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The University of Maine    
 
    
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Explanation of University Fees


Explanation of University Fees

Activity Fee: Activity fee funds are used by the Student Government associations to support various activities. For Undergraduates, the fee is $53.00 per semester; if you are registered for 6 or more credit hours. This fee will only be assessed for credit hours taken on the University of Maine campus.

Communications Fee: The communications fee provides support to the student newspaper, The Maine Campus, WMEB, the student radio station and ASAP. The fee is $15.00 per semester. This fee will only be assessed for credit hours taken on the University of Maine campus.

Unified Fee:  The Unified 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 such as student centers, and student-utilized, instruction-related technologies.

Credit Hours

Per Semester

Less than 6 128.00
At least 6 but less than 12 391.00
At least 12 but less than 16 958.00
16 or more 983.00

Recreation Center Fee - The Recreation fee includes access to the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, The Maine Bound Adventure Center, open swims at Wallace Pool, and open recreation times in the Dome, Lengyel Gym, and Memorial Gym. This fee also includes unlimited Level I adult group exercise classes (excludes some classes) and Intramural Sports and Sport Club participation. Also included are reduced program fees for specialty fitness programs, Maine Bound Trips and courses, equipment rental, and other programs. This fee will only be assessed for credit hours taken on the University of Maine campus.

Credit Hours

Per Semester

Less than 6 81.00
6 or more 135.00

Student Health Insurance: Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP): In response to the new federal health insurance requirements for the college-age population, the University of Maine, in collaboration with the University of Maine System, is pleased to offer an affordable Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for 2017/2018.  

All non-international undergraduate students enrolled in 9 credit hours or more and graduate students enrolled in 6 credit hours or more are required to show proof of adequate health insurance coverage.  An annual health insurance charge of $1,692 will be billed to eligible students in the fall semester.  The cost for students eligible in the spring semester only is $982.  Students with adequate health insurance may complete an online waiver process to opt out of the plan before October 1.  The coverage period is from August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.  The spring semester only coverage period is January 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018.

Complete eligibility and enrollment criteria, the SHIP benefit summary, as well as the opt-out waiver/enrollment processes are available online: crossagency.com/umaineinsurance

International Student Health Insurance: International Student Health Insurance is mandatory for all international students, unless proof of insurance is provided to the Office of International Programs. International students are not eligible for the SHIP plan described above. Cost of 2017/2018 individual student coverage from August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018 is available online at https://umaine.edu/international/students/health-insurance/.

First Year Residential Experience Fee: The First Year Residential Experience Fee is a one-time fee of $50.00 is assessed to all first year residential students taking any credit hours on the UMaine campus. The First Year Residential Experience environment requires cutting-edge programming. The goals of the First Year Residential Experience fall into three broad categories: academic achievement, social integration, and student development. Specifically, the goals of the First Year Residential Experience include:

Increase student-to-student interactions.
Increase student-to -faculty interactions.
Create study environments in the Residence halls and promote/reinforce student academic endeavors.
Develop strong student study skills and study habits.
Create opportunities for altruism, activism, and citizenship development in the First Year Residential Experience.
Create social engagement opportunities between students.
Promote diversity and discussion around racial, ethnic, and social issues.
Create and promote mentoring and tutoring connections between students.
Support UMaine traditions, history, and lore.

Please contact Assistant Director for Residence Life, Kelly Beers, by email at kelly.beers@umit.maine.edu or by phone at 581-1420 with any questions concerning this fee.

Program Fees

Business Program Fee:  A fee of $33 per credit hour will be charged for each “BUA” course within the Maine Business School. The Business Program Fee is to cover the differential costs associated with Business Courses. 

Nursing Program Fee:  A fee of $50 per credit hour will be charged for all nursing clinicals and labs. The Nursing Program Fee is to cover the differential costs associated with Nursing Courses.

Social Work Program Fee: A fee of $50 per course will be charged for all Social Work practicums (Field Internships), within the School of Social Work. The Social Work Program Fee is to cover the differential costs associated Social Work Courses.

Engineering Program Fee: A fee of $100 per course will be charged for all Engineering course designators within the College of Engineering. Military Science and Naval Science courses within the College of Engineering will not be charged this program fee. The Engineering Program Fee is to cover the differential costs associated with Engineering Courses.

Applied Music Course Fee: Music majors and some music minors will be charged a fee of $100 for half hour private lessons or $200 for one hour private lessons. Non music majors will be charged a fee of $300 for half hour private lessons or $600 for one hour private lessons.

Travel Study Course Fee: Travel Study Course Fee will be charged to students who choose to participate in a travel study course. The Travel Study Course Fee is to cover the differential costs associated with each travel study course and will vary by course.

Tk20 Fee: The College of Education uses Tk20 highered™ as a comprehensive online data management system for all student activities related to teacher or administrator certification for specific programs. Students enrolled in any these programs are required to purchase an account within Tk20 which will enable them to complete course assignments, build professional portfolios, and provide information regarding field experiences, student teaching and administrative internships. There is a one-time, $100 fee for a Tk20 account which will be assessed to the student’s account when he/she activates the Tk20 account. The Tk20 account will be active for seven years after the date of activation.

Online Fee: A fee of $25 per credit hour will be charged for all online courses. The Online Fee is used to support and enhance the quality of online programming and the student learning experience. Supported student services include, but are not limited to: online orientation, online tutoring, online proctoring, online library resources, universal design, and online Advisor support. In addition to these student services, the online fee helps foster excellence in course quality by supporting online faculty in learning design, adaptive learning tools, production assistance, and the use of emerging technologies and communications.

* Note: Depending on your individual course of study additional program or course fees not listed here may apply.

Distance Education Fees*
Distance Education Technology fee: A fee of $6 per credit hour is assessed to all students enrolled in Interactive Television and Conference Video classes at sites, centers, and campus receive locations and to students enrolled in on-site courses (live instruction) at University College centers and sites. This fee is assessed to support up-to-date student computer labs and clusters at University College centers, and to ensure student access to internet-connected computers at Interactive Television receive locations. It also supports the phone bridge which many Interactive Television instructors use in their classes, and contributes to 1-800 access to help through Tech Support.

Distance Education Support course fee: A fee of $12 per credit hour is assessed to all students enrolled in Interactive Television and Conference Video classes at sites, centers, and campus receive locations and to students enrolled in on-site courses (live instruction) at University College centers and sites. The Distance Education Support fee is to cover the differential costs associated with Interactive Television and Conference Video courses such as the handling and mailing of hand out materials, homework, and tests.

* On behalf of University College (an administrative unit of The University of Maine at Augusta) the Distance Education Fees are charged on all Live, Interactive Television, Conference Video and online distance courses held at sites & centers and receive campuses of The University of Maine at Augusta. For questions concerning the assessment of these two (2) fees, please call the University College Tele Service line at 1-800-868-7000.