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PARKING

UMA's policy on parking is located in the policies section of this handbook. Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense. Parking stickers are available for students in Augusta at the Enrollment Services Center in the Randall Student Center and the Information Desk in Robinson Hal, and at Admissions and Student Enrollment Services in Bangor.

PASS/FAIL COURSES

All students are eligible to take one pass/fail course per semester. These courses may not be program requirements. Pass grades are not used in computing grade point average, but may be counted toward degree credit. A student may not change the pass/fail option after the second class meeting. Please see Honors Program for information on honors eligibility. Contact: Registrar's Office in Augusta, Admissions and Student Enrollment Services in Bangor.

PAYMENT PLAN

Students may choose a 4-installment payment plan option to spread expenses into monthly, interest-free payments.  Students who choose a payment plan will be charged a one-time $30 non-refundable fee.  Students enrolled in a UMA degree program that select the 4-installment payment plan may combine their account balances from other University of Maine campuses in their installment calculations.  Students not enrolled in a degree program at any of the University of Maine system campuses may also combine their course account balances into a single UMA payment plan. Contact:  Student Financial Services in Augusta.

PERSONAL SAFETY ESCORT SERVICE (AUGUSTA AND BANGOR CAMPUSES)

A personal safety escort service is available on the Augusta and Bangor campuses. At Augusta, call 621-3400 between 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. At Bangor, call 262-7777 between 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the regular school year. You will need to give your name, your exact location, and your destination. Phones are available on the Augusta campus in the main entrance to the Lloyd J. Jewett Hall, in the vending area of the Bennett D. Katz Library, in the upstairs lobby of the Augusta Civic Center, in the Richard J. Randall Student Center, and in the hallways of the Fine Arts Building and the Art Building. Courtesy phones are available in the lobby areas of all academic buildings on the Bangor campus.

PLACES TO RELAX

In Augusta, the Charles Dana Danforth Gallery in Jewett Hall, the Richard J. Randall Student Center, and the Bennett D. Katz Library are comfortable places to unwind between classes. The Bangor campus has lounges in many buildings as well as the Huskins Lounge in Eastport Hall.  The centers also have lounges to accommodate students.

PLACEMENT TESTS

UMA placement testing (free service for initial testers) is required of all degree candidates (unless waived by Admissions) and non-degree students interested in taking certain courses. These tests are designed to help assess strengths and limitations in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Contact:  Academic and Career Advising Centers in Augusta and Bangor, your local center.

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Presidential Scholarship Program was established in 1997 to recognize and encourage Maine's most capable and talented citizens. Except as noted, these awards cover one-half of the cost of a student's actual UMA tuition charges during fall and spring semesters. Scholarships are renewable for up to two years for students entering an associate degree program, and four years for students entering a bachelors degree program.
Presidential scholarship recipients must register for and earn at least 12 credits each semester with a grade point average of 2.5. A student who does not earn 12 credits because s/he was assigned a grade(s) of "incomplete" will have the scholarship held for one semester. If the student has successfully completed the course(s) and earned the required grade point average the scholarship will be reinstated.
Some presidential scholarships require a recipient to participate in an extracurricular activity. If a student does not satisfactorily complete the service requirement, s/he loses eligibility. Student participation is verified at the end of each semester.
Descriptions of the various types of presidential scholarships follow. A student may receive more than one type of scholarship. When con-side ring an application for multiple scholarships, the University will consider the applicant's qualifications, scholarship availability, and University needs.
Admissions presidential scholarships are awarded to incoming students who intend to study full time in a baccalaureate program. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Office. Preference is given to students with strong high school grades, high GED scores and/or high SAT scores (1000+).
International student presidential scholarships are awarded to students from other countries. Students are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement and promise. These awards cover the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees and may be used in the summer as well as during fall and spring semesters. International exchange program presidential scholarships are awarded to students from foreign institutions that have formal exchange programs with UMA. These awards cover the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees and may be used in the summer as well as during fall and spring semesters.
Service-based presidential scholarships are awarded to students whose participation in extracurricular activities adds to the educational experience and University community. Continuing as well as entering students are considered for these scholarships. Award categories include:

  • Athletics: Scholarships are allocated to members of men's and women's basketball, soccer, and cross-country teams, and the golf team. Recommendation of the appropriate coach and the athletic director is required.
  • Music Program: Scholarships are awarded by the Music department to students admitted to the bachelor degree in Music.  There is a service requirement.
  • Honors: Scholarships are awarded for Honors Program participation. Recommendation of the Honors Program director is required.
  • Emerging leader: Scholarships are awarded to students with an excellent academic record and an agreed upon campus service role/project. Students are nominated by the program coordinator.
  • Governance: Scholarships are awarded to the student government association presidents in Augusta and Bangor, and the student representative to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. Students receiving these scholarships may be less than full time. These scholarships cover three-quarters of the cost of tuition.
  • Transfer Advantage: Scholarships are allocated by the Admissions Office to transfer students with an excellent academic record achieved at the Maine Community College System. These scholarships are awarded to full-time students and are non-renewable. Payable at a set dollar amount for two semesters, fall and spring.