University of Maine
Orono, ME, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$17,074
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,360
$30k - $48k
$13,462
$48k - $75k
$16,282
$75k - $110k
$19,074
$110k+
$20,335
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,170
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$30,970
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,718
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,544
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,312
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,674
Students receiving state aid
19%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,763
Students receiving federal aid
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,312
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,687,258
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$19,255,196

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
67%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,899
Students receiving federal loans
66%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,661
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,425
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,500
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276

What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
Paying a lot for a school is really just paying for a brand name version of any product. UMaine is a public university and is on the low end as far as price is concerned, but it is a perfectly suitable for any student especially those who are not entirely sure what they want to do. Don't choose a college based on it's name or price. In the long run what matters more is the fact that you got a college education and enjoyed the environment you were in while doing it.
Sydney from Naples, ME
The University of Maine is a state university so it is less expensive than going to a private school. As much as getting your bang for the buck, you get out what you put in. You can have the best college experience here or you could have the worst. UMaine has everything you need gives it all to you, just right at your finger tips. But it is up to you to make the experience and get what you want out of it.
Stephanie
Not entirely sure what this means, so I'm going to assume it means getting your money worth. Being a full time student at the moment, I couldn't really speak for myself. However, I know quite a few graduates who have made the most of their degree and currently have full time jobs.
Nicholas from Gray, ME
Apply for scholarships, especially if you live out of state. It's a great school and it's not too expensive, but it adds up. You'll get your moneys worth.
Hayley from New York
If I was an in state student I'd rate them higher.
Kelsey from Orono, ME
The school is a great price for in-state students, not the best for out of state students. check your major though, some majors are eligible for northeast regional discount. basically if your state(if it participates) does not offer a major that the school has then you get pricing in between instate/out of state
Orono, ME
Out of State is hard but with all of the facilities for students to use it makes it feel a little better.
Caitlyn from Wilmington, DE
The school was tough on my wallet and my parents and it was very tough for me because i am an out of state student. However, after my first year i knew although my parents really didn't understand but this was the school i wanted to be at and i knew that it was worth the money
Rhanmis from Lawrence, MA

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