USM Summer

Summer Payment Information


Payment Options:  

Payment for Summer 2015 is due by April 15th.   Methods of payment include: payment in full, enrollment in a payment plan, the award of sufficient financial aid to cover all Summer 2015 charges, or confirmation of third party payment.  If registering after April 15th, payment must be received no later than ten (10) calendar days after registration. 

  • Option 1- Pay in full  (read how to pay below)
  • Option 2- Enroll in a Payment Plan
    USM offers students the opportunity to enroll in a 3 or 4 payment plan for Summer charges.  A $30 non-refundable set-up fee is charged for enrollment in either plan. Payments are divided into installments. To enroll in a payment plan, access Bill + Payment Suite via your online MaineStreet student account.  Payment for the set-up fee and first installment are required at the time of enrollment.

    • 3 - Payment Installment Schedule
      April 15, May 15, June 15
    • 4- Payment Installment Schedule
      March 2-15, April 15, May 15, June 15
  • Option 3- Pay by Third Party Payment (if applicable)
    The University will bill an employer that guarantees payment of a student's charges. The employer must provide written payment authorization prior to registration. The student is responsible for all costs if the employer does not make payment. Please contact Student Financial Services to set up a third party payment at (207)780-5250.

Please note: If payment is not received by the due date, late fees will be assessed. Non-payment may result in the cancellation of registration.

How to Pay:

Please note: Paper billing statements will not be mailed for Summer charges. Summer charges can be accessed on MaineStreet.

  • In Person with Cash/Check - Payment may be made at the office of Student Accounts located in Portland (118 Payson Smith Hall), Gorham (101 Bailey Hall), and LAC (119 Student Success Center). Checks should be made payable to the University of Southern Maine with the student's complete name and (7-digit) MaineStreet ID number clearly indicated on the check.
  • On MaineStreet with a Debit Card, Credit Card, or E-Check (electronic check) - Students are now able to view and pay bills, self-enroll in a payment plan, and authorize others to make online payments. Payment may be completed on MaineStreet through your MaineStreet Student Center via Bill + Payment Suite. For information on how to make a payment in MaineStreet, please view our quick guide or contact Student Financial Services at (207)780-5250.  USM accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

    Please be aware that credit and debit card payments are processed by Touchnet, an external payment processing company. Touchnet will charge a
    non-refundable 2.75% (minimum $3.00) convenience fee for all credit or debit card payments made to a student account. There is no fee to pay with an E-Check.


Tuition & Fees


  Maine Resident Non-Resident NEBHE/CAN
Undergraduate $253/Cr. $665/Cr. $380/Cr.
Graduate $380/Cr. $1,026/Cr. $570/Cr.

Mandatory Fees

Summer Admin. Fee  $35/student
Unified Fee  $28/credit hour
Transportation Fee* 0.5 - 5.5 credits $35
  6 - 11.5 credits $50
  12 or more credits $65
 $3/credit hour
*Portland/Gorham based courses only.
Other Possible Fees
Online Course Enrollment Fee  $25/credit hour
Distance Learning Tech Fee  $6/credit hour
Graduate Non-Matriculated Student Fee  $25/student


Refund Policy

USM Financial Adjustment Policy

Please note: Short-term summer travel courses & unique programs may have special refund schedules. Please contact International Programs or USM Summer.