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Whether you’re hoping to begin your undergraduate degree or embarking on graduate studies, the USM Office of Admissions can help you get started.

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Financial Aid

Everything you need to know about financial aid and paying for your University of Southern Maine education.

Portland campus welcome photo.

Marketing & Brand Management

Primarily responsible for driving inquiries and applications for each of our prospective student audience segments. We consistently apply a strategic approach to each of our marketing outreach efforts

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Analysis, Application, & Institutional Research

Institutional Research serves the University of Southern Maine by providing information that supports institutional decision-making, policy formation, strategic planning, program evaluation, and quality enhancement.

Students presenting TRIO materials.

TRIO Programs

TRIO Programs empower first-generation high school and college students, income-eligible students, and students with disabilities to explore and achieve their academic, career, financial, and personal goals.

Promise Scholars, class of 2025

Promise Scholarship

The Promise Scholarship is designed to help underserved young achievers from Maine overcome financial, academic, social, and cultural barriers, remain in school, and graduate in four years with little or no debt — prepared to make their own contributions to Maine’s social and economic well-being.

USM Portland Campus

Enrollment Management, Marketing, and Student Retention

The Enrollment Management, Marketing, and Student Retention unit is responsible for developing strategy and implementing and assessing strategic and operational programs to recruit, admit, retain, and graduate all students. The unit embraces data-driven decision making that supports the USM mission.