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- Education Tax Benefits
- Resources and Tools
- Business Financing
- For Business Owners
- Business Roadmap
- FAME Financing Programs
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- Compliance Assistance Loan Program
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There is money available to help pay for school. Begin by filing the FAFSA.
Make a Plan
Making a plan for saving is the first step towards making education after high school a reality.
Start to Save
Saving now will put you in a better position to pay for education after high school later.
Pay for School
Paying for education after high school usually comes from a variety of sources.
There are things you can do at every stage to prepare for higher education.
FAME provides specific resources for New Mainers, Adult Students, Military Families and Veterans, and Employers.
Learn more about managing your finances and improving your financial health.
Resources for Educators to help serve students and families.
There are many ways to save for college. Learn more about options that may work for you.
A great way to help your child save for college. NextGen 529 is Maine’s section 529 plan which many Maine families use to save for college.
It can be hard to find money in your budget for college savings. These tips will help you find ways to save money.
There’s money available to help pay for college. Learn more about applying for financial aid and filing the FAFSA.
If you’re a Maine student who earned (or will earn) a high school diploma or equivalent in 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023, you can attend Maine community college tuition free, but you’ll need to file the FAFSA.
Scholarships provide free money to pay for college. Start your search for Maine scholarships here.
Unlike loans, grants are sources of financial aid that generally don’t have to be repaid. Learn more about Maine grants and tuition waiver programs here.
Learn about the different types of student loan programs as well as specific loan programs for students pursuing a degree in the health professions, education, or child care.
Time to repay your student loans? Here are some things you need to know.
Use FAME’s Resources & Tools to help you afford higher education.
A $120 million initiative to support Maine small businesses features two new programs administered by FAME: Thrive Maine and Grow Maine. Learn more.
For Business Owners
For nearly 40 years FAME has helped Maine people reach their business goals.
FAME helps Maine lenders and their customers get to "yes."
FAME encourages investments in Maine businesses, both directly and through private venture capital funds.
FAME’s commercial loan insurance program helps lenders make business loans by reducing risk.
When traditional loans are not the solution, FAME’s business loans may be the answer.
Learn about key steps in the business planning and financing process.
Whether you’re starting a business or seeking financing for an existing one, learn about key steps in the business planning and financing process.
When traditional loans aren’t an option for your business, FAME’s financing programs may be the answer.
A collection of resources to help you plan and build your business.
FAME’s commercial loan insurance insures a portion of loans made through participating financial institutions.
Quick access to the OLA log in page for existing OLA users.
Miss out on a webinar? Find recordings and resources for FAME Business Webinars here.
Quick link to FAME fees and rates for lender programs.
Provides tax credits to investors in community development entities that reinvest in businesses located in low-income Maine communities.
Encourages investments in small businesses by providing credits to outside passive investors.