Jan 20, 2021  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Information



Estimated Cost of Attendance

2019-2020 Tuition, Fees, Room & Board

Annual cost based on a typical full-time load of 30 credit hours per year, a double room, and a 14-meal plan per week:

Charge Maine Resident Canadian Resident/ New England Regional Non-Resident/ Out-of-State
Tuition $7.170 $11,460 $11,460
Mandatory Fees $1,160 $1,160 $1,160
Room and Board $8,496 $8,496 $8,496
Books and Supplies1 $900 $900 $900
Student Health Insurance2 $2.157 $2,157 $2,157
Yearly Total $19,883 $24,173 $24,173

1 The cost for books and supplies is an estimate. Your costs may vary.

2 Students who have health insurance coverage may request a waiver by providing proof of insurance.

Deposits

Upon acceptance, all students are required to pay a $100.00 advance tuition deposit. The advance deposit is credited to the student’s account and is applied as a payment toward the student’s first semester bill. Advance Tuition deposits are not refundable after May 1 (January 1 for Spring semester).

Residency Guidelines

There are many factors which will be considered in determining residency for in-state tuition purposes. No one factor can be used to establish domicile, rather all factors and circumstances must be considered on a case-by-case basis. A domicile or residency classification assigned by a public or private authority neither qualifies nor disqualifies a student for University in-state status.

A student applying for admission to a degree program is classified as eligible, or not eligible, for in-state tuition at the time of acceptance to the University. A non-matriculated (non-degree) student is classified as eligible, or not eligible, for in-state tuition at the time of registration. The decision is made based on information and documentation furnished by the student and other information available to the University. No student is eligible for in-state tuition classification until he or she has become domiciled in Maine, in accordance with University guidelines, before such registration. If the student is enrolled full-time in an academic program, as defined by the University, it will be presumed that the student is in Maine for educational purposes, and that the student is not in Maine to establish a domicile. A residence established for the purpose of attending the University shall not by itself constitute domicile. The burden will be on the student to prove that he or she has established a Maine domicile for other than educational purposes.

In general, the following criteria will be used to determine residency:

  • An individual who has lived in the State of Maine, for other than educational purposes, one year prior to registration or application to the University is considered an in-state student.
  • A student who is dependent on his/her parent(s) and/or legally appointed guardian (or to whom custody has been granted by court order) is considered to have a domicile with the parent(s) for tuition purposes.
  • A student will be considered in-state for tuition purposes if they are the spouse or domestic partner of an individual who has resided in Maine, for other than educational purposes, one year prior to the student registering or applying for degree status at the University. Students seeking in-state tuition based on a domestic partnership relationship must submit an approved Affidavit of Domestic Partnership.
  • Members of the Armed Forces and their dependents, including spouse or domestic partner, will be granted in-state tuition during such periods of time as they are stationed on active duty within the State of Maine or if their Military State of residency is Maine as evidenced by appropriate official documentation. Individuals who have been granted in-state tuition under these conditions but then cease from active duty would continue to be granted in-state tuition. A Maine resident who is absent from the State for military or full-time educational purposes will normally remain eligible for in-state tuition. Students seeking in-state tuition based on a domestic partnership relationship must submit an approved Affidavit of Domestic Partnership.
  • In-state tuition is not available to anyone who holds a on-immigrant U.S. visa. If an individual is not a domiciliary of the United States, they cannot be a domiciliary of the State of Maine.

To change tuition residence status, the following procedures are to be followed:

  • A “Request for Change in Residence Status” must be filed with the campus Chief Financial Officer on or before the campus’s first day of classes for the summer session, fall or spring semester for which residency is requested. Applications may not be retroactive.
  • The campus Chief Financial Officer (or such other designated official) shall issue a written decision within 30 days.
  • The student may appeal the decision of the Chief Financial Officer in writing within 30 days to the University President.
  • The President will issue a final decision within 30 days.
  • In the event that the campus Chief Financial Officer, or other university official, possesses facts or information indicating a student’s change of status from in-state to out-of-state, the student shall be informed in writing of the change in status and will be given an opportunity to present facts in opposition to the change. The student may appeal the decision of the Chief Financial Officer to the President who will issue a final decision within 30 days.

Financial Responsibility

All accounts are in the student’s name, regardless of the source of payment. The University expects the student to be financially responsible. Bills and statements are mailed to the student, not the parent. All charges are payable in full by the due date on the invoice. Late Payment fees may be applied to past due accounts.

Payment Methods

Payments may be made in cash, personal checks, bank checks, and money orders. The University also accepts Debit and Credit Cards issued by MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. To insure proper credit, all cash payments should be made in person.

Installment Payment Plans

Each semester, the University provides an option to pay a semester bill in four monthly installments. The Fall semester payments are payable in August through November. The Spring semester payments are payable in January through April. Students or parents electing the payment plan option must enroll with the University’s Business Office. Each semester, an enrollment form and instructions are included with the student’s first bill. No formal payment plans are available for the Summer session, however, the University does make payment arrangements with students on an individual basis.

