We’re delighted you chose to study at the University of Southern Maine (USM)! Review the following information to find out how to secure your enrollment spot.


Undergraduate student enrollment

A student wearing a mortarboard with a blue and gold tassel and a graduation gown blows confetti toward the camera. A pink, star-shaped, graduation-themed balloon floats behind her left shoulder.

Submit your deposit now so you can meet with your advisor, register for classes, and attend orientation.

All undergraduate students entering a bachelor’s degree program must submit a non-refundable* enrollment deposit.

  • Fall term enrollment: $100
  • Spring term enrollment: $50

After you submit your enrollment deposit, there are still some important steps you must complete before attending your first class. Keep your acceptance packet handy!


Graduate student enrollment

A staff member wearing maroon-framed glasses and a white sweater conversing with a student wearing a light blue button-down shirt and a blue lanyard in the lobby of the Abromson Community Education Center on our Portland campus.

Submit your deposit now so you can meet with your faculty advisor to plan your course load and attend orientation.

Confirm your intent to enroll in one of the following degree programs by submitting the required, non-refundable* $100 enrollment deposit:

  • Creative Writing (MFA)
  • Occupational Therapy (MOT)
  • Social Work (MSW)
  • Teaching and Learning — Extended Teacher Education Preparation (ETEP) (MSEd)

Check your admission letter for your enrollment deadline.

Complete the following form by the deadline stated in your admission letter to confirm your intent to enroll in one of our graduate degree programs without a deposit requirement.

After you confirm your intent to enroll (as noted in the preceding accordions), there are still some important steps you must complete before attending your first class. Keep your acceptance packet handy!


Certificate student enrollment

Confirm your intent to enroll now so you can register for classes.

Confirm your intent to enroll in one of our undergraduate certificate programs by the deadline stated in your admission letter in one of the following ways:

  • Email us your intent to enroll and include the following:
    • Your full name
    • The name of the certificate program
    • The semester you intend to start
  • Mail us the yellow confirmation card that arrived with your admission letter:

    Office of Admissions
    University of Southern Maine
    PO Box 9300
    Portland, ME 04104

Complete the following form by the deadline stated in your admission letter to confirm your intent to enroll in one of our Certificate of Graduate Study or Certificate of Advanced Study programs.

After you confirm your intent to enroll (as noted in the preceding accordions), there are still some important steps you must complete before attending your first class. Keep your admission letter handy!


Pay your deposit

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, check, money order, and international bank payments.

NOTE: We are unable to accept credit card payments over the phone.

  1. Log in to MaineStreet
    • Use the credentials included with your Admission letter or email
  2. Select Student Self-Service
    • Your bill may show $0.00
      • Your deposit is the initial payment toward your admission and your tuition bill will arrive later
    • If you choose the mobile-friendly Student Center experience
      • Select the Financials tab at the top of your screen
      • Look for the What I Owe widget block
    • If you choose the Classic Student Center experience
      • Look for the Finances block on the left side of your screen
      • Select Pay My Deposit
  3. If you applied to more than one school in the University of Maine System, choose University of Southern Maine from the dropdown menu and press Select
  4. Choose the semester you plan to start from the dropdown menu and press Select
  5. Choose USM Admissions Deposit from the next dropdown menu and press Select
  6. In the Payment Amount field, enter your deposit amount and press Continue
    • Undergraduate students
      • If you plan to start in the fall term, enter “100”
      • If you plan to start in the spring term, enter “50”
    • Graduate students, enter “100”
  7. Choose your payment method from the dropdown menu and press Continue
    • If you choose to pay by e-check (ACH) there is no service fee
    • If you choose to pay by credit card, a non-refundable service fee (2.85% or a minimum of $3.00) will be added to your deposit total
    • Enter your payment information
  8. Follow the remaining prompts until you receive confirmation and a payment receipt

Problems with your payment?
If you encounter issues processing your payment, contact Student Financial Services.

Problems with your MaineStreet account?
If you are unable to access your MaineStreet account, contact our Help Desk.

Undergraduate students: Make sure to include the Accepted Student Confirmation Card that arrived with your admission letter.

Graduate students: Make sure to include a piece of paper with your full name, home address, and student ID number.

Mail your check or money order (payable to “University of Southern Maine”) to the following address:

Office of Admissions
University of Southern Maine
PO Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104

We accept payment* from banks in any country — usually in your home currency — through a partnership between Flywire and the University of Maine System. Flywire offers a secure connection.

Do you need more information? Our friendly Admissions team is happy to help!

*Our enrollment deposit is non-refundable for U.S. students. However, international students denied an F1 Visa will receive a refund.