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)
6+ credit hours $68
Graduate Activity Fee (per Term)
Less than 6 credit hours $60
6+ credit hours $75

Technology Fee: All students are charged a Technology Fee of $7 per credit hour. 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 Blackboard account.  For questions regarding this charge contact the bookstore at

Fall 2021
Course Cost (Tax Incl)
AST 109 $73.84
BIO 208 $84.39
BIO 311 $42.19
BIO 377 $100.21
CHF 201 (Section 001) $73.84
CHF 201 (Sections 400, 990) $84.39
CHF 351 $94.94
CHY 121 $88.61
CMJ 103 $69.62
EHD 203 $62.23
ENG 317 $42.19
ERS 101 $63.29
ERS 103 $59.08
ERS 191 $62.56
FIN 353 $105.50
FYS 100 $20.31
KPE 385 $68.56
LAS 150 $20.31
MAT 107 $71.73
MAT 108 $71.73
MBA 653 $105.50
MGT 337 $100.21
PHY 107 $88.61
PHY 121 $88.61
PSY 100 $73.84
PSY 208 $52.74
PSY 412 $66.47
SOC 101 $54.86
STS 232 $84.39
WLE 200 $93.95

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.

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

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