The University of Maine at Farmington offers a high quality, nationally ranked education at a very affordable price. There’s a reason it has been named a U.S.News & World Report Best Value School.
2019-2020 Tuition, Fees, Room & Board
Based on a typical full-time load of 32 credits per year, a double room, a Plan A 7-Day All-Access dining plan with $100 Flex, and mandatory fees, the annual expenses at the University of Maine at Farmington for the 2019-2020 academic year are:
|Maine Resident||Non-Maine Resident **||New England Regional Program *|
|Tuition||$ 8,992 per year||$19,840 ** per year||$14,848 * per year|
|Mandatory Fees||$ 915 per year||$ 915 per year||$ 915 per year|
|Room & Board||$ 9,902 per year||$ 9,902 per year||$ 9,902 per year|
|TOTAL||$19,809 per year||$30,657 per year||$25,665 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 $5,000. See which UMF programs qualify.
Note: If you are an out-of-state (non-Maine) resident and one of your parents or grandparents 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. See more below.
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 $2,157. If you already have coverage under another plan, you will be able to opt out of the Student Health Insurance Plan by October 1, 2019. 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.
A 2019 U.S. News Best Value School
The University of Maine at Farmington was rated the #10 U.S.News Best Value School – Regional Colleges – North for 2019. According to U.S. News, their calculation takes into account a school’s academic quality, as indicated by its 2019 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking (UMF was the #4 ranked Public Regional College – North) and the 2017-2018 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal. Only schools ranked in or near the top half of their categories are included because U.S. News considers the most significant values to be among colleges like the University of Maine at Farmington that are above average academically.
Farmington is the highest ranked Best Value School among New England public colleges or universities in this region’s category. The category Regional Colleges – North includes schools across Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland that focus on the undergraduate experience.
A 2018-2019 Money magazine Best College for Your Money
The University of Maine at Farmington was chosen one of Money magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money for 2018-2018. Farmington was one of only three public universities in Maine to make the Money magazine list of just 727 colleges recognized across the nation.
A 2018-2019 Student Loan Hero.com Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly College
The University of Maine at Farmington was named one of the nation’s Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges by Student Loan Hero.com. UMF was rated #15 in the nation in its Out-of-State Affordability Rank and #21 in the nation in its In-State Affordability Rank.
Student Loan Hero rated progressive colleges and universities from across the nation that take a strong stand against discrimination — and won’t break the bank. It selected schools that score four stars or higher (out of a total of five) by Campus Pride (see below) and then ranked them according to their affordability for students. Other schools listed include Princeton University, Amherst, College, Williams College, Swarthmore College, Duke University, Colgate University, University of Pennsylvania, among others.
** We offer our low Maine resident tuition rate to all U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Service members – from every state.
A 2019 “Best College for Veterans,” Regional Colleges – North (#4)
— U.S. News & World Report
In addition, U.S. News ranked the University of Maine at Farmington #4 Best School for Veterans – Regional Colleges – North for 2019. According to U.S. News, the top ranked schools participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees. The category Regional Colleges – North includes schools across Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland that focus on the undergraduate experience.
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.
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.