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.|
|Five (5) Payment Plan- Fall 2018||Five (5) Payment Plan- Spring 2019|
|Payment 1: by August 15||Payment 1: by January 15|
|Payment 2: by September 15||Payment 2: by February 15|
|Payment 3: by October 15||Payment 3: by March 15|
|Payment 4: by November 15||Payment 4: by April 15|
|Payment 5: by December 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 vendor. The Staff at the Merrill Center does not have access to make credit/debit card transactions.
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.