Payment Options


Installment Payment Plan

Tuition Payment Plan: For those who find it convenient to make monthly payments, the University of Maine is pleased to offer the tuition payment plan administered by Higher One. Enrolling in a tuition payment plan is easy. Simply visit UMaine’s Tuition Payment Plan site. Choose the payment plan option that is best for you and follow the easy steps to complete your enrollment. The fees for the Tuition Payment Plan are $95.00 for an annual plan or $70.00 for a semester plan.

Please call Higher One at 800.635.0120 if you have any questions about the plan, and a specialist will be happy to assist you.

Please call the Bursar’s Office with any billing questions at 207.581.1525.

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


Cash and Check Payments

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

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

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 2.75% (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

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.


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.


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/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 Beth Coffin at bcoffin@maine.edu.