Graduate School waives program application fees for Maine nurses, educators

The University of Maine Graduate School is waiving application fees for Maine nurses and educators seeking to enroll in a graduate program with the School of Nursing, and College of Education and Human Development, respectively. 

Fee waivers are available until June 30 for any upcoming term. 

Prospective students in nursing can use the waiver when applying for the Master of Science in Nursing program, the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program or the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Nursing program. The waiver will automatically be applied once they submit their applications. 

The Graduate School also is sending waiver codes by email to current PreK-12 educators. Those codes may be used toward applications for any graduate certificate or degree program in the College of Education and Human Development that is accepting new students. 

UMaine currently has about 60 graduate students in the School of Nursing and more than 850 in the College of Education and Human Development. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted the plans of many nurses and educators who had planned to seek an advanced degree,” says Scott Delcourt, associate vice president for graduate studies and senior associate dean. “The University of Maine is extending this application fee waiver to help these individuals take the first step toward enrolling in a graduate program to improve their skills and seek more advanced positions within their organizations.” 

For questions, contact Crystal Burgess, director of graduate communications, at