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Financial Aid & Affordable Tuition

USM offers many ways to help you afford the education you want

Your college education is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. At USM, we can help you find affordable ways to finance it. Learn about our attractive scholarship opportunities for both in-state and out-of-state students, plus grants, work-study programs, education loans and other options. First-year students who apply to USM are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships as well.

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Campus Life & Sports

USM Campus Life & Sports

Whatever your passion, you’ll find others who share it here at USM. Our students are active in over 100 organizations, clubs and service groups, as well as USM athletics, from NCAA Division III teams to intramurals and club sports. And there’s always something happening on our three lively campuses: music, theater, movies and more.

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Living Learning Communities

USM's Living Learning Communities enhance your college experience

Imagine arriving on campus and finding a ready-made community of people who are interested in the same things you are. Each of USM’s 10 residential Living-Learning Communities brings together students, faculty and staff around a common theme, providing social, recreational and learning opportunities––and lifelong friendships.

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Life, Success, Internships!

USM offers a unique network of opportunities

Life at USM has everything going for it. You’ll enjoy our three, distinct campus environments, plus all that Maine has to offer. You’ll make the most of your USM experience with support from our Student Success Centers. And you’ll benefit from our network of USM alumni––your connection to internship opportunities and more.

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Enter-to-Win USM Gear

Enter-to-Win official USM logo merchandise

Prospective undergraduate students who complete a USM campus tour at any one or more of our campuses in Portland, Lewiston, and Gorham, will be automatically entered to win USM gear during the month of their visit. Drawings will be held on the last business day of each month with up to five winners drawn to win a USM T-shirt and one winner drawn to win a USM sweatshirt. The USM gear will be mailed out to winners within two weeks of the drawing date. Tour participants must provide their name and contact information for mailing purposes.