Student Financial Services

Tuition and Fees

These costs are for the academic year 2017/2018.

Tuition

Your dreams are important. At USM, we offer an excellent education at an affordable cost to help you bring them to life. We work to make our costs manageable, and offer a variety of merit scholarships (for first-year students), many additional scholarships, and financial aid to help.

The tuition charges below are per credit hour and include audited classes. The Chancellor recommends tuition, fee, and room and board rates for approval by the Board of Trustees each year, and they become effective after the summer term. The Board may alter these rates at its discretion.

The current per credit hour charges are as follows: 

 

In-State

Out-of-State

New England Regional Student Program (RSP)

Canadian

E-Tuition*         

Undergraduate

$262.00

$689.00

$419.00

$419.00

$327.00

Graduate

$393.00

$1,063.00

$629.00

$629.00

$491.00

Law School**

$743.00

 $1,112.00

$1,014.00

$1,014.00

 
*In order to be charged at the E-Tuition rate, a student must be enrolled in an Online Program, and must be taking only online courses.
**Law School students who are registered for less than 12.0 credit hours will be charged on a per credit hour basis. 

***Full-time

In-State

Out-of-State

New England Regional Student Program (RSP)

Canadian

Law School

$11,145.00

$16,680.00

$15,210.00

$15,210.00

***Law School students who are registered for full-time status will be charged on a per semester basis. 
The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) enables New England residents to enroll in out-of-state public colleges and universities (in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) at a special reduced tuition rate for certain degree programs that are not offered by their home-state public institutions. High school guidance offices have more information about this program. Find out more about which NEBHE programs are eligible at USM.

Mandatory Fees - These fees are charged each semester. 

Unified Fee 

This fee covers fixed costs of providing educational services not already supported by tuition.   

All Locations

$29.00/credit hour

Student Activity Fee 

This fee helps support various educational, cultural, and social activities. 

Credit Hours

Amount

1.0 - 5.9

$19.00

6.0 - 11.9

$37.00

12.0 or more

$55.00

Law Students

$50.00* 6 or more credit hours

Lewiston-Auburn College 

$1.50/credit hour

Bath-Brunswick Center

$1.50/credit hour

Saco-Sanford Center

$1.50/credit hour

Transportation Fee 

This fee is assessed to students registered for courses being held on the Portland and/or Gorham campuses. It funds parking and other transportation related projects, as well as busing between campuses.

Credit Hours

Amount

0.5 - 5.9

$55.00

6.0 - 11.9

$83.00

12.0 or more

$110.00

Student Health Fee

This fee is charged to students registered for 6 or more credit hours of classes held on the Portland and/or Gorham campuses. It covers all office visits and reduces the cost of most other services.

Credit Hours

Amount

6.0 or more

$80.00

Graduate Student Professional Development Fee

This fee supports professional development programming for matriculated graduate students. Students enrolled in a graduate certificate or non-degree program are not charged the fee. $20.00 per semester.

 Lewiston Auburn College Parking Fee

This fee is assessed to students registered for courses being held on the LAC campus. $3.00/ credit hour.

Course Fees

To defray the costs associated with some courses, additional fees ranging from $5.00 to $500.00 are assessed. These fees are associated with courses requiring additional instructional resources.

Other USM Fees

 

Application:  A $40.00 fee is required when a student applies for admission into an undergraduate degree program. A $65.00 fee is required when a student applies for admission into a graduate or law degree program.

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Reactivation: A $20.00 fee is required when a student previously accepted to a degree program and returns after an extended leave.

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Payment plan:  A non-refundable $30.00 fee is assessed to students enrolling in one of USM's three installment plans.  This fee is assessed each semester a student enrolls in an installment plan. 

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Undergraduate Enrollment: A one-time $175.00 fee is assessed to all newly admitted undergraduate degree students.

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Graduate Student Enrollment: A one-time $60.00 fee is assessed to all students newly admitted to a graduate degree program.

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MBA Orientation Fee: A One-time $80.00 orientation fee is assessed to all newly admitted MBA students.  The fee covers the cost of a one day experiential learning exercise required during the first year of enrollment.

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Distance Learning Fee: This materials handling fee is assessed at $12.00 per credit hour to all students enrolled at ITV receiving sites and/or at a University center.

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Online Course Enrollment: The online course fee ($25/credit hour) is charged for all blended and online courses at USM to help pay for additional student services including tutoring, advising and library services. The fee also provides for faculty support services, and technology infrastructure, maintenance, and upgrades. 

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Distance Learning Technology Fee: Students registering for classes offered at USM's off-campus centers or sites are assessed a $6.00 per credit fee, to support the cost of the technology at the off-campus centers and sites.

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Specialty Accreditation Fee Undergraduate: A fee is assessed to students enrolling in undergraduate courses offered by the School of Business. The fee supports expenses that help assure the school's continued accreditation by AACSB-International. The fees are assessed at $17.00 per credit hour for 100-200 level courses and $26.00 per credit hour for 300-400 level courses

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Specialty Accreditation Fee Graduate:A $67.00 per credit hour fee is assessed to students enrolling in graduate courses offered by the School of Business. The fee supports expenses that help assure the school's continued accreditation by AACSB-International.

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Graduate non-matric Student: A $25.00 per semester fee is assessed to all non-matriculated Graduate students.

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Academic Assessment: Non-matriculated students taking English and/or Math placement exams are charged $20.00 per exam. For more information on other Testing and Assessment fees, see Testing and Assessment.

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Summer Administration: A $35.00 per summer semester fee is assessed to support our Summer session office.

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Health Service Fees: USM's Health Centers will allow a student to add fees for services rendered to their student bill. 

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Late Payment: A $50.00 fee (maximum of $200.00 per semester) is assessed to student accounts if charges are not paid when due. Late fees are charged when payment plan payments are not paid when due.

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Community Standard Fee: A $35.00 fee is charged to any student who is sanctioned under the Conduct Code.

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Insufficient Funds: A $25.00 fee is assessed when a paper or electronic check is returned due to insufficient funds.

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