UMF holds the line on cost – no tuition increase for 2014-2015. Students enrolled for fall 2014 can get this year’s tuition rates.*
In its efforts to keep higher education affordable in Maine, the UMaine System Trustees will freeze UMF tuition rates for a 4th consecutive year in 2014-2015.
This means students who enroll at UMF in fall 2014 will pay the current (2013-2014) tuition rates, below.
* The financial requirements of the University, changing costs, state and legislative action, and other matters may require adjustment of these published charges and expenses. The University reserves the right, up to the date of final registration for a given academic term, to make such adjustments as may be deemed necessary by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. The applicant acknowledges this.
2013-2014 Tuition, Fees, Room & Board
Based on a typical full-time load of 32 credits per year, a double room, and a 15-meals per week / 30-block dining plan, the annual expenses for the 2013-2014 academic year are:
|Maine Resident||Non-Maine Resident||New England Regional Program **|
|Tuition||$ 8,352 per year||$17,440 per year||$12,544 per year|
|Mandatory Fees||$ 815 per year||$ 815 per year||$ 815 per year|
|Room & Board||$ 8,674 per year||$ 8,674 per year||$ 8,674 per year|
|TOTAL||$17,841 per year||$26,929 per year||$22,033 per year|
In addition to the above charges, which apply to all students, there is a one-time orientation fee of $230 for entering first-year students and transfer students.
Remember, when comparing costs at different colleges, be sure you are accounting for all categories of charges. Not every school includes its mandatory fees or orientation fees in their published annual costs / expenses.
** New England Regional Student Program Tuition Discounts for Non-Maine Residents
Through the New England Regional Student Program, students from other New England states and Canada can apply for certain academic programs at UMF and pay reduced tuition. That’s a savings of nearly $4,900 per year. The academic programs that qualify for this vary by state.
Named a U.S.News “Best Value School”
You already know the University of Maine at Farmington was named a U.S. News & World Report “Best College” 16 years in a row (1998-2013). But UMF was also recognized by U.S.News as a “Great School – Great Price” for two consecutive years (2012, 2013).
According to U.S.News, the higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.
The University of Maine at Farmington, Bowdoin, Bates and Colby colleges were the only Maine schools named to the U.S.News list of Best Value Schools.