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University of Southern Maine Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,976 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,578 tuition
$9,980 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,218 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$29,688 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,290 tuition
$9,980 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,218 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,950 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
94% of students receive aid
47% get federal aid ($5,278 avg)
40% get state aid ($1,574 avg)
85% get institn'l aid ($3,950 avg)
70% get loans ($6,900 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.42% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.32% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,385 88%
Federal Grant Aid $5,278 47%
Pell Grants $4,519 47%
Other Federal Grants $856 43%
Institution Grant Aid $3,950 85%
State Grant Aid $1,574 40%
Student Loans $6,900 70%
Federal Loans $5,743 68%
Other Loans $9,963 9%

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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $253
Out of State $665


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Matt
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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