University of Southern Maine
Portland, 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.
$11,582
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,645
$30k - $48k
$8,747
$48k - $75k
$12,609
$75k - $110k
$16,199
$110k+
$16,687
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.
$8,918
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.
$21,294
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.
$9,850
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
81%
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.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,062
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.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,436
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,082
Students receiving state aid
35%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,814
Students receiving federal aid
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,436
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.
$23,945,056
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,031,317

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.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,748
Students receiving federal loans
61%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,524
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,934
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.
$14,000
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.
$229

What Students Are Saying

3.25 Average Rating
if you're from out-of-state, make sure that you're coming to usm because they offer a major or program that schools in your home state don't offer, otherwise out-of-state tuition might not be worth it.
Jenae
It's a cheap school, but not as cheap as it could be. Atmosphere, classes, and dining seem to be up to par, but the living spaces (which is usually most important to students) really isn't.
Meghan from Wells, ME
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.
Matt
After scholarships, I am only paying $835 this semester for tuition. I am very impressed with the education I am getting here, and for the price it is unbeatable.
Jasmine from Gray, ME
Tuition like any University is high, however you will notice when you get into your classes with Professor who are passionate about their work, that the money you have spent is worth it.
Melinda from Portland, ME
Both in and out of state residential students have expressed the affordability. Just wish there were more scholarship offerings in the area of music.
Rinette from Belfast, Maine