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Financial Aid

Waivers

Under certain circumstances, tuition may be partially or fully waived for University employees, international students, high school students, war orphans, and students participating in the New England Regional Program. Information for specific waiver programs is provided below. For more information, please contact the UMFK Business Office at (207) 834-7552 or the UMFK One Stop Center at (207) 834-7605.

Tuition Waiver Program (Foster Youth) - FAME

This program provides free tuition to certain foster children, and adopted children/wards under subsidy from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. The student must be attending a Maine public college/university.

Website: http://www.famemaine.com/files/Pages/education/students_and_families/Maine_Financial_Aid.aspx
Deadline: first come, first served basis
Application: Click here to apply online

Tuition Waiver Program (Public Servant) - FAME

This program provides free tuition to certain children of firefighters, law enforcement officers or emergency medical services persons killed in the line of duty. The student must be attending a Maine public college/university.

Website: http://www.famemaine.com/files/Pages/education/students_and_families/Maine_Financial_Aid.aspx
Deadline: first come, first served basis
Application: Click here to apply online

Tuition Waiver for Persons 65 and Over (UMS/UMFK)

The Board of Trustees authorizes the waiver of tuition for persons sixty-five and over who wish to register for undergraduate courses on a credit or non-credit basis at any campus of the University of Maine System. Applicants must establish financial need and enrollment will be subject to space availability. For more information, contact the UMFK Business Office at (207) 834-7552 or the UMFK One Stop Center at (207) 834-7605.

Application: Click here to print application

Veteran's Dependent Waiver

Tuition may be waived for persons qualifying under MRSA 37 B, Chapter 7, Section 505, as amended 2002, P.L. c.662.

Waivers for Native American Students

Waivers covering tuition and mandatory fees are available for members of the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Tribes and other persons who have resided in Maine for at least one year and who have at least one parent or grandparent on the census of a North American Native American tribe or with a band number of the Micmac or Malacite Tribes. In addition, room and board charges are subsidized for those eligible students residing in University residence facilities. To apply for the Native American Room and Board Waiver, please contact UMFK's Program coordinator, Dr. Mariella Squire, Tel. (207) 834-7824, Email: msquire@maine.edu or contact the University of Maine System, Native American Program Waiver Coordinator at the Wabanaki Center, Orono ME, telephone (207) 581-1417, Email: nap@maine.edu. The Wabanaki Center's Website is: http://www.naps.umaine.edu/. Native American Scholarship Program funds when combined with other forms of assistance provided cannot exceed total costs of education. Additional qualifications may apply.

Website: http://naps.umaine.edu/waiver-program/
Cover Letter: Click here to view (please read)
Application: Tuition Waiver ApplicationRoom and Board Grant Information
Questions and Answers: Click here to view