Budget

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:

2020-2021 costs: One semester: $8,046; Academic year: $15,719.

*American University of Bulgaria and George Mitchell Peace Scholar exchange students: One semester: $2,360; Academic year: $4,347.

These costs consist of:

Housing – $2,885/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 – $2,801/semester standard cost. Meal plan costs vary by plan and housing type.

You may find specific housing and meal plan rates here:  2020-2021-Room-and-Board-Rates

Health Insurance – $2,347 for the academic year. Exchange students here only for one semester may take a shorter policy at a reduced rate ($987 for fall only, $1,360 for spring only). Students who have health insurance from their home country can request to waive the UMaine health insurance.

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 $25.28/day for meals during the fall:

  • Fall orientation  – total bill for meals for students arriving 08/25: $60.70 (1 free breakfast, 1 free dinner)
  • Spring orientation – no bill for meals