George Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarships were established in 1994 by U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell. One of Senator Mitchell’s highest priorities is to expand and improve opportunities for the education of young people in Maine. The Mitchell Institute awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from every public high school in Maine. Each scholarship award is in the amount of up to $10,000 (i.e., $2,500 for each year of college).

For more info or an application visit the Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship and Research Institute

UMF International Mitchell Scholarship

The UMF International Mitchell Scholarship was established by UMF for George Mitchell Scholars who are enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the University of Maine at Farmington. This one-time, $2,500 scholarship is designed to be used during the junior or senior year of study to pursue any UMF-based international experience, including short-term travel courses in January, May or Summer terms and semester-long study abroad experiences.

The University of Maine at Farmington created this scholarship because of its shared goal with the Mitchell Institute to increase the number of Mitchell Scholars participating in an international experience during their undergraduate college career.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office, below, for details.

Farmington is Family Tuition Discount

The University of Maine at Farmington offers a special Farmington is Family alumni tuition discount which offers Maine’s low in-state tuition rate ($9,216 in 2021-2022) and Maine resident scholarships to college-bound children and grandchildren of UMF graduates who reside out-of-state.

These out-of-state students with at least one parent or grandparent who obtained a degree from UMF can attend Farmington for our in-state tuition rate for all four years — a savings of nearly $12,000 per year.

Farmington is Family students are also eligible for Maine in-state academic merit scholarships and Maine in-state need-based scholarships.

The Farmington is Family tuition discount is for all incoming, returning and transfer students from other institutions.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office, below, for details.

Native American Waiver and Scholarship Program

This program covers tuition, mandatory fees and room & board charges for Native North Americans who have resided in Maine for at least one year.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office, below, for details.

Farmington Fellows Scholarship

Are you a resident of Farmington, New Hampshire? Farmington, Connecticut? Farmington, New York? Farmington Hills, MichiganFarmington, New Mexico? Farmington, MinnesotaOr any other Farmington in the U.S?  Well, we have a special scholarship just for you: our Farmington Fellows Scholarship.

If you’re a resident of a town named Farmington, you can come to the University of Maine at Farmington and pay our low Maine resident tuition for your four years here ($9,216 in 2021-2022). You’ll also be eligible for Maine resident Merit Scholarships. Plus, you’ll receive round-trip travel reimbursement from your Farmington to our Farmington campus each year. Let our Farmington be your new Farmington!

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office, below, for details.

Outside Scholarships

Private groups and organizations sometimes offer scholarships. Students are encouraged to apply for as many outside scholarships as possible. Students are responsible for reporting, in writing, to the UMF Financial Aid Office any outside scholarships they receive. Receipt of outside aid may have an effect on financial aid already awarded. The UMF Financial Aid Office receives notifications of scholarships from certain agencies.

We also recommend students conduct their own scholarship searches. There are a number of free scholarship searches online. One of the most popular searches is fastWeb.

Two Maine organizations that offer scholarships and scholarship information are The Finance Authority of Maine and Maine Education Services.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office, below, for details.

Veterans Benefits

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.

U.S.News & World Report rated the University of Maine at Farmington the #2 Best School for Veterans – Regional Colleges – North for 2022.

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.

Veterans Benefits at UMF are approved by the Veterans Administration for the education and training of veterans, service-persons, and dependents of disabled and deceased veterans. Students who expect to receive benefits should contact the nearest VA regional office for information concerning eligibility, counseling, and benefits. Once admitted, new students should advise the Registrar’s Office they wish to be certified for VA benefits.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office, below, for details.

Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits

UMF is approved for student benefits through the Maine Rehabilitation Commission. Applicants for Maine Vocational Rehabilitation educational benefits must also apply for and be eligible for financial aid.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office, below, for details.

International Student Scholarships

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) Scholarship Search is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

For Current UMF Students

The University of Maine at Farmington has a number of scholarships that recognize students’ academic and other achievements. Current students may apply for these scholarships by completing a form on our internal Web site (myCampus) in late fall.

On this form, they can designate the funds for which they are applying and submit the application electronically to the faculty Academic Scholarship Committee. (Note that academic scholarship applications are separate from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.)

UMF’s restricted academic awards are generally merit-based and are targeted primarily toward returning UMF students who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement. The application deadline is usually early in January.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office, below, for details.

Financial at at UMF — Start to Finish

Whether you’re a First-Year student, a Transfer student or an Adult Learner, filing for financial assistance is critically important. In this informative video, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Joe Toner describes how financial aid works, explains some financial aid terminology, reviews the different types of aid you can apply for, explains how and when to apply for aid, and more.

A 2021 “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 2021.

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 a 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.

Farmington is the highest ranked Best Value School among New England public colleges in the Regional Colleges – North 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 2020-2021 “Best College for Your Money”

— Money magazine

And remember, the University of Maine at Farmington was chosen one of Money magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money for 2020-2021.

The personal finance publication’s rankings recognized Farmington as the second of only three public higher education institutions in Maine that successfully combine quality of education, affordability and post-graduate outcomes. The annual Money rankings offers a practical analysis of more than 700 four-year colleges throughout the U.S., with UMF placing in the top half, nationwide.

Ten different indicators were used to capture the value of post-graduate outcomes, including early career earnings, experienced career earnings and the ability of students to succeed in professional careers. This year’s rankings place special emphasis on affordability, which now accounts for 40% of the ratings, and includes two new net price figures to capture affordability for students from both low- and middle-income backgrounds.

A 2020 “Best Bang for Your Buck College”
— Washington Monthly

The University of Maine at Farmington was named a Washington Monthly 2020 “Best Bang for the Buck” college in the Northeast.

This is the 11th 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.

Contact Us

If you have questions any time during the financial aid process, please contact us. We look forward to helping you.

Financial Aid Office / Merrill Center Student Services
University of Maine at Farmington
224 Main Street
Merrill Hall
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel  207-778-7100
fax  207-778-7555
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711