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Award Information - How is My Bill Calculated?

Your bill is calculated as your charges minus your aid. Your charges are considered direct costs and include items such as tuition, fees, room and board. You will also have indirect costs to consider that do not show up as part of your bill, such as books and supplies.

Your aid will appear as a credit to your account as soon it is disbursed. It will appear as Anticipated Aid until this point. It is possible to not have all your aid disburse at the same time. If this happens, you can check the item summary on your account on MaineStreet to see what has disbursed and what hasn’t.

To check your item summary on MaineStreet, follow these steps:

  1. Log onto MaineStreet.
  2. Click Student Self-Service.
  3. Click Student Center.
  4. Click Self Service.
  5. Click Campus Finances.
  6. Click Account Inquiry.
  7. Click Item Summary tab.
  8. You may choose the term to view using the pull-down menu in the View By section.

During the Fall and Spring Semesters, aid will disburse no sooner than 10 days before the start of the semester. During the Summer Semester, aid will not be available until the first day of your first summer course.

If you have a negative balance you will be issued a refund. If you have a positive balance, you need to make arrangements to pay your bill and report this as anticipated resources.

Questions regarding specific charges on your bill should be addressed to the Office of the Bursar.

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