2023-2024 Graduate Studies Tuition & Fees

Per Course (3 credit hours) per credit hour
Tuition (Maine residents and non-Maine residents)
$1,320 $440
Additional costs:

  • $94.50 per semester Academic Support Fee
  • $10 per credit hour Technology 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: 11 courses
  • Master’s in Mathematics Education: 11 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 Mathematics Coaching: 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
  • Certificate in Nature-Based Education: 5 courses
  • Certificate in STEAM for Early Childhood and Elementary Educators: 5 courses
  • Certificate in Human Resources Management: 5 courses
  • Certificate in Professional Writing: 4 courses
  • Certificate in Climate Education: 5 courses

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

Academic Support Fee Structure: $94.50 for 1-6 credits, $188.50 for 7-11.5 credits, $370 for 12 credits or more. The Academic Support Fee will be paid by all students. It funds a portion of the academic support functions that all students have access to such as advising and library services. Non-degree graduate students will also pay an additional $50 Outreach Fee each semester they enroll in graduate courses. Matriculated degree students in the MSEd program must pay a one-time Tk20 Assessment Fee of $139.00.

Follow this link for more information about the total cost of attendance

Health Insurance

The University of Maine System, of which UMF is a member, no longer requires students to provide proof of health insurance.

Please note: Some students may still be required to carry health insurance (i.e. Graduate Assistants intercollegiate athletes, and International students).

Navigating Your Insurance Options
Several options are available that will allow you to purchase health insurance that meets your individual needs. If you are interested in any of these options, we recommend you immediately begin the process of shopping for and securing healthcare coverage.

Follow this link for more information.

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 of $50 a month 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 per month.

Details about Payment Plans

Financial Aid

Eligibility for Graduate Students

In order to qualify for financial aid, you need to be admitted into a Master’s Degree Program. Students enrolled as non-degree students, including those in the SPARC Program, or students in UMF certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. There may be some private loans available for non-degree students – check with the Financial Aid Office for more information about private loans.

Master of Science in Education Programs and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Creative Arts
Limited financial aid is available to graduate students matriculated in one of these graduate programs. You may apply for Federal Direct Unsubsidized 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 Unsubsidized Loan. Three credits is considered full-time for graduate programs and qualifies matriculated students to be considered for loans.

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 umf.registrar@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