Tuition for the MaineMBA and Graduate Degrees

Maine Residents, Veterans & Active Military

  • On-campus: $450 tuition per credit hour
  • Online: $450 tuition per credit hour

NEBHE Students & Canada Residents

  • On-campus: $775 tuition per credit hour
  • Online: $563 tuition per credit hour

Out of State & International Residents

  • On-campus: $775 tuition per credit hour
  • Online: $563 tuition per credit hour

ASSISTANTSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND RESEARCH FUNDING

Tuition and research funding awards are available each year for graduate students in the MaineMBA. The assistantships, scholarships, and funding sources listed below are offered through the department, college, graduate school, and other organizations. Some of them require a formal application, while others are by nomination only. Contact the Graduate School of Business for more information. 

ASSISTANTSHIPS

MaineMBA Graduate Assistantships

Up to six graduate assistantships are awarded competitively to outstanding MaineMBA applicants to work in business research and classroom settings. Assistantships include 18 credits of tuition coverage and a generous monthly stipend.  Applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship should contact the Graduate School of Business.

University Graduate Assistantships

The University of Maine posts graduate assistantships available to students of all majors throughout the campus. Assistantships include full or partial tuition coverage and a generous monthly stipend. Students must be available to work on the Orono campus.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Guvenc G. Alpander Fund

Established in 1996 with gifts from colleagues, alumni, family, and friends in honor of his 30 years of dedicated service to the College of Business Administration where he served as director of the Masters of Business Administration Program and was also the holder of the Nicolas M. Salgo Professorship.

This fund shall be used to support graduate students in the Masters of Business Administration Program for scholarship awards, stipends, and books.  This is awarded at the discretion of the MBA Director.

Bonello Family Scholarship Fund

Established in 2013 for the benefit of the University of Maine, Orono with a gift from John L. Bonello, a member of the class of 1965.  

This fund shall be used to provide scholarship aid for undergraduate and graduate students at the Maine Business School at the University of Maine.  Selection of the recipients shall be made by the Dean of the Maine Business School in consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid.

George V. Nauman Scholarship Fund

Established in 1985 through the benefit of his widow, Isabel H. Nauman.  This fund shall be used to provide scholarship assistance to worthy graduate and undergraduate students in Applied Economics or Business Administration who have financial need.  Selection of the recipients shall be made for graduate business students by the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School in consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid.

John M. Webber School of Business

Established in 2007 with an initial gift from John M. Webber.  The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in one of the Business School’s graduate-level programs at the University of Maine, Orono.

Funds shall be used to provide financial assistance to graduate students in the School of Business with a preference given to students who are studying international business or finance.  Scholarship awards shall be based on the potential for career success following graduation. Selection shall be made by the Business School Graduate Director.

Regional Graduate Scholarship

The Regional Graduate Scholarship program is designed to reduce out of state tuition costs for new MaineMBA graduate students from VT, RI, NJ, MA, CT, NH, and PA.

Atlantic Provinces Graduate Scholarship

Three scholarships paying a year’s tuition are available on a competitive basis to graduates of the colleges and universities of the Atlantic Provinces and Quebec. The Graduate School requests nominations from departments in early February.

Graduate Trustee Tuition Scholarship

Up to twenty University of Maine graduate scholarships, which pay a year’s tuition, are available on a competitive basis to students enrolled in graduate programs. Scholarship recipients are required to register for nine hours of credit each semester. The Graduate School requests nominations from departments in early February.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship

The University of Maine Graduate School awards two scholarships which pay a year’s tuition are available to graduate students whose socioeconomic background, prior academic or work experience, and/or graduate educational interests would bring a unique perspective to the University of Maine community. Preference for these scholarships is given to individuals from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented at the University of Maine. Scholarship recipients are required to register for nine hours of credit each semester. The Graduate School requests nominations from departments in early February.

MCF Regional Scholarships

Student can apply for a variety of scholarships through the Maine Community Foundation. Two of these scholarships are listed below.

Herbert Wardle Jr. Fund

The Herbert Wardle Jr Fund was established to support, in priority order, graduates of Mt. Desert Island High School, residents of Mt. Desert Island, residents of Hancock County, and residents of the State of Maine pursuing post secondary education at the University of Maine. This fund is intended to benefit students in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture.

Kingsley Brown Educational Fund

The Kingsley Brown Educational Fund was established by the friends and family of Kingsley Brown to provide scholarship support for higher education at the graduate level for graduates of high schools in Washington County. Applicants must be accepted into an accredited graduate degree program to be eligible.

RESEARCH FUNDING

Graduate Student Government Grants

The University of Maine Graduate Student Government awards individual grants for conference presentations, professional development, research supplies, and conference travel. 

INTERNSHIP FUNDING

Maine Center Graduate Internships

MaineMBA students who secure an unfunded or partially funded, Maine-based internships may be eligible for a supplemental stipend through Maine Center Graduate Internship program. This program allows MaineMBA students to pursue full and part-time internships with Maine organizations which cannot support paid internships.