Rated a 2014 “Best Bang for the Buck” college by Washington Monthly magazine (also in 2013) and a 2013 U.S.News “Great School – Great Price” (also in 2012)

You already know about the University of Maine at Farmington’s reputation for academic excellence. But did you know the University was also named a 2014 “Best Bang for the Buck” school by Washington Monthly (in 2013 too) and a “Great School – Great Price” by USNews & World Report in 2012 and 2013?

It’s true. The University of Maine at Farmington has a well-earned reputation as a great college value.


2014-2015 Tuition, Fees, Room & Board

Fall 2015 expenses are yet to be determined, but based on a typical full-time load of 32 credits per year, a double room, and a 7-Day All-Access dining plan, the annual expenses for the 2014-2015 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 $    865 per year $    865 per year $    865 per year
Room & Board $ 8,970 per year $ 8,970 per year $ 8,970 per year
TOTAL $18,187 per year $27,275 per year $22,379 per year

* 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.

See which UMF programs qualify for your state.


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.

Also, students attending any University of Maine System campus or Maine Community College are required to be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan at an annual premium of $942. (Note: If you already have coverage under another plan, you will be able to opt out of the Student Health Insurance Plan by October 1, 2014. For details, please contact the UMF Merrill Center, 207‐778‐7100.)

Remember, when comparing costs at different colleges, be sure you are accounting for all categories of charges — especially mandatory fees. Not every school includes its mandatory fees in their published annual costs / expenses.

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.