2020-2021 Graduate Studies Tuition & Fees

Per Course (3 credit hours) per credit hour
Tuition (Maine residents and non-Maine residents)
$1,281 $427
Additional cost – $92 per semester Unified Fee
Master’s Degrees require 11-21 courses *
Graduate Certificates require 4-6 courses *

Master’s Degree Course Totals

  • Master’s in Counseling Psychology: 21 courses
  • Master’s in Early Childhood Education: 12 courses
  • Master’s in Educational Leadership: 11 courses
  • Master’s in Special Education: 12 courses

Graduate Certificate Course Totals

  • Certificate in Administration: 4 courses
  • Certificate in Assistive Technology (AT): 5 courses
  • Certificate in English Language Learning (ELL): 5 courses
  • Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education: 4 courses
  • Certificate in Math Intervention Specialist: 4 courses
  • Certificate in Math Leadership: 4 courses
  • Certificate in Special Ed Administration: 5 courses
  • Certificate in Special Ed – Elementary: 4 courses
  • Certificate in Special Ed – Secondary Education: 5 courses
  • Certificate in Systems of Student Support: 4 courses

* Note: The number of courses may vary slightly depending on the concentration

Unified Fee Structure: $92 for 1-6 credits, $184 for 7-11.5 credits, $361 for 12 credits or more. The Unified Fee supports instruction-related technologies, including online and in-person access to resources in UMF’s Mantor Library. It also provides graduate students access to UMF’s Fitness & recreation Center. Non-degree graduate students will also pay an additional $50 Outreach Fee each semester they enroll in graduate courses.

Health Insurance

Academic Year (August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021):  $2,264

Spring Only (January 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021):  $1,314

All eligible students (enrolled in 6 credits or more) will be enrolled automatically in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP); an annual charge of $2,264 will appear on the student’s account.  Students who already have health insurance coverage through another insurer will be able to withdraw via an online waiver process, with proper verification. Click here for more information 

Waiver/Enrollment Deadlines:
Spring Enrollment – February 20, 2021

Financial Terms and Conditions

All new and continuing graduate students will need to complete the Financial Terms and Conditions. This Financial Responsibility Statement is found on the Mainestreet Student Center.

Course Payment

If you are enrolled in a UMF course, you are considered to be a UMF student.

  • By registering for the course, you acknowledge your understanding that a seat has been reserved for you and that you are responsible for payment.
  • Payment or a 3rd Party Authorization (P.O.) is required when you register. Late fees may be assessed on any accounts not paid in full at the time of registration.
  • You may not receive a paper bill for your course(s). To see and pay your bill online, please log into your Maine Street Student Center (follow the instructions found here).
  • You may pay your bill by:
    • Debit or credit card (Master Card, American Express, Visa or Discover) through your Student Center
    • Electronic check (ACH), through your Student Center, or
    • Check.  Please mail to:
      UMF Merrill Center Student Services
      224 Main Street
      Farmington, ME 04938
  • If your school district is paying for the course:
    • Please ask your district to fax the purchase order to 207-778-7555 or mail it to:
      UMF Merrill Center Student Services
      224 Main Street
      Farmington, ME 04938
    • If your district will pay only after you receive your grade, you will need to pay UMF up front and be reimbursed after you complete the course and meet your district’s requirements; otherwise you will be charged a $50 late fee.
    • If your district has not provided a purchase order and requests an invoice to pay for your course, please follow the instructions in this pdf to print a bill to deliver to your district.

Details about Payment Plans

Financial Aid


Students enrolled in a single course or certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Master of Science in Education Programs
Limited financial aid is available to graduate students. You may apply for Federal Direct Student Loans or loans through qualified private sources. Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be made to receive a Federal Direct Loan.

For more information, contact the UMF Financial Aid Office through the UMF Merrill Center Student Services: 207-778-7100. A student receiving financial aid must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. Please consult the Graduate Catalog for the full policy and guidelines.

Course Drop / Withdrawal Policies

  • You may drop a UMF course (or withdraw from the University of Maine System) by contacting the UMF Merrill Center Student Services: 207-778-7100 or at registrar@umf.maine.edu.
  • The date you contact the UMF Merrill Center Student Services regarding your intent to drop a course or withdraw will determine your financial adjustment, if any.
  • If you fail to notify the UMF Merrill Center Student Services that you stopped attending or never started your course(s), you will receive a failing grade and will be charged full tuition and fees.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding financial aid for graduate studies programs, 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
TDD/TTY  207 778-7244

Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
Theo Kalikow Education Center
186 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel 207-778-7502
fax 207-778-8134
TDD/TYY 207-778-7000

Mailing address:
Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, Maine 04938