USM Winter

Payment Information

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Winter Tuition and Fees

Payment is due within five business days of registration.  Non-payment may result in late fees and/or cancellation.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition Maine Resident Non-Resident NEBHE/CAN
Undergraduate $253/Cr. $665/Cr. $380/Cr.
Graduate $380/Cr. $1,026/Cr. $570/Cr.
Mandatory Fees*    
Unified fee  $28/Cr. 
Online Course Enrollment fee  $25/Cr. 
*Other course fees may apply.    


How to Pay:

Please note: Winter charges can be accessed on MaineStreet. Paper billing statements will not be mailed for Winter charges.

  • In Person with Cash/Check - Payment may be made at the office of Student Accounts located in Portland (Payson Smith Hall), Gorham (Corthell Hall), and LAC (119 Student Success Center). Checks should be made payable to the University of Southern Maine with the student's complete name and (7-digit) MaineStreet ID number clearly indicated on the check.
  • On MaineStreet with a Debit Card, Credit Card, or E-Check (electronic check) - Students are now able to view and pay bills, self enroll in a payment plan, and authorize others to make online payments. Payment may be completed on MaineStreet through your MaineStreet Student Center via Bill + Payment Suite. For information on how to make a payment in MaineStreet, please view our quick guide or contact the office of Student Accounts at (207)780-5200.  USM accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

    Please be aware that credit and debit card payments are processed by Touchnet, an external payment processing company. Touchnet will charge 2.75% (minimum $3.00) non-refundable convenience fee for all credit or debit card payments made to a student account. There is no fee to pay with an E-Check.


Payment Plan

A student registering for Winter can elect to pay with a payment plan. The payment plan for Winter is a 4-installment plan, with the first payment due at the time of enrollment and the next three payments due Oct 15th, Nov 15th, and Dec 15th. There is a $30 payment plan enrollment fee.

If a student is already in a Fall payment plan, any Winter charges will be added to the existing Fall plan, increasing the amount due for payments remaining.


Refund Policy

Tuition and mandatory fees will be reduced in accordance with the schedule below when a student officially withdraws from Winter Session.  For purposes of calculating financial adjustments when a student withdraws from a 4 week Winter class, the attendance period begins on December 15, 2014:

Withdrawal on or before December 18, 2014                                   100%
Withdrawal after December 18, 2014                                                  0% 

Travel courses have special refund schedules. Please contact the Office of International Programs directly at (207) 780-4959 or

For more information regarding tuition and fees, please visit the USM Student Accounts website.