In keeping with its educational mission, University of Maine at Farmington expects each student to exercise responsibility and timeliness in fulfilling one’s financial obligations to the University. Each student has an individual student account record maintained in the student’s name by the Student Accounts Office. UMF currently mails billing statements to students at least once per semester. Students are expected to view their account information through MaineStreet, a secure, on-line system located at http://mainestreet.maine.edu where transactions on Student Self Service > Student Center can be accessed in detail by semester.
Academic Year Payment Plans
Payment plans cover one semester’s charges at a time. Payment plans do not carry over from Fall to Spring and instructions on how to enroll online each semester is mailed with the billing statement. Account statement information may be viewed on MaineStreet under Student Self Service > Student Center. We recommend keeping the payment schedule dates below in a prominent, accessible place to help you adhere to the published payment deadlines. You will not receive a monthly billing statement.
These plans allow you to pay the balance due in four OR five monthly installments for Fall and five monthly installments for Spring.
|Four (4) Payment Plan – Fall 2020||Five (5) Payment Plan – Fall 2020||Five (5) Payment Plan – Spring 2021|
|Pay 1: by September 15th||Pay 1: by August 15th||Pay 1: by January 15th|
|Pay 2: by October 15th||Pay 2: by September 15th||Pay 2: by February 15th|
|Pay 3: by November 16th (Nov. 15th is a Sunday)||Pay 3: by October 15th||Pay 3: by March 15th|
|Pay 4: by December 15th||Pay 4: by November 16th (Nov. 15th is a Sunday)||Pay 4: by April 15th|
|Pay 5: by Decemer 15th||Pay 5: by May 15th|
To determine the amount of your first payment, divide the balance due by the amount of payments in your plan and then add the enrollment fee of $30.00 to your first payment. If your charges change after your enrollment, your monthly payments will be adjusted accordingly.
Pay Your Bill Online or Authorize Other Users to View and Pay Bill Online
Students may pay their bill online, or they can authorize others to view and pay their bill on-line. To do this the student needs to log on to Mainestreet. The student will click on Student-Self Service > Student Center. On the Student Center page, the student will click on the Pay My Bill under the Finances section on MaineStreet. The student will then click on View Bill/Payment Options > Access Touchnet Bill + Payment (be sure popup blocker is turned off). Once in Touchnet, you would follow the steps to pay the bill. The student can also authorize other users to pay on-line by will clicking on the Authorized Users tab (top of the screen) > Add Authorized User. The student will then enter the email address of the person they want to authorize to view and/or pay on their account. The new person authorized will then receive an email with the link to Touchnet and their password.
Credit/Debit Card Authorization
The University of Maine at Farmington contracts with an outside vendor to enhance our student account processes for students and parents. Payment by Credit Card will only be available on-line under MaineStreet, under Student Self Service > Student Center. Accepted credit cards are VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Credit/Debit card processing will be charged a 2.85% convenience fee (minimum $3.00 charge) by our processing vendor. The Staff at the Merrill Center does not have access to make credit/debit card transactions.
Other Ways to Pay
- Cash – Pay in person at the UMF Merrill Center, 224 Main Street, Farmington
- Check – Make checks payable to the University of Maine at Farmington and deliver to UMF Merrill Center, 224 Main Street, Farmington, ME 04938. Please include student id number and student name with payment.
- Bank ACH and Wire Transfers for US Currency – If you are unable to make payment through MaineStreet, you may authorize a banking institution to transfer US funds to the University of Maine at Farmington via ACH or wire. Please contact the Merrill Center at 207-778-7100 for ACH or wire transfer instructions.
The University of Maine at Farmington has partnered with Flywire for international payments. This service provides students and their families a cost-effective, convenient method for making payments to the University of Maine at Farmington in foreign currencies.
Flywire allows you to:
- Pay from any country and any bank
- Save money on bank fees and ensure your payment is received in full
- Obtain excellent foreign exchange rates with a best rate guarantee
- Get piece of mind with multilingual customer support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Track your payments from start to finish
- Minimum payment is $50
- Under Section 4. Info for the receiver, select the University of Maine at Farmington
- Student ID number is required
For questions about paying with Flywire, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay Now With Flywire: https://payment.flywire.com/pay/payment
Former Students: Debit/Credit Card Online Payment
If you are a former student and no longer have access to your MaineStreet portal, please contact the Merrill Center to request being added as an authorized user to your student account. This will give you access to the TouchNet Payment Gateway to make an online payment towards your student account. Accepted credit cards are VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Credit/Debit card processing will be charged a 2.85% convenience fee (minimum $3.00 charge) by our processing vendor. The Staff at the Merrill Center does not have access to make credit/debit card transactions.
Past due payments are subject to a $50.00 late penalty fee that will be assessed monthly; up to a total of $200.00 on accounts not paid to current status. Card users are reminded to be mindful of any dollar limitations in amounts that can be debited or charged. Checks returned for insufficient funds will be considered a late payment and be subject to the $50.00 late fee, and a $25.00 returned check fee. Loss or failure to receive your statement does not relieve your obligation to pay on time. Statements are sent to the Billing Address on file in MaineStreet or to a student’s permanent Mailing Address if a separate billing address is not on file.
Consequences of Non-payment:
If your account becomes severely past due, the University may ultimately forward your account to a collection agency. In addition, it could submit your name for tax refund garnishment from the State of Maine, prohibit enrollment at any campus of the University of Maine System, withhold transcripts, and take other actions to pursue payment. If you experience any trouble meeting your payment obligations, we strongly encourage you to 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
Farmington, Maine 04938
TDD/TTY 207 778-7244