Covered by the Exchange Program for each semester:

Tuition – up to 15 credit hours

Mandatory fees – up to 15 credit hours  for Unified, Communication, Activity and Recreation Center Fees.

Incoming exchange students each semester are responsible for:

2023-2024 costs: One semester: $8,576; Academic year: $17,614.

*American University of Bulgaria and George Mitchell Peace Scholar exchange students: One semester: $2,200; Academic year: $4,820.

These costs consist of:

Housing – $3,209/semester for a standard double room. For a single room, students pay an extra fee of $1000 per semester. Housing costs vary by type.

Meals – $3,188/semester standard cost. Meal plan costs vary by plan and housing type.

You may find specific housing and meal plan rates here:  2023-2024-Room-and-Board-Rates

Health Insurance – $2,820 for the academic year. Exchange students here only for one semester may take a shorter policy at a reduced rate of $1,179. Students who have health insurance from their home country must request to waive the UMaine health insurance otherwise they will be charged.

Textbooks/Supplies/Personal – $1000/semester

Orientation – new international students participate in mandatory orientation before each semester starts. Students who will live on campus are billed $27/day for meals during the fall:

  • Fall orientation  – estimated bill for meals for students arriving 08/22: $50 (1 free breakfast, 1 free dinner)
  • Spring orientation – no bill for meals