Nearly all full-time undergraduate degree-seeking Farmington students receive some form of financial assistance: grants, merit scholarships, federal and state financial aid, loans, UMF scholarships, private scholarships, student employment and more. We send Financial Aid information to everyone who applies to UMF.

So, about the FAFSA …

Relax. You. Still. Have. Time.

We understand there may be some lingering issues with the new & improved FAFSA and your decision information may be a bit delayed. Rest assured, we’ve extended our decision date beyond June 1.

We’ve sent an updated message to everyone who has not yet matriculated or withdrawn.

In the meantime, please reach out to us if you have questions or concerns or need assistance.

We’ve got your back on this.

Office of Admissions
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine USA 04938-1994
tel  207-778-7050
fax  207-778-8182
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711

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:

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 U.S. Department of Education has officially soft-launched the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). indicates that during this soft launch period, the application will only be available for short periods of time, while ongoing technical updates and maintenance are performed.
  • While we encourage you to attempt to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible, if you are unable to access the application during this soft launch period, please be assured that you have not missed any University of Maine System financial aid-related deadlines at this time.
  • The U.S. Department of Education is expected to begin sending the FAFSA information to the University of Maine at Farmington during the first half of March.
  • Priority for financial aid packaging at UMF will be given to those whose completed FAFSA is received at the federal processor by March 1.

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, Associate Director of Financial Aid Joe Toner breaks down the application steps.

Contact Us

If you have questions at any time during the financial aid process, please get in touch with 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