For the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year, the University of Maine at Farmington will hold its tuition rate — to 2011-2012 levels — keeping a high quality UMF education affordable to more families.

For the 6th consecutive year, University of Maine System Trustees voted to extend the tuition freeze at the University of Maine at Farmington. The tuition rates below will be in effect for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. Our commitment to providing UMF students with affordable access to a quality, career-advancing education leads the nation.

2016-2017 Tuition, Fees, Room & Board

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 University of Maine at Farmington expenses for the 2016-2017 academic year are:

Maine Resident Non-Maine Resident **
New England Regional Program *
Tuition $ 8,352 per year $17,440 ** per year $12,960 * per year
Mandatory Fees $    865 per year $    865 per year $    865 per year
Room & Board $ 9,112 per year $ 9,112 per year $ 9,112 per year
TOTAL $18,329 per year $27,417 per year $22,937 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 more than $4,000 per year. The academic programs that qualify for this vary by state. See which UMF programs qualify for your state.

** All Non-Maine Resident veterans and active duty service members receive the lower Maine Resident tuition rate.

UMF honors and appreciates our veterans. We offer our low Maine resident tuition rate to all U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Service members – regardless of your state of residence. See our Veteran Services page for details.

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 $1,644. (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, 2016. For details, please contact the UMF Merrill Center, 207‐778‐7100.)

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.

Apply to Farmington FREE. Yes, FREE.

Last year we eliminated our application fee. For everyone. All the time. Look, you’ve done all the hard work to prepare yourself for the next step in your education. You shouldn’t have to worry about coming up with an application fee. Just concentrate on finding the best college for you.

Nationally Recognized As An Outstanding College Value

The University of Maine at Farmington was recognized as the top Maine college in Washington Monthly’s 2015 “Best Bang for the Buck rankings.

Of more than 400 public and private colleges in the northeast ranked in Washington Monthly’s “The Other College Guide: A Roadmap for the Right School for You,” UMF is ranked number 14 overall, skyrocketing up from 151 place in three short years. See more here (pdf).

Farmington was also named one of the publication’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in 2014 and 2013. Washington Monthly recognizes colleges and universities that do not cater to affluent students and ranks them based on affordability.