University Fees in Addition to Tuition

Undergraduate Activity Fee: Activity fee funds are used by the Student Government associations to support various activities.

  • For Undergraduates, the fee is $53.00 per Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 terms only if you are registered for 6 or more credit hours. This fee will only be assessed for credit hours taken on the University of Maine campus and courses changed from on-campus to remote or hybrid delivery due to COVID-19.
  • For Undergraduates, the fee is $53.00 per Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms only if you are registered for 6 or more credit hours. This fee will only be assessed for credit hours taken on the University of Maine campus and courses changed from on-campus to remote or hybrid delivery due to COVID-19.

Graduate Activity Fee: Graduate activity fee funds are used by the Graduate Student Government (GSG) to support its operations, including advocacy on behalf of all University of Maine graduate students, the Graduate Student Academic Exposition (GradExpo), and the individual grants program, which provides up to $850.00 per graduate student per Fall and Spring terms to support academic and professional development.

  • The activity fee is $55.00 for the Fall 2019 term and $60.00 for the Spring 2020 term for all graduate students.
  • The activity fee is $60.00 for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms for all graduate students.

Communications Fee: The communications fee provides support to the student newspaper (The Maine Campus), the student radio station (WMEB), and ASAP (a student-operated New Media research and development organization). The fee is $15.00 per Fall and Spring terms only. This fee will only be assessed for 6 or more credit hours taken on the University of Maine campus and courses changed from on-campus to remote or hybrid delivery due to COVID-19.

Unified Fee: This fee replaces individual course and lab fees in many courses taken by students and covers fixed costs of providing educational and student services not directly related to course instruction. The areas supported include, but are not limited to student services (Counseling and Career Centers for example), the operation of facilities such as student centers, and student-utilized, instruction-related technologies. Academic transcripts are also included in the cost of the fee. The fee is charged to all students regardless of services utilized based on enrollment level. Student Life continues to make services available during the COVID-19 campus closure. Visit Student Life’s website for more information.

Fall 2019 – Summer 2020

Credit Hours
Per Term
Less than 6 134.00
At least 6 but less than 12 410.00
At least 12 but less than 16 1,005.00
16 or more 1,031.00

 

Fall 2020 – Summer 2021

Credit Hours
Per Term
Less than 6 137.00
At least 6 but less than 12 420.00
At least 12 but less than 16 1,030.00
16 or more 1,057.00

 

Recreation Center Fee – This fee supports the Rec Center debt service, equipment maintenance and replacement, and operation of the Student Recreation Center. It includes access to the Student Recreation and Fitness Center and The Maine Bound Adventure Center. This fee also includes unlimited Level I adult group exercise classes, Intramural Sports and Sport Club participation. Also included are reduced program fees for specialty fitness programs, Maine Bound Trips and courses, equipment rental, and other programs. This fee will be assessed for all credit hours taken at the University of Maine regardless of class structure or individual use of Rec Center facilities. Fee retractions are possible for distance/remote students living greater than 35 miles from the Orono campus. Requests of the fee retraction can be made at https://umaine.edu/campusrecreation/memberships/full/students/fee-waivers/

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

Credit Hours
Per Term
Less than 6 87.00
6 or more 146.00

 

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Credit Hours
Per Term
Less than 6 92.00
6 or more 154.00

 

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 Blackboard account.  For questions regarding this charge contact the bookstore at um.bookstore@maine.edu.
Fall 2020
Course
Cost (Tax Incl)
BIO 350 $55.07
BUA 653 $105.50
CHF 201 $84.39
CHF 351 $144.54
CHY 121 $88.61
CHY 131 $88.61
CHY 242 $99.06
COS 120 $31.64
ENG 317 $42.19
ERS 191 $62.56
FIN 353 $105.50
KPE 385 $56.97
MAT 107 $72.53
MAT 108 $35.61
MEE 150 $47.46
MGT 337 $105.49
PHY 107 $62.25
PHY 111 $62.25
PHY 121 $88.61
PSY 100 $72.15
PSY 208 $52.74
SPA 109 $105.49
STS 232 $84.39
WLE 200 $75.96


Late Payment Fee
: If financial aid, a waiver or a graduate assistantship has been awarded but is not shown on the bill, if an installment plan has been completed but is not shown on the bill, or if your bill is to be paid in part or in whole by your employer or another agency, and is not shown on the bill, such information must be entered in the Anticipated Resources area of Student Self-Service on MaineStreet (Path: Student Self-Service / Self Service / Campus Finances /Anticipated Resources). Failure to provide this information and pay any remaining balance will result in a $50.00 monthly Late Payment Fee.

First Year Residential Experience Fee: Beginning with the Fall 2007 semester, a one-time fee of $50.00 is assessed to all first year residential students taking any credit hours on the University of Maine campus or taking courses changed from on-campus to remote or hybrid delivery due to COVID-19. The First Year Residential Experience environment requires cutting-edge programming. The goals of the First Year Residential Experience fall into three broad categories: academic achievement, social integration, and student development. Specifically, the goals of the First Year Residential Experience include:

  1. Increase student-to-student interactions.
  2. Increase student-to -faculty interactions.
  3. Create study environments in the Residence halls and promote/reinforce student academic endeavors.
  4. Develop strong student study skills and study habits.
  5. Create opportunities for altruism, activism, and citizenship development in the First Year Residential Experience.
  6. Create social engagement opportunities between students.
  7. Promote diversity and discussion around racial, ethnic, and social issues.
  8. Create and promote mentoring and tutoring connections between students.
  9. Support UMaine traditions, history, and lore.

Please contact Kenda Scheele, Senior Associate Dean of Students, by email at kenda.scheele@maine.edu or by phone at 207.581.1406 with any questions concerning this fee.

Student Health Insurance: Student health insurance options available at the University of Maine

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