Early College Programs

Dual Enrollment Cost

USM’s Dual Enrollment program enables Maine high school students to obtain college credit at a significantly lower cost, compared to the standard cost of an on-campus USM course. Dual enrollment courses are $75.00 per course for students who are Maine residents. Some courses may have additional fees, and some students may be required to purchase their textbooks.

Students can check with their high school counselor to verify whether their school will cover additional costs of a Dual Enrollment course.

Please note that non-Maine residents are not eligible to receive state funding for Dual Enrollment courses. Non-resident students who wish to earn USM credit for a Dual Enrollment course delivered in their high school will be charged the full Dual Enrollment tuition fee, without state of Maine funding applied.

Only Maine public schools and select private schools (that are 60% publicly funded and have been approved by the Department of Education) are eligible to receive state funding for Dual Enrollment courses. A list of approved private schools can be found on the Maine Department of Education website.


Questions regarding billing for dual enrollment courses may be directed to Pat Fecteau in Student Financial Services at patricia.m.fecteau@maine.edu or 207-780-5128.