Payment Options


Installment Payment Plan

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 through TouchNet access if you are an authorized user on the student’s account.

Important Payment Plan Parameters:

  • Payment plans are based on a per term basis
  • There can only be one plan per student per term regardless of whether the plan was established by the student or an authorized user
  • There is no minimum amount to enroll
  • A $30 enrollment setup fee and the initial payment (20% down payment) is due at the time of enrollment
  • Subsequent payments will be due on the 15thof each month
  • Payments can be automatically scheduled or initiated by the payer
  • Electronic check/ACH or credit card payments are accepted
  • Payments made by credit card incur a 2.85% convenience fee
  • A $25 late fee will be assessed for each late installment payment
  • Deadline for enrolling in a payment plan for the Fall semester is October 15th
  • Students can assign authorized users to their account
  • Authorized users can initiate payment plans, make payments and monitor the account activity

Payment Plan Options:

Estimated Plan: This plan option enables you to select a budget of your choice for the payment plan set up. This is an ideal option for those who have other funding sources paying on their bill and wish to create a payment plan for less than the full balance due at the time of the payment plan enrollment.

With this plan, the student or an authorized user will complete a worksheet to enter their charges and anticipated aid to establish the amount of their monthly payments.  Payments will be broken out into 5 installments, the first being a 20% down payment, and the remaining installments as four equal payments.

Once established, these amounts remain static and changes to the plan amount need to be requested through the Office of the Bursar.

Calculated Plan: This plan option will base the payment plan on the student’s full balance (less any financial aid) due on the account at the time of enrollment in the payment plan.

Payments will be broken down into 5 installments, the first being a 20% down payment and the remaining installments as four equal payments.

*By selecting this payment option, please note that if the balance on the account fluctuates, any remaining payments will also be adjusted to match the change in the balance.

 

 

Please direct billing questions or payment plan assistance requests to the Bursar’s Office at 207.581.1521

Please direct financial aid questions to the Office of Student Financial Aid at 207.581.1324

 


Cash

Pay in person at the Bursar’s Office, Alumni Hall, Room 100.


Check

Mail to Bursar’s Office, 5703 Alumni Hall, Orono Maine  04469.  Please include student id number and student name with payment.


Online Payment

Online payments (electronic check or credit card) can be made through your MaineStreet Student Center.

How to make an online payment.

Authorize other(s) to have access to your account and make a payment on your behalf.

ACH (Electronic Check) Payments

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.

Credit Card Payment Option

Notice: Effective May 1, 2018, the TouchNet convenience fee for online credit card payments is 2.85%. 

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.


International Payments

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 support@flywire.com


Pay Now with Flywire


Bank ACH and Wire Transfers for US Currency

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.


Employee Tuition Waivers

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 benefits@maine.edu 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.


Dependent Tuition Waivers

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 benefits@maine.edu 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.


 

Graduate Assistantships/Tuition Waiver

For questions pertaining to graduate/teacher assistantships, please contact the Graduate School.


Graduate Assistantships/Fellowship Installment Payment Plan

For those who find it convenient to make monthly payments, the University of Maine is pleased to offer two installment payment plans designed for Graduate Assistants and Graduate Fellows.  Enrolling in the payment plan is easily done by self-service through the MaineStreet student center or through TouchNet access if you are an authorized user on the student’s account.

Important Payment Plan Parameters:

  • Payment plans are either based on a per term basis or academic year, depending on the length of your Assistantship or Fellowship
  • There can only be one plan per student per term regardless of whether the plan was established by the student or an authorized user
  • There is no minimum amount to enroll
  • A $15 or $30 enrollment setup fee is due at the time of enrollment
  • The first payment is due 10/1/18.  Subsequent payments will be due on the 1st of each month
  • Payments can be automatically scheduled or initiated by the payer
  • Electronic check/ACH or credit card payments are accepted
  • Payments made by credit card incur a 2.85% convenience fee
  • A $25 late fee will be assessed for each late installment payment
  • Deadline for enrolling in a payment plan for the Fall semester is October 15th
  • Students can assign authorized users to their account
  • Authorized users can initiate payment plans, make payments and monitor the account activity

Payment Plan Options:

UM GA & Fellow Fall 2018: This plan is for Graduate Assistants and Fellows, appointed for Fall 2018 only. Select this plan if you have been appointed to a Fall 2018 graduate assistantship or fellowship only.

With this plan, the student or an authorized user will complete a worksheet to enter their charges and anticipated aid to establish the amount of their monthly payments.   Payments will be broken out into 4 installments.

Any form of financial aid (including loans) accepted by the student will be applied first to the outstanding balance. When completing the cost worksheet, all financial aid should be included in calculation.

A $15 payment plan fee is due at enrollment.  Installments are due on the first day of the month, beginning on 10/1/18 and completing on 1/1/19

Once established, these amounts remain static and changes to the plan amount need to be requested through the Office of the Bursar at umbursar@maine.edu

UM GA & Fellow Annual Plan: This plan is for Graduate Assistants and Fellows, appointed for both the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 only. Select this plan if you have been appointed to both the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 graduate assistantship or fellowship.

With this plan, the student or an authorized user will complete a worksheet to enter their charges, including anticipated spring charges, and anticipated aid to establish the amount of their monthly payments.   Payments will be broken out into 9 installments.

Any form of financial aid (including loans) accepted by the student will be applied first to the outstanding balance. When completing the cost worksheet, all financial aid should be included in calculation.

A $30 payment plan fee is due at enrollment.  Installments are due on the first day of the month, beginning on 10/1/18 and completing on 6/1/19

Once established, these amounts remain static and changes to the plan amount need to be requested through the Office of the Bursar at umbursar@maine.edu

Please direct billing questions or payment plan assistance requests to the Bursar’s Office at 207.581.1521

Please direct financial aid questions to the Office of Student Financial Aid at 207.581.1324


Scholarship Billing

Please forward a copy of your award letter to the Office of Student Financial Aid by emailing umfinaid@maine.edu, 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.


3rd Party/GI Bill™/Sponsor Billing

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 207.581.1530 or email Jennifer Malbon at jennifer.malbon@maine.edu