University of New England

Biddeford, 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.
$33,183
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$29,087
$30k - $48k
$28,788
$48k - $75k
$31,319
$75k - $110k
$34,281
$110k+
$36,729
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.
$37,620
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.
$37,620
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.
$14,790
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@une.edu

Aid & Grants

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.
13%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,228
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.
13%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,525
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,118
Students receiving state aid
10%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,484
Students receiving federal aid
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,525
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$25,660
$30k - $48k
$24,843
$48k - $75k
$23,007
$75k - $110k
$15,732
$110k+
$16,405

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.
84%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$12,007
Students receiving federal loans
83%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,123
Average Other Loans Per Year
$17,717
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.
$21,500
Loan Default Rate
4%
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.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
Definitely worth the education and contacts that I made. I was able to travel to another country to study corals in their natural habitat, go to international research conferences to present research, and act at the local theater with UNE's theater group. However UNE can be stingy on financial aid.
Amy from Biddeford, ME
Tuition just increased, but I think as a private college where you're getting a great education, the price is fair. The school offers great financial packages, but room and board prices are a little high.
Kayla from Clifton Park, NY
Although the school is a bit pricey, it is worth it, the teachers are great and are always willing to help, whether it be with homework or with something non school related.
Brittany
It's true that this school is pricey, but there are scholarships available. The teachers are usually of high quality, the food is pretty good, the dorms are liveable, and it's an all-around good school.
Megan from Biddeford, ME
Although private colleges do cost more than state schools, the benefits are enormous. First of all, as I said, the classes are very small and personal. No huge lecture halls. The classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants. I have a friend who attends a state school. She has to pay for her laundry services, I don't. And when we were comparing notes regarding the whole application and enrollment process, UNE was very communicative every step of the way. The state school doesn't seem to take the personal interest in each student that UNE does. In addition, as a reward for not bringing a car on campus, I received a brand new bike. UNE is helping the environment with this incentive. I love biking around campus and exploring the area.
Evan from Woodstock, CT
You definitely get your money's worth. It makes you study hard and work hard. Every one's money goes for something better within the college, and the classes for you. We have the LAC, which if you need tutoring you can go there. They have almost all subjects there. There is the fitness center, Starbucks coffee, multicultural lounge, festivities, the poo, an athletics center, the marine science center, the medical building, and free printing.
Geneva from Palos Heights, IL
UNE is currently rated number one for return on investment, as a private college where you're getting a great education, the price is fair. The school offers great financial packages, but room and board prices are a little high.
Katherine from New Bedford, MA
Although the cost is more than many of us can afford, the campus life, the classes, the professors, and the help are all worth the cash.
Emily from Rockland, ME
The school is relatively expensive but a lot of people are offered scholarships, mostly for high school academics that are set up for four years. Being able to do research as an undergrad is really the biggest benefit to coming to this school. Sometimes some of the administrative decisions are not the best but the education is really what it's all about.
Anna from Arlington, VA

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