Financially Delinquent Accounts

Financially delinquent students will be subject to the following administrative sanctions:

  • They are prevented from receiving an official certified copy or unofficial copy of their transcript and diploma.
  • They are prevented from registration or pre-registration at any university in the University of Maine System.
  • The University may disclose (directly or through its collection agencies) to a credit bureau organization that the student has failed to pay an assessed charge.
  • The University may use in-house collection efforts, commercial firms, legal services, and the State of Maine Bureau of Taxation for collection on the accounts.

Student Financial Appeal

The following is an appeal process for students who dispute financial claims by the University; i.e., tuition, fees, room and board, etc.

  1. Students should submit a written statement to the University Business Office stating the amount and nature of the disagreement and why he or she feels the charge is incorrect.
  2. Students should submit their written appeal within thirty (30) days of the initial billing of a disputed charge. The Business Office should respond in writing to the student’s complaint within 30 days of the receipt of the appeal.
  3. If the Business Office’s decision is considered incorrect by the student, the student may appeal that decision (within 30 days) in the following order:
    1. To the Chief Financial Officer.
    2. To the President of the University whose decision shall be final.

Tuition & Fees Schedule: 2019-2020

Description Applies to: Charge Basis Amount Per Semester (Based on 15 credit hours.) Annual (Based on 15 credits per semester)
Maine Resident Tuition All classes Per credit hr. $239.00 $3,585.00 $7,170.00
Canadian Resident/New England Regional Tuition All classes Per credit hr. $382.00 $5,730.00 $11,460.00
Non-Resident Tuition All classes Per credit hr. $382.00 $5,730.00 $11,460.00
Student Activity Fee:
Mandatory fee charged to all students who have courses based at the Presque Isle campus. All of the funds generated by the Student Activity fee are administered by the student government. The revenue generated is used to fund educational, cultural, social, and recreational activities. This fee allows students to attend University sponsored activities free or at a reduced rate. Activities include speakers, performances, dances, etc.
Total credit hour load for students enrolled in at least one UMPI campus on-site class 7 or more credit hours $85.00 $85.00 $170.00
Less than 7 credit hours $42.50 $42.50 $85.00
Unified Student Fee:
Mandatory fee charged to all students. This fee is used to cover fixed costs of providing educational services that may not be directly related to the number of credit hours for which a student is enrolled. This fee supports activities such as student services, the operation of facilities, and instruction-related technologies.
UMPI campus on-site classes Per credit hr. $30.00 $450.00 $900.00
Online & off campus site classes Per credit hr. $20.00 $300.00 $600.00
Student Health Insurance:
All university students who are enrolled in 9 or more credit hours must have health insurance coverage. Each year students are billed the premium for University provided health insurance. If a student already has health insurance coverage, they may request a waiver from the University insurance. For more details visit our insurance agent’s website at: http://www2.crossagency.com/um
Students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Note: the insurance requirement can be waived with proof of insurance. Annual premium: August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019;
Spring: January 1, 2019 through July 31, 2019.
$2.157.00 (Annual); $1,255.00 (Spring only)    
Gentile Hall Fee:
Mandatory fee charged to all students who have courses based at the Presque Isle campus. The fee gives students access to Gentile Hall fitness center.
Total credit hr. load for students enrolled in at least one UMPI campus on-site class 9 or more credit hrs. (voluntary if enrolled for less that 9 credit hours) $45.00 $45.00 $90.00
Athletic Support Fee:
Mandatory fee charged to all students who have courses based at the Presque Isle campus. All of the funds generated by the Athletic fee are administered by the student government. The revenue generated is used to support UMPI’s athletic program.
Total credit hour load for students enrolled in at least 1 UMPI campus on-site class 10 or more credit hours $22.50 $22.50 $45.00
Less than 10 credit hours $11.25 $11.25 $22.50
Course and Laboratory Fees:
Some specialized courses have mandatory course or laboratory fees. These fees can range from $10.00 to $200.00.
Some courses may have an additional course or lab fee Per class Variable Variable Variable
Distance Education Course Support Fee:
A mandatory fee charged to students registering for Distance Education classes.
Off-campus classes (Houlton, etc.) ITV classes Per credit hour $12.00 Depends on enrollment Depends on enrollment
Distance Education Technology Fee:
A mandatory fee charged to students registering for Distance Education classes.
Interactive television classes (ITV) Per credit hour $6.00 Depends on enrollment Depends on enrollment
Online Fee:
Mandatory fee charged for online courses. The fee is used to enhance the quality of programming and the student online learning experience.
Online classes Per credit hour $25.00 $375.00 $750.00

Room & Board

Description Charge Basis Options Amount Annual
Room Per Semester Double or triple room $2,425.00 $4,850.00
Double room as a single $3,638.00 $7,276.00
Triple room as a double $3,226.00 $6,452.00
Skyway $2,500.00 $5,000.00
Sky Room Buy Out $3,750.00 $7,500.00
Meal Plan Per Semester 19 Meals + $200 declining balance dollars $1,862.00 $3,724.00
14 Meals + $250 declining balance dollars $1,778.00 $3,556.00
10 Meals + $250 declining balance dollars $1,718.00 $3,436.00

