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University of Southern Maine Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,908 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,578 tuition
$9,786 on campus room & board
$1,346 books
$1,198 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$29,620 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,290 tuition
$9,786 on campus room & board
$1,346 books
$1,198 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,945 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
51% get federal aid ($3,749 avg)
37% get state aid ($1,171 avg)
45% get institn'l aid ($2,945 avg)
74% get loans ($7,468 avg)

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Financial Aid

$2,416,913
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,266 69%
Federal Grant Aid $3,749 51%
Pell Grants $3,780 43%
Other Federal Grants $695 43%
Institution Grant Aid $2,945 45%
State Grant Aid $1,171 37%
Student Loans $7,468 74%
Federal Loans $5,660 74%
Other Loans $10,805 12%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does University of Southern Maine offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
96 Falmouth St
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 780-4141
http://www.usm.maine.edu/fin/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $253
Out of State $665

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Matt
  • Oct-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Very affordable education, but a little pricey on the dorms and meals. I feel for the cost I am getting a good education here. I am pleased with this school. It all about what you want to put into it.

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  • 3
  • Margaret from Londonderry, NH
  • Jun-28-2014 I am a past student here

    Some programs were experiencing cut-backs/down sizing which limited options for classes. Some majors were in the process of being eliminated.

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  • 5
  • Pedro
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Good bang for the buck...even better if you get scholarships. Very affordable for working students.

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  • 2
  • Joe from Gorham, Maine
  • Jul-01-2013 I am a current student here

    If the financial aid at USM was better, this would be an amazing school. I have come to love it so much over my time here. Not all appreciate it, but to me it has its quirks like any school. The problem is that, even at $18k for in-state and $32k for out-of-state, the value just is not there. Students are given minuscule financial aid packages and left holding the bag for the rest. Work study is held onto as thought it is a fine gem, leaving many students with low EFCs with no campus employment. The housing costs have decreased, thankfully, but the cost for food is higher than it should be for the quality. Students pay nearly as much to live in a brand new dorm as they do for one built in the 1960s that has not been painted since that time.

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