Employees often feel stress about affording higher education-paying back their own student loans, paying for their children’s higher education, and saving for their new
baby’s future.

How about adding a way to help ease the stress of affording higher education as part of your employee benefits package? Through FAME, the Finance Authority of Maine, you can offer information about affording higher education to your employees and their families at no cost to you. We’re here to help every Mainer navigate the world of affording higher education, from saving and learning about financial aid to student loan refinancing.

Virtual Employee Resources


Video: Student Loans –Income Driven Repayment

Entering repayment on student loans can be confusing, but fortunately multiple repayment options exist, including options based on your income. Learn how to find federal student loan information, identify loan servicers, and compare your different income driven repayment options.

Video: How Can NextGen 529 Help You Prepare for Higher Education?


Video: Filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Need help applying for financial aid? This is a step-by-step overview to help you complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA is used by all schools to award federal and state financial aid. Many schools also use the FAFSA to award their institutional financial aid.​


FAME can also “come” to your workplace by offering a virtual customized information session-designed for YOUR employees. We can offer sessions about student loan repayment, saving for higher education, and general college financing information. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll work with you to provide a session.