Other Fees

Description Applies to: Charge Basis Amount
Application Fee:
A non-refundable mandatory fee charged to students applying for admission into a degree program.
Admission Applicants Per application $40.00
Installment Plan Fee:
A fee charged to students who elect to pay University charges using a payment plan.
Payment Plans Per payment plan $30.00
Insufficient Funds Fee:
Charged when a check is returned for insufficient funds.
Returned “non-negotiable” checks Per occurrence $25.00
Late Payment Fee:
Charged to students whose University bill is past due.
Past due tuition & fee accounts Monthly $25.00
Parking Fee:
Vehicles that will be parked at any time on the UMPI campus are required to be registered with the campus Security & Safety Office.
Student wishing to park a vehicle on campus Annual $10.00
Personalized Learning Assessment Fee:
A one-time fee is charged to students for assessment purposes and for an electronic portfolio of students’ work.
New matriculated students One-time $110.00

Books & Supplies

Students are responsible for the purchase of books and supplies. They are not part of the university bill. For a full-time student, enrolled for 12 - 15 credit hours, the cost of books is approximately $900.00 per year.

Refund & Credit Policy

Student charges will be adjusted for voluntary withdrawals from the University and for drops or withdrawals from individual classes in accordance with the schedule and provisions set forth below.

For refunds/charge credit purposes, the following definitions apply:

  • “Standard” full semester classes are classes which are scheduled to start during the first week of a semester and meet through the end of that semester.
  • “Non-standard” classes are classes whose starting and ending dates do not coincide with the starting and ending dates of the Fall or Spring semester. These classes fall into two groups:
    1. Classes with duration of less than 12 weeks in length.
    2. Classes with duration of 12 weeks or longer.
  • The “Drop” period is the time frame a student may drop classes from their schedule without academic or financial penalties.
  • Dropping classes is a reduction in a student’s class load during the Drop period while remaining enrolled in other classes at any of the University of Maine campuses.
  • Withdrawing from classes is a reduction in a student’s class load after the Drop period while remaining enrolled in other classes at any of the University of Maine System campuses.
  • A “Withdrawal from the University”, either temporary or permanent, involves the student withdrawing from all classes at all University of Maine System campuses for which he/she is registered, as well as notifying appropriate administrative officials of his/her decision to leave.
  • Students who cease attendance, in any or all of their classes, without providing official written notification, are not entitled to a refund. If a student ceases attendance for emergency reasons, the University will accept a written appeal.

Tuition & Fees Refund/Credit Schedule

For Withdrawals from the University:

“Standard” Full Semester classes and “Non-Standard” classes of 12 weeks or more:

Withdrawal Date % of Refund
Prior to the end of the second week 100%
Prior to the end of the fourth week 75%
Prior to the end of the sixth week 50%
Prior to the end of the eighth week 25%
After the eighth week 0%

“Non-Standard” Short Classes - classes of less than 12 weeks in length:

Withdrawal Date % of Refund
Withdrawal on or before the number of days equal to the number of weeks a class is scheduled. For example, for a 6-week course, a refund will be granted through the 6th day. 100%
After the number of days equal to the number of weeks a class is scheduled. 0%

For Dropped Classes:

“Standard” Full Semester classes:

Drop Date % of Refund
Prior to the end of the second week 100%
After the second week 0%

“Non-Standard” Classes

Drop Date % of Refund
On or before the number of days equal to the number of weeks a class is scheduled. For example, for a 6-week course, a refund will be granted through the 6th day. 100%
After the number of days equal to the number of weeks a class is scheduled. 0%

Determination of Attendance

  • For “Standard” full semester classes, the attendance period begins on the opening day of scheduled university classes, includes weekends and holidays, and ends on the date the student notifies the Student Advisement Office in writing, that he/she is withdrawing.
  • For “Non-standard” classes, the attendance period begins on the start date of the class as specified on the class schedule of classes, includes weekends and holidays, and ends on the date the student notifies the Student Advisement Office in writing, that he/she is withdrawing.

Room & Board Refund/Credit Schedule

Room Schedule

Withdrawal Date % of Refund
Prior to the end of the second week 100%
Prior to the end of the fourth week 75%
Prior to the end of the sixth week 50%
Prior to the end of the eighth week 25%
After the eighth week 0%

Board Schedule

Withdrawal Date % of Refund
Students who withdraw from the university or cancel their Room and Board contract prior to the end of the semester will be refunded for the unused portion of their meal plan on a prorated basis. Students must notify the Director of Residence Life to qualify for the refund. Prorated

NOTE: Changing financial conditions, state legislative action and other considerations may necessitate adjustment of charges and expenses. The University reserves the right to make such adjustments to the charges and expenses as which may from time to time be necessary in the opinion of the Board of Trustees up to the date of final registration for a given academic term. Students acknowledge this reservation by the submission of an application for admission or by registration for courses.