University Fees in Addition to Tuition

Activity Fee: A student approved mandatory fee that is administered by the students for educational, cultural, social, and recreational purposes. Changes to this fee require the approval of the student body, University President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees.

Undergraduate Activity Fee (per Term)
2022/2023 Academic Year 2023/2024 Academic Year
6+ credit hours $68 $78
Graduate Activity Fee (per Term)
Less than 6 credit hours $60 $60
6+ credit hours $75 $75

Technology Fee: All students are charged a Technology Fee of $12 per credit hour for the 2022/2023 Academic Year. All students are charged a Technology Fee of $15 per credit hour for the 2023/2024 Academic Year. This fee supports the campus technology and educational environment necessary to meet the technological demands of the University of Maine community.

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

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 or by phone at 207.581.1406 with any questions concerning this fee.

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:

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.

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

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