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Early College Tuition Rates

Haenssler Honors Center • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743
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Who pays the tuition?

Thanks to a collaborative effort between the Maine Legislature Aspirations Program, the Department of Education, and the University of Maine system, publicly funded high school students and registered home school students enrolled in Early College courses are eligible for 12 credit hours per year at no cost.

Students are still responsible for some course supply fees and for the purchase of course textbooks.

What if I take more than 12 credits in a year?

If a student has taken more than the allotment of covered credits, they will receive a bill for those extra credits. Students enrolled in more than 12 credit hours per year will be responsible for paying for additional credits at the discounted half rate of $138.25 per credit hour. For example, if a student takes 15 credits in one year, they will be billed for three (3) credits at the discounted rate (3x$138.25 = $414.75). This bill will be mailed to the student address provided at the time of application.

I'm Native American. Are there programs available to me to assist with costs?

For Native American students, there is a Native American Waiver Process when the student has taken over 12 credits in an academic year. Students should reach out to the UMFK Community Education Office for assistance in this case.