NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF EACH MANDATORY FEE
Student Activity Fee
This is a student-approved mandatory fee that is administered by the students for educational, cultural, social, and recreational purposes. Changes to this fee require the approval of the student body, University President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees.
Academic Support Fee
This fee partially takes the place of the Unified Fee and 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.
Student Support Fee
This fee partially takes the place of the Unified Fee and will be paid by all students who are not in exclusively online programs. It funds a portion of the student support functions that students have access to such as a portion of student services, student health center, counseling, and fitness center.
This fee supports the campus technology and educational environment necessary to meet the technological demands of the University of Maine community.
Education Major Fee
All students enrolling in Teacher Education degree programs (Bachelors or Masters of Science in Education) will be assessed a one-time $139 Education Major fee. This fee activates your account with Tk20, a required assessment system for Teacher Education degree programs. The one-time fee activates your account for seven years.
New Student orientation is not subsidized through tuition. The orientation fee is a one-time fee that finances programs, activities, events, meals, publications, and materials necessary for one’s successful transition to UMF. The program is intentionally designed with multiple experiential opportunities that enhance one’s development of a network and connections providing a foundation for academic and personal success at UMF. The orientation program guides new students as they gather relevant information about university and academic requirements, academic advising/planning, and holistic development. Specifically, the fee covers publications, programmatic materials and supplies, activities and events, meals, entertainment and staffing before the academic year (or semester) begins.
Students enrolling in Graduate level courses, on a non-degree basis, will be charged a $50 per semester Outreach Fee.
Some courses have an additional fee to cover the costs of materials, provided by the instructor, that will be used in the course. Typically, all lab science or art classes have an additional fee, although other courses can as well. These fees vary and are indicated in the description of the course on Mainestreet.