Financial Aid

The financial aid process doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some quick steps for understanding how to apply.

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • FAFSA processing takes 2 weeks if filed on-line or 4 weeks if filed by mail.
  • The federal government will send an eligibility reporter to your home campus.
  • Your home campus then issues an Award Letter detailing your financial aid.
  • If required, sign and return the Award Letter to your home campus.


  • File for financial aid well in advance of the beginning of the semester
  • A FAFSA must be completed each year
  • The financial aid filing year is June through May
  • You must be admitted to a degree program at your home campus
  • Generally, but not always, you must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours

Financing Links:

FAME – Finance Authority of Maine

MES – Maine Education Services

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)