Early College Billing Policies

A) Aspirations

  • Aspirations students are enrolled in a course at a UMA campus, site or center or online. The course is taught by UMA Faculty.
  • Aspirations students may earn up to 12 tuition free credit hours per year. The year is based on the course start date and begins July 1 through June 30 and does include course taken at Maine’s Public Universities and Maine’s Community Colleges.
  • Aspirations students are responsible for course specific fees.
  • Aspirations students are responsible for purchasing required textbooks and course materials

B) Concurrent Enrollment

  • Concurrent Enrollment are enrolled in a UMA sanctioned course at their high school. The course is taught by a vetted high school instructor.
  • Concurrent Enrollment students may earn up to 12 tuition free credit hours per year. The year is based on the course start date and begins July 1 through June 30 and does include course taken at Maine’s Public Universities and Maine’s Community Colleges.
  • Concurrent Enrollment students are not responsible for course specific fees. These fees are waived when the course runs through the high school.
  • Concurrent Enrollment students are not responsible for purchasing required textbooks and course materials. These are provided by their high school.

C) Bridge Academy

  • Bridge Academy students are involved in a specialized curriculum through their CTE and high school, and take their Early College courses at the high school. The course is taught by a vetted high school instructor.
  • Bridge Academy students are eligible for the reduced tuition rate of $40 per credit hour. Eligible students may qualify for financial assistance through the Department of Labor Competitive Skills Scholarship Program or Bridge Academy Services depending on current year’s availability.
  • Bridge Academy students are not responsible for course specific fees. These fees are waived when the course runs through the high school.
  • Bridge Academy students not responsible for purchasing required textbooks and course materials. These are provided by their high school or CTE.

Billing & Payment Options

All charges that a student incurs for participation in Early College, (if any) including course fees when applicable, are expected to be paid by the last day of their course.

Failure to pay may result in account holds that can prevent you from continued Early College enrollment in a subsequent semester, and may impede your ability to acquire your college transcripts and potential admissions decisions from University of Maine System schools.

  • Cash and check payments may be made in person at Enrollment Services located in the Richard Randall Student Center at the information desk. Checks, (not cash) may also be mailed and must contain the student’s full name, student ID number, and reference to what the payment is for (ie. Bridge Academy Tuition).  Please mail payment to the following address: University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330.
  • Credit or debit card payments may be paid online through your Maine Street Student Center.  A 2.85% processing fee will be charged.
  • ACH payments are only available through your Student Center on Maine Street. An ACH payment must be from a U.S. bank checking or savings account.

For further assistance, please contact:

The Office of Early College 
umaearlycollege@maine.edu