2021-2022 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 2021-2022 academic year are:

 Maine Resident  Non-Maine Resident  New England Regional Program *
 Tuition  $ 9,216 per year  $21,152 per year  $15,200 * per year
 Mandatory Fees  $ 950 per year  $ 950 per year  $ 950 per year
 Room & Board  $10,336 per year  $10,336 per year  $10,336 per year
 TOTAL  $20,502 per year  $32,438 per year $26,486 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.


Want to save nearly $6,000 per year in Tuition?

* New England Regional Student Program Tuition Discounts for Non-Maine Residents — a savings of nearly $6,000 per year

Through the New England Regional Student Program, students from other New England states can apply for certain academic programs at UMF and pay reduced tuition. That’s a savings of nearly $6,000 per year. See which UMF programs qualify.

Residents of Canada may 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? You receive Maine’s low Maine Resident Tuition — a savings of more than $11,000 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


Student Health Insurance

Change in health insurance offering to the Student Health Insurance Program — health insurance is no longer required to attend UMF.

A new change in the health insurance verification requirement for students enrolled at UMF will take effect on August 1, 2021.

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.

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.

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


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 2022 “Best Value School,” Regional Colleges – North  (#4)
— U.S. News & World Report

The University of Maine at Farmington was also rated the #4 U.S.News Best Value School – Regional Colleges – North for 2022.

According to U.S. News, their calculation takes into account a school’s academic quality, as indicated by its 2021 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking. UMF was the Top ranked Public Regional College – North.

The Best Value schools were determined by taking into account a school’s academic quality and the net cost of attendance for an out-of-state student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. According to U.S.News, the higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.

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 2022 “Top Performer in Social Mobility” Regional Colleges – North  (#2)
— U.S. News & World Report

UMF’s commitment to providing an affordable education is further reflected in its ranking as the #2 Top Performer in Social Mobility in its 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 be 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 2021-2022 “Best Bang for Your Buck” school
— Washington Monthly

The University of Maine at Farmington was ranked #16 in the Top Bachelor’s Colleges category, nationally in the U.S. by Washington Monthly for 2021-22. Farmington’s overall score was a combination of three metrics including social mobility, research and service.

This is the 12th year in a row UMF has been recognized by Washington Monthly as a smart, well-run college that helps students earn a high-quality diploma at an affordable price while instilling in them a sense of service.

Farmington was also named a Best Bang for Your Buck school by Washington Monthly, placing #60 among public and private schools in the crowded Northeast category.

A 2022 “Best College for Veterans,” Regional Colleges – North  (#2)
— U.S. News & World Report

In addition, U.S. News ranked the University of Maine at Farmington #2 Best School for Veterans – Regional Colleges – North for 2022.

The Best Schools for Veterans category was created to provide 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.

To be included in this ranking, schools must be certified for the GI Bill, participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program or be a public school that charges in-state tuition to all out-of-state veterans, enroll a minimum of 20 veterans and active service members and be in the top half of its ranking 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.

We offer our low Maine resident tuition rate to all U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Service Members – from every state. A savings of more than $11,000 per year.

See our Veteran Services page for details


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.