State Flag for Universities in Maine Maine Residency Rules

Red Square Means In-State Tuition is Most Difficult Difficulty

How to get in-state at Universities in Maine:

There aren’t a ton of out-of-state students in Maine; nevertheless, there are plenty enough to figure out whether in-state tuition is possible for you.

It’s hard and easy…getting in-state really just favors anybody who has their heart set on Maine and willing to delay their application longer than most people are willing to.

On one level, Maine is considered a harsh gap-year school by In-State Angels, meaning that it’s damning for anyone who applies to the university prior to being a domiciled resident of Maine with a 1-year history of non-educational pursuits in Maine.  On the other hand, that one year period (a harsh gap-year), requires only 50% financial independence.  A full-time job you might as well get because what else are you going to do with all your free time?  But you can also get some help from family and friends to get by.  Once classified as a resident for in-state tuition purposes, you are a resident thereafter unless you do something disqualifying like being claimed as a tax dependent at a later date.

Maine Reciprocity Agreements:

Maine is a member state of the Regional Student Program which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Northeastern States. Favorable college tuition rates in nearby states are sometimes possible through reciprocity although many restrictions apply.

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Explained

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University-Specific Overviews Below:

Below please find links to in-state overviews for select universities in Maine. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in Maine:

University of Maine-Orono


Other Universities in Maine:

University of Maine-Augusta
University of Maine-Farmington
University of Maine-Fort Kent
University of Maine-Machias
University of Maine-Presque Isle
University of Southern Maine-Portland

Every College in Maine Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Maine you’re most interested in.

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Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.