Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Programs

What Grants & Scholarships are available?

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • University of Southern Maine (USM) Grant

What is Federal Work Study?

  • Federal Work Study

What loans are available for students?

  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Nursing Loan
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Alternative Loan
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan (not available to Undergraduate students)

What loans are available for parents?

  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  • Alternative Loan

USM Scholarships

There's still time to apply for financial aid and scholarships at USM

File your FAFSA now.

First-year applicants who have also completed their USM application by April 1, 2015 will be automatically considered for merit scholarships and our new Bright Future and USM Husky scholarships.

We are adding $1 million in new scholarships making USM more affordable than ever. Learn more.

Returning students can also apply for a variety of scholarships.