Cash, Checks, Credit, Debit Cards, ACH
Cash and check payments may by in person at Enrollment Services located in the Richard Randall Student Center. Staff is available to assist Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Checks made payable to UMA may be mailed to 46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330.
Beginning July 20th, 2020 Credit or debit card payments can only be made online through your MaineStreet Student Center. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover are accepted. A convenience fee of 2.85% of the total payment amount will be charged to students who make credit card payments online via TouchNet PayPath, a third party payment servicer. Please note: UMA does not receive any part of the convenience fee charged.
ACH payments are only available through your Student Center on MaineStreet with NO convenience fee. An ACH payment must be from a U.S. bank checking or savings account.
The University of Maine at Augusta has partnered with Flywire to provide students and their families with a cost effective, convenient method for making payment to UMA in foreign currencies.
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UMA offers easy and affordable payment plan options for the summer, fall, and spring terms. You may enroll in a payment plan online through your MaineStreet Student Center, in-person or over the phone by calling 1-877-862-1234. For payment plan dates, please review the billing information below.
Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Billing Information
The financial requirements of the University, changing costs, state and legislative action, and other matters may require an adjustment of charges and expenses. The University reserves the right to make such changes at any time. The applicant acknowledges this by submitting an application for admission or registration.
The Board of Trustees approves tuition, fees, and other educational costs annually for each of the seven campuses of the University of Maine System. UMA students enrolled in classes hosted by other University of Maine campuses should consult that campus for information about billing and refund policies, amounts, and add/drop dates.
Students may access an up-to-date status of their student account at any time via MaineStreet (https://mainestreet.maine.edu/).
Students are ultimately solely responsible for their account balances and are encouraged to apply for financial aid or submit third party authorizations in a timely fashion. Balances not paid by due dates–whether intended to be paid by the student, external sources or financial aid–will incur a late fee. A student’s current registration may be canceled or prohibited in future terms for accounts that are not satisfied. Unpaid accounts will be sent to a collection agency, and additional fees charged. The University participates in the State of Maine’s Tax Refund Set-Off Program, which deduct balances due to the University from the student’s Maine income tax refund.
Financial Aid: Financial aid-in-progress, or anticipated aid, will display within Mainestreet and on student invoices for each term. Although anticipated aid is considered to reduce the student’s overall account balance, the funds will not be transferred to cover charges unless all requirements are met as stipulated by the Student Financial Services office.
Awarded financial aid is transferred to the student’s account within ten days from the start of the term. Excess aid (after the balance is fully paid) will be mailed to the student so that they may have their refund check prior to the opening day of classes. After the opening day of campus classes, refund checks will generally be issued weekly.
IMPORTANT FACT: In accordance with Federal regulations, financial assistance may be adjusted for aid recipients that reduce credit hours, withdraw during the semester, do not academically complete the semester, or receive external contributions (such as third party sponsorship, scholarships, waivers, etc.) A portion of his or her financial aid will be refunded to the Title IV program as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Financial aid calculations due to changes in information used in the calculation of aid award may result in the student owing a balance to the University.
Failure to report outside assistance may result in the need to repay financial aid funds.
Payment Plan(s): Each semester, students may choose a payment plan option to spread expenses into monthly, interest-free payments. There is a $30 non-refundable plan enrollment fee assessed for every term this option is chosen. Students that select the payment plan option may combine their account balances from other University of Maine campuses into a single UMA payment plan.
Payment Plan Installments and Due Dates:
|Summer 2020||Fall 2020||Spring 2021|
|$30 plan enrollment fee due at time of plan enrollment||$30 plan enrollment fee due at time of plan enrollment||$30 plan enrollment fee due at time of plan enrollment|
|1/3 of total due at plan enrollment (or by 5/15/2020)||1/5 of total due at plan enrollment (or by 8/15/2020)||1/5 of total due at plan enrollment (or by 1/15/2021)|
|1/3 due 6/15/2020||1/5 due 9/15/2020||1/5 due 2/15/2021|
|1/3 due 7/15/2020||1/5 due 10/15/2020||1/5 due 3/15/2021|
|1/5 due 11/15/2020||1/5 due 4/15/2021|
|1/5 due 12/15/2020||1/5 due 5/15/2021|
Employer or Third Party Authorization: The University will accept an unconditional guarantee of direct payment from an employer, federal or state agency, or the military. The Third Party Authorization Form is submitted to the Student Financials Office at the time of registration and must specify what charges and amounts are covered. The student is expected to have arrangements in place to pay uncovered charges at the time of registration and remains responsible for all costs if the third party organization does not pay.
Registration and Bill Due Dates:
|Summer 2020||Fall 2020||Spring 2021|
|Class registration dates: degree seeking students||3/11/2020||3/11/2020||11/5/2020|
|Class Registration dates: non-degree seeking students||4/01/2020||4/01/2020||11/12/2020|
|Bill due date||5/15/2020||9/15/2020*||1/15/2021|
Note: Per UMA’s policy, student(s) enrolling in any given term must pay in full at time of registration beginning the due date for that term.
*Billing Due Date for Fall 2020 has been adjusted to 9/15/2020, this date it typically 8/15