Student Financial Services

Whether you are in need of financial assistance to help cover your educational costs or simply need help understanding your bill and payment options, USM can provide the right assistance. We are dedicated to providing you with an excellent education at an affordable price. Learn more about Student Financial Services.

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Financial Aid Deadline

New and continuing students: For the best overall financial aid package, complete your FAFSA for the 2021–2022 school year before January 15.
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Scholarship deadline

Priority deadlines for 2021–22 undergraduate scholarships are approaching. For the best chance of obtaining a USM scholarship, please consider applying in October.

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Open Door

Office Hours in Portland and Gorham for fall semester (until further notice)

Open to students Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm. Open to USM staff Mon-Thurs 9-10a.m. (and staff by appointment only 3-4pm Mon-Thurs and 1-3pm Fri).

Getting Started with Financial Aid

Learn the key steps to successfully applying and staying informed about financial aid and billing at the USM.

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Pandemic-related student funding

If you are a current student and your finances have been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for funding.
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Expand your financial literacy skills

Sign up for a free iGrad account to explore national scholarship opportunities, finance quizzes, budgeting tools, a library of articles, and more.

Pursue your passion — with less student debt

Kusow Aden is pursuing his BA in Social Behavioral Science — with no need for student loans. USM is one of the few U.S. schools where student debt has gone down.