currency
If you are unable to make payment through MaineStreet, you may authorize a banking institution to transfer US funds to the University of Maine at Farmington via ACH or wire. Please contact the Merrill Center at 207-778-7100 for ACH or wire transfer instructions.
International Payments
The University of Maine at Farmington has partnered with Flywire for international payments. This service provides students and their families a cost effective, convenient method for making payments to the University of Maine at Farmington in foreign currencies.

Flywire allows you to:

  • Pay from any country and any bank
  • Save money on bank fees and ensure your payment is received in full
  • Obtain excellent foreign exchange rates with a best rate guarantee
  • Get piece of mind with multilingual customer support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Track your payments from start to finish
Note:
  • Minimum payment is $50
  • Under Section 4. Info for the receiver, select the University of Maine at Farmington 
  • Student ID number is required

For questions about paying with Flywire, email support@flywire.com

Former Students: Debit/Credit Card Online Payment

If you are a former student and no longer have access to your MaineStreet portal, please contact the Merrill Center to request being added as an authorized user to your student account. This will give you access to the TouchNet Payment Gateway to make an online payment towards your student account. Accepted credit cards are VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Credit/Debit card processing will be charged a 2.85% convenience fee (minimum $3.00 charge) by our processing vendor.  The Staff at the Merrill Center does not have access to make credit/debit card transactions.

Important Notes

Past due payments are subject to a $50.00 late penalty fee that will be assessed monthly; up to a total of $200.00 on accounts not paid to current status. Card users are reminded to be mindful of any dollar limitations in amounts that can be debited or charged.  Checks returned for insufficient funds will be considered a late payment and be subject to the $50.00 late fee, and a $25.00 returned check fee.  Loss or failure to receive your statement does not relieve your obligation to pay on time.  Statements are sent to the Billing Address on file in MaineStreet or to a student’s permanent Mailing Address if a separate billing  address is not on file.

Consequences of Non-payment:

If your account becomes severely past due, the University may ultimately forward your account to a collection agency.  In addition, it could submit your name for tax refund garnishment from the State of Maine, prohibit enrollment at any campus of the University of Maine System, withhold transcripts, and take other actions to pursue payment. If you experience any troubles meeting your payment obligations, we strongly encourage you to contact us.