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Financial Responsibility

Dollar symbolTuition and Fees

  • All online courses have a $25 per credit fee that the student is responsible for paying and applies only to summer. After the summer semester, this fee no longer applies.
  • Students are responsible for all textbooks or course required materials.
  • For Publicly funded HS students: Tuition is covered in 2 parts; approximately half by the Department of Education and the remainder by a waiver from the University.  These payments may not show up on your account for several weeks into the semester, so if you see a balance in MaineStreet or receive a bill, DO NOT WORRY.
  • For Private school HS Students: Tuition is a reduced early college rate of $138.25 starting in the fall semester. 
  • For Out of State HS students: Please contact us for more information at um.earlycollege@maine.edu.

USM FREE Qualifications

For more information, The University of Maine System has full FAQs concerning eligibility and funding.

Free for Qualified Students