The University of Maine at Farmington is recognized as having one of the most successful and effective financial aid programs in the state of Maine.
About 93% of UMF full-time undergraduate degree-seeking students receive some form of financial assistance: grants, merit scholarships, federal and state financial aid, loans, UMF scholarships, private scholarships, student employment, and more. We send Financial Aid information to everyone who applies to UMF.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available from your high school, most public libraries, from the UMF Financial Aid Office, or fill it out online (see Related Link – FAFSA Online).
- The FAFSA is the only application you need to be considered for need-based aid at the University of Maine at Farmington. We do not require a Profile form or any other financial aid application in addition to the FAFSA.
- The FAFSA is required to apply for need-based, federal, state, and University aid at UMF as well as for subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.
- You must enter the University of Maine at Farmington’s federal school code, 002040 on your FAFSA form.
Filing Online (see Related Link – FAFSA Online)
- If you file online you must first get a PIN number. The PIN info located is located right on the FAFSA homepage — you can’t miss it.
- Separate PIN numbers are necessary for the student and the parent.
- Your PIN will be e-mailed to you within 1-5 days or snail-mailed within 7-10 days. With your PIN number in hand, you and a parent can then complete the online FAFSA. You can apply for a PIN any time of the year.
When to Apply: File the FAFSA as early as you can.
Big changes have come to the FAFSA. The FAFSA is now be available earlier and it will be easier to complete.
- Again, file the FAFSA as early as you can. The 2017-2018 FAFSA will be available at FAFSA.gov on October 1, 2016.
- Complete and submit the FAFSA on or after October 1, 2016 for those planning to attend UMF in the 2017–2018 academic year)
- The 2017-2018 FAFSA will require 2015 income information, so applicants will no longer have to estimate income information. There is no downside to filing early, and it is one of the best ways to maximize your financial aid eligibility.
- Priority for financial aid packaging at UMF will be given to those whose completed FAFSA is received at the federal processor by March 1, 2017 (for those planning to attend UMF in the 2017–2018 academic year).
If you have questions any time during the financial aid process, please contact us.
Financial Aid Office
University of Maine at Farmington
224 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938