Explanation of University Fees
Activity Fee: Activity fee funds are used by the Student Government associations to support various activities the Maine Campus student newspaper, the student radio station (WMEB) and the student operated New Media research and production house, ASAP Media Service. The fee is $68.00 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.
Technology Fee: All students are charged a Technology Fee of $12 per credit hour. This fee supports the campus technology and educational environment necessary to meet the technological demands of the University of Maine community.
International Student Health Insurance: University of Maine, in collaboration with the University of Maine System, is pleased to offer an affordable International Student Health Insurance Plan for 2022/2023.
All international undergraduate students enrolled are required to show proof of adequate health insurance coverage. An annual health insurance charge of $2,663 will be billed to eligible students in the fall semester. 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, 2022 through July 31, 2023. The spring semester only coverage period is January 1, 2023 to July 31, 2023. More detailed information is available online: https://umaine.edu/bursar/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 Residence Life, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 581-1406 with any questions concerning this fee.
Nursing Kaplan Fee: A fee of $165 for each of the last four semesters of the undergraduate Nursing curriculum will be charged. This covers the use of the Kaplan Integrated product, which is a required learning and assessment tool used in the School of Nursing.
Social Work Program Fee: A fee of $25 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.
Spatial Program Fee: A fee of $100 per course will be charged for all Spatial Information Science and Engineering (SIE) course designators within the School of Computing and Information Science. The Spatial Program Fee is to cover the differential costs associated with the Spatial Information Science and 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.
Sonia Fee: The School of Social Work uses Sonia LIVE as a comprehensive online data management system for all student activities related to the field practicums. Students enrolled in the BSW and MSW programs are required to pay a $25 fee each time they are in a field placement. The Sonia system will enable them to complete field applications, access information about field sites, and store their field evaluations. BSW students will be charged one time at the start of their senior year. If they enter the MSW program as an Advanced Standing student, they will be charged an additional $25 at the start of their specialization year field practicum. MSW students who do not have a BSW will be charged a fee for each of their two field placements, both the generalist year and specialization year field practicums ($50 total). Students will have lifetime access to the Sonia system.
Taskstream-Tk20 Fee: The College of Education uses TaskStream-Tk20 as a comprehensive online data management system for all Academic Programs related to teacher or administrator certification. Students enrolled in any of these programs are required to purchase an account with Taskstream-Tk20. This account will enable them to complete Key Assessments, build professional portfolios, and provide information regarding field experiences, student teaching and administrative internships. There is a one-time $109.99 fee for a TaskStream-Tk20 account, which will be applied in Maine Street once a student starts a term in a participating program. The account will be active for seven years after the date of activation.
Math Placement Exam Fee: The University of Maine requires an ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment to determine readiness for mathematics courses. ALEKS PPL is a web-based program that uses artificial intelligence to map a student’s strengths and weaknesses. More information is available at: https://umaine.edu/clasadvisingcenter/math-placement-exam/. Students will be billed $25 for using the ALEKS Placement Assessment. This fee appears on their student account, viewable in MaineStreet, as a Math Placement Exam fee. This small fee covers three possible attempts as well as access to one Prep and Learning Module. In the event that you need to access an additional Prep and Learning Module, please reach out to your advisor.
* Note: Depending on your individual course of study additional program or course fees not listed here may apply.