Program and Course Fees in Addition to Tuition
Digital Textbook Fee: Digital Textbooks are provided for selected courses in an effort to bring UM students competitively priced course material. The cost is charged to the student’s account as a separate charge. The content can be accessed on the first day of class through the student’s Brightspace account. At that time a student can opt out, and the fee will be reversed. For questions regarding this charge contact the bookstore at email@example.com.
Nursing Kaplan Fee: A fee of $165 for each of the last four semesters of the undergraduate nursing curriculum will be charged. This covers the use of the Kaplan Integrated product, which is a required learning & assessment tool used in the School of Nursing.
Social Work Program Fee: A fee of $25 per course will be charged for all Social Work practicums (Field Internships) within the School of Social Work. The Social Work Program Fee is to cover the differential costs associated Social Work courses.
Spatial Program Fee: A fee of $100 per course will be charged for all Spatial Information Science and Engineering (SIE) course designators within the School of Computing and Information Science. The Spatial Program Fee is to cover the differential costs associated with Spatial Information Science and Engineering Courses.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Program Fee: A fee of $600.00 will be charged per semester for 1st and 2nd year matriculated graduate students. The fee is to cover the differential costs associated with the graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Sonia Fee: The School of Social Work uses Sonia LIVE as a comprehensive online data management system for all student activities related to the field practicums. Students enrolled in the BSW and MSW programs are required to pay a $25 fee each time they are in a field placement. The Sonia system will enable them to complete field applications, access information about field sites, and store their field evaluations. BSW students will be charged one time at the start of their senior year. If they enter the MSW program as an Advanced Standing student, they will be charged an additional $25 at the start of their specialization year field practicum. MSW students who do not have a BSW will be charged a fee for each of their two field placements, both the generalist year and specialization year field practicums ($50 total). Students will have lifetime access to the Sonia system.
Taskstream-Tk20 Fee: The College of Education uses TaskStream-Tk20 as a comprehensive online data management system for all Academic Programs related to teacher or administrator certification. Students enrolled in any of these programs are required to purchase an account with Taskstream-Tk20. This account will enable them to complete Key Assessments, build professional portfolios, and provide information regarding field experiences, student teaching and administrative internships. There is a one-time $139 fee for a TaskStream-Tk20 account, which will be applied in Maine Street once a student starts a term in a participating program. The account will be active for seven years after the date of activation.
Applied Music Course Fee: Music majors and some music minors will be charged a fee of $100 for half hour private lessons or $200 for one hour private lessons. Non music majors will be charged a fee of $300 for half hour private lessons or $600 for one hour private lessons.
Travel Study Course Fee: Travel Study Course Fee will be charged to students who choose to participate in a travel study course. The Travel Study Course Fee is to cover the differential costs associated with each travel study course and will vary by course.
Math Placement Exam Fee: The University of Maine requires an ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment to determine readiness for mathematics courses. ALEKS PPL is a web-based program that uses artificial intelligence to map a student’s strengths and weaknesses. More information is available at: https://umaine.edu/clasadvisingcenter/math-placement-exam/
Students will be billed $25 for using the ALEKS Placement Assessment. This fee appears on their student account, viewable in MaineStreet, as a Math Placement Exam fee. This small fee covers three possible attempts as well as access to one Prep and Learning Module. In the event that you need to access an additional Prep and Learning Module, please reach out to your advisor.