Cost of college went up for resident students at the University of Maine at Machias


In-state tuition and fees rose 2 percent for 2018-19 at the University of Maine at Machias, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Maine residents paid $7,830 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $150 more than the $7,680 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 92.8 percent more than residents this year, or $15,100. Their price tag was reduced 21.8 percent from $19,320 in 2017-18.

About 85 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Maine residents. About 14 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 84 students received grants or scholarships totaling $666,859 and 36 students took out student loans totaling more than $221,966.

Including all undergraduates (675), 450 students used grants or scholarships totaling $3.7 million, and 276 students took out $1.6 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~574
$7,480
$7,530
$7,680
$7,830
4.7%
Out-of-state
~95
$19,370
$19,350
$19,320
$15,100
-22%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Maine at Machias in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
52
60%
$294,224
$5,658
State / local grant or scholarship
40
46%
$57,605
$1,440
Institutional grants or scholarships
74
85%
$315,030
$4,257
Grant or scholarship aid total
84
97%
$666,859
$7,939
Federal student loans
36
41%
$178,552
$4,960
Other student loans
6
7%
$43,414
$7,236
Student loan aid
36
41%
$221,966
$6,166
Total student aid
87
100%
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