Cost of Attendance

Central Maine Community College, as part of the Maine Community College System, has the lowest tuition in New England! For 2020-2021, a full-time student taking 15 credits each semester can expect to pay $2,880 in total tuition this year; 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.

2020-2021 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 964 964 964
Total Tuition and Fees 3,844 5,284 6,724
On-Campus Housing & Meal Plan (based on Rancourt Hall) 9,340 9,340 9,340
Total with On-Campus Housing & Meal Plan 13,184 14,624 16,064
Other possible estimated expenses:
Books & Supplies (estimated) 1,400 1,400 1,400
Transportation (estimated) 1,100 1,100 1,100
Miscellaneous (estimated) 1,000 1,000 1,000

Computer Requirement

Starting in fall 2020, students will be 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

2020-2021 Room and Board Costs by Residence Hall
Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Rancourt Hall
Room/Board $4,800 $3,970
Cable/Internet Fee $185 $185
Key and Damage Deposit $200
Total Cost Per Semester $5,185 $4,155
Annual Total $9,340
Fortin Hall
Room/Board $4,356 $3,674
Cable/Internet Fee $185 $185
Key and Damage Deposit $200
Total Cost Per Semester $4,741 $3,859
Annual Total $8,600
Room/Board $4,650 $3,870
Cable/Internet Fee $185 $185
Key and Damage Deposit $200
Total Cost Per Semester $5,035 $4,055
Annual Cost $9,090

Students are allocated $22 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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