The University of Maine at Farmington offers a high quality education at a very affordable price. There’s a reason it has been named a U.S.News & World Report Best Value School.


2017-2018 Estimated 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 estimated annual expenses at the University of Maine at Farmington for the 2017-2018 academic year are:

Maine Resident Non-Maine Resident **
New England Regional Program *
Tuition $ 8,576 per year $18,144 ** per year $13,728 * per year
Mandatory Fees $    882 per year $    882 per year $    882 per year
Room & Board $ 9,334 per year $ 9,334 per year $ 9,334 per year
TOTAL $18,792 per year $28,360 per year $23,944 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 $4,500 per year. The academic programs that qualify for this vary by state. See which UMF programs qualify for your state.

Note: If you are an out-of-state (non-Maine) resident and either of your parents is a University of Maine at Farmington graduate, you qualify for our special Farmington is Family tuition discount.

** 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 – from every state. See our Veteran Services page for details.

U.S.News & World Report rated the University of Maine at Farmington the #3 Best School for Veterans – Regional Colleges – North for 2018. The category provides military veterans and active-duty service members with data on which top-ranked schools offer benefits that can help veterans make pursuing a college education more affordable.


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 enrolled in 9 or more credits at any University of Maine System campus are required to be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan at an annual premium of $1,692.

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, 2017. 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.


Freshman (First-year student) on-campus residency requirement.

We want you to get your college career off on the right foot and give you the absolute best opportunity to succeed.

Our research has shown that our most successful students — those who became truly immersed in all we have to offer: academics, extracurricular activities, social life, research, volunteer opportunities, everything — lived on campus their very first year. In fact, on-campus residency has proven to be so valuable to our students’ success, we’ve made it a requirement for all freshmen (what we call “First-year students”). Learn more about our residency requirement here.


Named a 2018 U.S.News Best Value School

U.S.News & World Report named the University of Maine at Farmington a Best Value School – Regional College – North for 2018. Farmington was named a U.S.News Best College Value School in 2018, 2017, 2013, 2012 (value, meaning quality and price).

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.