Scholarships & Financial Aid

The School of Economics has some available scholarship funding for top-performing students enrolled in our undergraduate programs. We award over $125,000 in scholarships each year (in addition to university and college awards).

Office of Student Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid administers various federal, state and university aid programs to help University of Maine students finance their education. The office awards and processes financial aid for students and advises students and their families, the campus community and the general public on issues related to financial aid.

Please visit their website to learn more about applying for financial aid and merit scholarships.

University Scholarship Opportunities

The Admissions Office presents scholarships to first-time undergraduate students based on academic performance, with the highest achieving students eligible for the greatest financial award. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, unless otherwise stated, for consideration. Overall, scholarships are available to students for four years, or for a total of eight semesters, with certain requirements required such as a cumulative 3.0 GPA and enrollment in 12 or more credits per semester.

Incoming students — first-time undergraduates, transfer students or international students — are automatically considered for scholarships at the time of admission to UMaine. Typically, merit scholarship awards are included with the letter of acceptance, although, some scholarships are awarded after the admission process is complete. Early Action applicants are considered first for scholarships, with remaining funds distributed until fully dispersed.

To Learn More: Visit UMaine Admissions

We suggest that students communicate their desire to learn more about scholarship and financial aid opportunities with their advisors and with the appropriate offices on campus.