The University of Maine at Farmington is recognized as having one of the most successful and effective financial aid programs in the state of Maine. Last year alone, UMF students received aid packages averaging $14,932 per student in the 2019-2020 academic year.

The UMF Financial Aid staff is eager to help students and families navigate the sometimes confusing world of college financing. In addition, the University of Maine at Farmington has a number of innovative cost-saving options that allow you and your family to make sound financial decisions — interest-free payment plans, budget-conscious meal plans, and course offerings enabling you to earn your degree in just four years are just a few of the options available to help make your college experience more affordable.

UMF also offers opportunities, like allowing credits for prior learning and summer enrollment incentives, which help you to earn a degree even more quickly. The mission of the UMF Financial Aid Office is an outgrowth of the campus mission as Maine’s public liberal arts college. Our purpose is to support student access and persistence to graduation through the delivery of an array of services and support that primarily encompasses grants, scholarships, on-campus student employment and payroll, and assorted loan programs.

We strive to honor the vision of UMF and to uphold the values of our campus mission through financial aid services marked by excellence.

How Aid is Determined


Financial Aid Notification

Special Circumstances

Financial Aid 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.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to helping you.

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