Maine provides grants for Maine students attending college or career school. Unlike loans, grants are sources of free money that generally do not have to be repaid.

Doctors for Maine’s Future Scholarship

Scholarships for eligible medical students who enroll in a qualifying Maine-based medical school program.

The Maine State Grant Program

Need-based grants to Maine undergraduate students.

Tuition Waiver Programs

Maine offers two tuition waiver programs to a participating Maine public college/university for:

  • Foster children and adopted children/wards under subsidy from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services
  • Children or spouses of Maine firefighters, law enforcement officers, or emergency medical services providers killed in the line of duty

Out-of-State Reduced Tuition

If you are a Maine resident and would like to pursue a major not offered at one of the Maine systems, some state universities in New England offer reduced tuition to Maine students pursuing a program that is not offered in Maine.

For more information on reduced tuition at an out-of-state school, visit the New England Board of Higher Education’s (NEBHE) website.