How to Apply for Financial Aid

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at
  • Do this as early as possible.
  • Note: Prior to filing the FAFSA online, you and your parent must create a FSA ID at which will be used to sign the FAFSA and gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems.
  • You must enter the University of Maine at Farmington’s federal school code, 002040 on your FAFSA.
See more about how to apply for financial aid

Please know …

  • The FAFSA is the only application you need to be considered for need-based aid at UMF.
  • We do not require a Profile Form or any other financial aid application in addition to the FAFSA.
  • The FAFSA is required to apply for need-based, federal, state, and University aid at UMF as well as for subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.

When to Apply:

Note: The FAFSA is now available earlier than in previous years and is easier to complete.

File your FAFSA as early as possible. This is the most important thing we can emphasize.

  • There is no downside to filing as early as possible. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to maximize your financial aid eligibility.
  • The 2021-2022 FAFSA requires 2019 income information, so applicants will no longer have to estimate income information.
  • Priority for financial aid packaging at UMF will be given to those whose completed FAFSA is received at the federal processor by March 1, 2021 (for those planning to attend UMF in the 2021–2022 academic year).

Filing the FAFSA

Filing the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) is the first and most important step in the financial aid process. Every student applying to UMF should file the FAFSA. Here, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Joe Toner breaks down the steps in applying.

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.

Understanding Financial Aid

In this video, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Joe Toner explains terminology and items such as Cost of Attendance (COA); Expected Family Contribution (EFC); categories, types and sources of financial aid; the FAFSA; and different ways to pay the after-financial aid balance (if any).

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award

In this video, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Joe Toner explains how to understand your UMF financial aid notification letter and what you need to do next.

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