Office of Admissions

Application Fee Waiver

As of July 1, 2017, USM is no longer requiring an application fee for Maine Residents applying for undergraduate or graduate admission. This includes reapplication or reactivation. Instructions for individual application fee waivers are below. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at 207-780-5670.

August 15th - Deadline for undergraduate applications (and all supporting materials) for Fall 2018 admission consideration.

For Undergraduate Applicants

  • Common Application
    On the USM > General page, go to the drop-down question, "Are you a Maine resident and therefore eligible for the application fee waiver from USM?" and answer, "Yes."
  • University of Maine System Applications (Short App):
    The application fee will automatically be waived for Maine residents.

For Graduate Applicants

After completing all required sections on the online application, the application fee will automatically be waived when you confirm your status as a Maine resident.



For information about the application process, please see the Apply to USM page. Remember to also complete your FAFSA by January 15, 2018 in order to meet the February 1, 2018 priority deadline for the best overall financial aid package.