Avg. Federal Grant


Avg. Federal Loan


Total Aid Awarded

University of Maine Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.


Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.


Financial Aid Official Website


Among them are scholarship programs such as Maine Difference Scholarship, Maine Metal Products Association Scholarship, Maine Public Relations Council Scholarship, and Maine State Society of Washington D.C. Scholarship. Notably, 99% of the students at University of Maine get some kind of financial aid every year, and the total amount of assistance/loans provided adds up to around $33,849,171. One can visit UM's financial aid page at http://www.umaine.edu/stuaid/ for more information. Notably, a total of 32% of the applicants to University of Maine receive the Federal Grant every year. Meanwhile, 99% of the applicants receive the Student Grant and 99% are awarded the Institution Grant, while 31% of the students get the Pell Grant. Moreover, the average aid amount for Federal Grant awardees stands at $5,093, while the same comes to $1,474 for State Grant receivers and $7,572 for Institution Grant awardees. As far as the Pell Grant beneficiaries are concerned, the average aid received stands at $4,381. The annual family income of the applicants is also considered for determining the total financial assistance that they will be eligible for. In addition to financial grants and scholarship schemes, students can also avail of monetary benefits like student loans to pay for their education. However, student loans attract a certain rate of interest at which the funds are borrowed. Moreover, the funds received through these loans will have to be repaid within a given timeframe. At UM, an estimated number of 66% of the applicants choose to go for student loans.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


As shown in the table the breakdown includes Federal Grants, Pell Grants, state grants and institutional grants, with Institutional grants having the highest percentage contribution of 99% with an average aid amount being $7738. Pell grants have a percentage of 32% with an average aid amount of $4412 which is higher than the State grant aid average of $1518.

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


As shown in the table lower the family income higher is the amount of aid one can expect to receive. For those students who have a family income under $30,000 can expect to receive an aid amount of $11219 while those with family income over $110,000 can expect to receive an aid amount of $3068. This helps students who are coming from low-income homes to pay for their degree.

Student Loans for University of Maine

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.


Students Taking Out Loans


Loan Default Rate


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