High School Aspirations Incentive Program

The High School Aspirations Incentive Program is a non-degree program designed to allow academically capable high school students to pursue and earn credit for college-level coursework.  All registration information and grades earned will become a part of the student’s permanent academic record and will be included in the cumulative grade point average earned at the University of Maine at Farmington.


  • Be a junior or senior enrolled in a Maine public high school, an approved secondary private school or home schooled.
  • Have permission from your school counselor
  • Have consent of his or her parent or guardian to register for coursework
  • Have a B or better academic average
  • Meet academic course prerequisites
  • The requested course has space available


  • Fall and Spring semesters only (does not cover summer courses)
  • Aspirations students are not eligible to receive federal financial aid
  • Maximum of 2 courses (up to 8 credits hours) per semester (3 credits paid by the Department of Education).  Student can sign up for additional coursework at their own expense.
  • Tuition only is covered – fees and books are the responsibility of the student
  • Student is responsible for payment if the University does not receive State funding

How to Apply

  • Complete a High School Aspirations Enrollment Form, Parent Approval Form and Guidance Office Approval Form and submit them to the UMF Merrill Center with your payment for the fees.
  • Submit an official high school transcript

High School Aspirations Incentive Program Forms