Cost of Attendance

Central Maine Community College, as part of the Maine Community College System, has the lowest tuition in New England! A full-time student taking 15 credits each semester can expect to pay $2,880 in total tuition for 2022-23. That’s just $96 per credit hour!

As part of financial assistance, the majority of students receive an average of $5,400 in grants and scholarships, which do not have to be paid back.

Did you know? Our tuition for New Hampshire and Vermont students is very competitive with what you would pay at an in-state school. Qualified students may also be eligible for Maine in-state tuition.

This often covers the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees, and assists with paying for books and supplies. On-campus housing students may qualify for additional grants to help with their living expenses.

2022-2023 estimated cost of attendance
Expenses Billed to Students In-State Rate New England Regional Rate Out-of State Rate
Tuition $2,880 $4,320 $5,760
Mandatory Fees $984 $984 $984
Total Tuition and Fees $3,864 $5,304 $6,744
On-Campus Housing & Meal Plan (based on Rancourt Hall) $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Total with On-Campus Housing & Meal Plan $13,864 $15,304 $16,744

Students are required to have a computer, which in many cases can be covered by financial aid. The computer requirement is to help ensure access to Brightspace course shells, software and other electronic course materials, as well as access to online and virtual academic student support (e.g. tutoring, research assistance and the Online Writing Center), which all contribute to overall student success.

Residence Hall Costs

2022-2023 Room and Board Costs by Residence Hall*
Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Rancourt Hall
Room/Board $5,010 $4,260
Cable/Internet Fee $185 $185
Laundry Fee $80 $80
Total Cost Per Semester $5,275 $4,525
Annual Total $9,800
Fortin Hall
Room/Board $4,646 $3,964
Cable/Internet Fee $185 $185
Laundry Fee $80 $80
Total Cost Per Semester $4,911 $4,229
Annual Total $9,140
Apartments
Room/Board $5,412 $4,555
Cable/Internet Fee $185 $185
Laundry Fee $80 $80
Total Cost Per Semester $5,677 $4,820
Annual Cost $10,497
*All residence hall students are also assessed an annual $200 key and damage deposit fee, which is refundable with a favorable room inspection and key return upon move-out.

Meals
Students are allocated $24 per day Monday through Sunday. Meals include a $100 overage that can only be credited back prior to the start of the semester.

New England Regional Student Program

Central Maine Community College is a participating college in the New England Board of Higher Education Regional Student Program (RSP). Residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont are eligible for special tuition at 150% of the in-state rate when the individual pursues a degree program not offered by their home state. This participation offers individuals a considerable savings compared to the non-resident tuition.

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