Student Rec Center Fee Waiver/Retraction Requests


UMaine Students may request to have their Recreation Center fee retracted for the semester if all of their coursework occurs entirely off-campus during that semester. This is the only criteria used to determine whether we can retract the fee. This is not our rule, we are required to follow the policy set by the UMaine System.

The Recreation Center Fee will not be retracted for any student who comes to the UMaine campus for any portion of a class or coursework during that semester, or who is required to utilize any resources physically located on the UMaine campus, regardless of whether or not they use the facility. Additionally, per UMS policy, students who are spouses/dependents of UMaine faculty/staff can not be granted a fee retraction based solely on their spouse or parent already having a Voucher Pass.

You must request a fee retraction request for each semester in which you would like to be considered for one. Requests are reviewed only after the add/drop period is over for each semester (which is about 2 weeks after classes start). Requests will be reviewed/processed in the order in which they are received.

To avoid late fees, you must pay your student bill in full (including the Rec Center Fee) before the due date, even if you have submitted a fee retraction request. Requesting a Rec Fee Retraction is not a guarantee that you will receive one, and late fees can not be waived.

If your Recreation Center Fee Retraction request is approved the retraction will be applied to your bill by the Bursar’s Office as a separate line called “Rec Center Fee Retraction”. You will not receive any other notification of the status of your request. If this retraction is processed after your bill is fully paid then the Bursar’s Office will generate a refund. If you do not see a retraction within a reasonable period of time after the add/drop period is over that means your request was not approved.

If you would like to be considered for a Rec Center Fee Retraction, please fill out the form below.