2023-2024 Tuition, Fees, Room & Board

Based on a typical full-time load of 30 credits per year, a double room, an All-Access dining plan, and mandatory fees, the annual expenses at the University of Maine at Farmington for the 2023-2024 academic year are:

  Maine Resident  Non-Maine Resident New England Regional Program *
 Tuition $8,910 per year $21,000 per year $15,120 * per year
 Mandatory Fees $ 2,079 per year $ 2,079 per year $ 2,079 per year
 Room & Board $10,970 per year $10,970 per year $10,970 per year
 TOTAL $21,959 per year $34,049 per year$28,169 per year

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.

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.

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* New England Regional Student Program Tuition Discounts for Non-Maine Residents — a savings of $5,880 per year

Through the New England Regional Student Program, students from other New England states can enroll in certain academic programs at UMF and pay reduced tuition.

Also: Residents of Canada pay the Maine resident tuition rate.

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.

Are you a Veteran or Active Duty Service Member from a state other than Maine? Here, you receive Maine’s low Maine Resident Tuition — a savings of more than $12,000 per year

All U.S Veterans and Active Duty Service Members receive our low Maine Resident Tuition Rate, regardless of your home state.

See our Veteran Services page for details

Make Farmington Your Affordable Choice

Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is no longer required to attend UMF.

Although health insurance is no longer required to attend UMF, affordable health insurance is available. We strongly encourage students to acquire health insurance coverage that meets their individual needs. There are cost-effective options available for many students, including expanded eligibility for income-based premium subsidies.

This UMaine System webpage outlines student options for accessing health insurance coverage and information about free wellbeing resources for those students who are not already covered under another plan.

Please contact us if you have questions: 207-581-2681

A 2024 “Best Value School,” Regional Colleges – North  (#6)
— U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News named the University of Maine at Farmington a Best Value School, Regional College – North for 2024.

According to U.S. News, their calculation takes into account a school’s academic quality, as indicated by its 2024 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, and the 2022-2023 net cost of attendance for an out-of-state 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 that are above average academically.

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 2024 “Top Performer in Social Mobility” Regional Colleges – North  (#2 – tie)
— U.S. News & World Report

The University of Maine at Farmington’s commitment to providing an affordable education is further reflected in its U.S. News ranking as the #2 Top Performer in Social Mobility in its category.

UMF was the only school of its kind in New England to appear in the Top 10 of the Social Mobility category.

This U.S. News ranking recognizes how well schools provide affordable access to higher education and graduate students from lower family incomes.

Nationally, economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college but some colleges, like UMF, are more successful than others at advancing social mobility. We do this by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with federal Pell Grants. The vast majority of Pell Gants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000.

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 2024 “Top Public Regional College” – North  (#7)
— U.S. News & World Report

UMF was named the #7 U.S. News & World Report Top Regional Public College – North for 2024.

Regional Colleges refer to those institutions that focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines.

Farmington was also the #11 Best Regional College – North Overall, a category that includes public and private colleges of a similar scope.

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.

UMF has been rated one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News 26 times since 1998.

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.

Please Note: 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.