- Installment Payment Plan
- Cash and Check Payments
- Online Payments
- International Payments
- Wires and Bank Transfers
- Employee Tuition Waiver
- Dependent Tuition Waiver
- Graduate Assistantship/Tuition Waiver
- Scholarship Billing
- 3rd Party Sponsor Billing
- Payroll Deduction of Tuition and Fees for UMaine Employees and Graduate Assistants
For those who find it convenient to make monthly payments, the University of Maine is pleased to offer an integrated 5-payment plan. Enrolling in the payment plan is easily done by self-service through the MaineStreet student center or TouchNet authorized user access.
Enrolling in the payment plan requires payment of an enrollment setup fee and the initial payment (20% down payment) at the time of enrollment. Subsequent payments will be due on the 15th of each month from September through December. The Fall 2018 payment plan will be available for self-service enrollment after July 1. Please check back for more information.
The University of Maine is no longer partnering with Higher One to provide its tuition payment plan. The UMaine Higher One site will no longer be available after June 30, 2018. We recommend that prior year participants log in and save whatever information needed for your payment records before that date.
Please call the Bursar’s Office with any billing questions at 207.581.1521.
Please direct financial aid questions to the Office of Student Financial Aid at 207.581.1324.
Cash and check payments may be made by mail or in person at The Bursar’s Office located at 5703 Alumni Hall, Room 100, Orono, Maine 04469-5703. Cashiers in the Bursar’s office are available Monday to Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Online payments (electronic check or credit card) can be made through your MaineStreet Student Center.
You can make an ACH (Electronic Check) payment through your Student Center on MaineStreet. An ACH payment must be from a U.S. bank checking or savings account. There is no fee for this service.
Notice: Effective May 1, 2018, the TouchNet convenience fee for online credit card payments is increasing to 2.85%. Payments scheduled prior to May 1 will be subject to a 2.75% convenience fee.
Payment with credit card can be made online through your MaineStreet Student Center. Payment may be made with VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Online credit card payment services are provided by TouchNet, an external payment processing company. TouchNet will add a non-refundable convenience fee charge of 2.85% (minimum $3.00) for all credit card payments. Credit card payments cannot be accepted by UM Bursar’s Office staff in person, by mail or over the phone.
The University of Maine 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 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
For questions about paying with Flywire, you can email email@example.com
Instructions for Wire Transfer and ACH/EFT. If you are unable to make payment through MaineStreet, you may authorize your banking institution to transfer US funds to the University of Maine via ACH or wire. Please contact the Bursar’s Office at 207.581.1521 for ACH or wire transfer instructions.
Starting in 2017, Employee Tuition Waivers will no longer be processed through the Bursar’s Office but through the UMS Employee Benefits Center. Please complete the Request for Employee Tuition Waiver (PDF), then send to the Employee Benefits Center via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 207.561.3454. Please call the Employee Benefits Center at 207.973.3373 or toll free at 866.269.9635 with any questions.
Full-time, regular employees are eligible for a maximum of two tuition-free courses per semester or summer session, not to exceed four credit hours per course and the course is available.
Part-time, regular employees are eligible for a maximum of one tuition-free course per semester or summer session, not to exceed four credit hours per course and the course is available.
Starting in 2017, Dependent Tuition Waivers will no longer be processed through the Bursar’s Office but through the UMS Employee Benefits Center. Please complete the Request for Dependent Tuition Waiver (PDF), then send to the Employee Benefits Center via email at email@example.com or fax to 207.561.3454. Please call the Employee Benefits Center at 207.973.3373 or toll free at 866.269.9635 with any questions.
A full-time, regular employee’s spouse or dependent child is eligible for a 50% tuition waiver for tuition only provided the spouse or dependent is attending the University of Maine System, and certain criteria are met.
A part-time, regular employee’s spouse or dependent child is eligible for a 25% tuition waiver for tuition only provided the spouse or dependent is attending the University of Maine System, and certain criteria are met.
For questions pertaining to graduate/teacher assistantships, please contact the Graduate School.
Please forward a copy of your award letter to the Office of Student Financial Aid by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing it to 207.581.3261 or mailing the form to the Office of Student Financial Aid, 5781 Wingate Hall, University of Maine, Orono ME 04469-5781.
For questions pertaining to scholarship billing, please call the Bursar’s Office at 207.581.1521.
The student will receive an invoice. The student will use the Anticipated Resources area of Student Self-Service on MaineStreet to notify the University of any third party sponsorship. Instructions on how to enter anticipated resources.
It is the student’s responsibility to obtain authorization from the third party sponsor (purchase order/authorization form) which indicates how much the third party sponsor will be paying on the bill.
The student mails the authorization form, copy of the statement and payment (if any due) to the University by the payment due date. If these items are received by the payment due date shown on the statement, no late fee will be assessed.
For questions on third party sponsorship billing, please call the Bursar’s Office at 207.581.1546 or email Samantha Brown at email@example.com