Student Financial Services

Tuition and Fees

These costs are for the academic year 2021/2022.

Tuition

Your dreams are important. At USM, we offer an excellent education at an affordable cost to help you bring them to life. We work to make our costs manageable, and offer a variety of merit scholarships (for first-year students and transfer students), many additional scholarships, and financial aid to help.

The tuition charges below are per credit hour and include audited classes. The Chancellor recommends tuition, fee, and room and board rates for approval by the Board of Trustees each year, and they become effective after the summer term. The Board may alter these rates at its discretion.

The type of tuition is determined by career/degree level. Undergraduate students taking Graduate courses will be charged at the Undergraduate rate. Graduate students taking Undergraduate courses will be charged at the Graduate rate. Tuition charges are the same for degree and certificate programs.

The current per credit hour charges are as follows: 


 

In-State

Out-of-State

New England Regional Student Program (RSP)

Canadian

E-Tuition*        

(click for info on online programs)

Early College

$138.25

   TBD

N/A

N/A

N/A

Undergraduate

$288.00

$788.00

$475.00

$288.00

$439.00

Graduate

$432.00

$1,216.00

$713.00

$432.00

$527.00

Law School**

$773.00

 $1,156.00

$1,055.00

$1,055.00

 
*In order to be charged at the E-Tuition rate, a student must be enrolled in an Online Program, and must be taking only online courses. Maine residents will be charged at the lower in-state rate.
**Law School students who are registered for less than 12.0 credit hours will be charged on a per credit hour basis. 

***Full-time

In-State

Out-of-State

New England Regional Student Program (RSP)

Canadian

Law School

$11,595.00

$17,340.00

$15,825.00

$15,825.00

***Law School students who are registered for full-time status will be charged on a per semester basis. 
The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) enables New England residents to enroll in out-of-state public colleges and universities (in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) at a special reduced tuition rate for certain degree programs that are not offered by their home-state public institutions. High school guidance offices have more information about this program. Find out more about which NEBHE programs are eligible at USM.

Mandatory Fees - These fees are charged each semester. 

Comprehensive Fee

This fee covers fixed costs of providing educational and student services not already supported by tuition.

All Locations

$60.00/credit hour

Student Activity Fee 

This fee helps support various educational, cultural, and social activities. The fee is charged to students taking undergraduate classes.

Credit Hours

Amount

1.0 - 5.9

$40.00

6.0 - 11.9

$60.00

12.0 or more

$80.00

Law Students

$50.00* 6 or more credit hours

 

Other USM Fees

 

Payment plan:  A non-refundable $30.00 fee is assessed to students enrolling in one of USM's three installment plans.  This fee is assessed each semester a student enrolls in an installment plan. 

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Undergraduate Enrollment: A one-time $175.00 fee is assessed to all newly admitted undergraduate degree students.

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Graduate Student Enrollment: A one-time $60.00 fee is assessed to all students newly admitted to a graduate degree program.

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Academic Assessment: Non-matriculated students taking English and/or Math placement exams are charged $20.00 per exam. For more information on other Testing and Assessment fees, see Testing and Assessment.

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Late Payment: A $50.00 fee (maximum of $200.00 per semester) is assessed to student accounts if charges are not paid when due. Late fees are charged when payment plan payments are not paid when due.

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Community Standard Fee: A $35.00 fee is charged to any student who is sanctioned under the Conduct Code.

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Insufficient Funds: A $25.00 fee is assessed when a paper or electronic check is returned due to insufficient funds.

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