Qualified concurrent enrollment and Aspirations students may earn up to 12 tuition free credit hours per year. The year is based on the course start date and begins July 1 through June 30.

Starting with Fall of 2020, all of Maine’s high school Early College students will not pay any fees except course specific materials or travel/housing fees (e.g. lab materials, art supplies, field trips, summer programs that include room and board).

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Yes, students are responsible for purchasing textbooks and other supplies needed for their courses.
  •  Publicly funded high school students
  • Students who attend a high school or academy classified as a Private Schools Approved for the Receipt of Public Funds and who are not private pay tuition (taxpayer dollars pay tuition for public students to attend these schools such as Fryeburg Academy or Thornton Academy)
  • Homeschool students who have registered with their local school district and the Maine Department of Education
  • International students who are living with a host family, attending school per a Superintendents agreement, and are NOT paying tuition to that school (for example exchange program students)
  • Students who attend private schools and pay tuition
  • International students who are paying tuition to a public or private high school
  • Any Maine student who is paying tuition to attend a public or private high school
  • Any out of state student
  • Homeschooled students who do not register with the DOE
  • Maine high school students be billed the Early College tuition rate for each credit above 12
  • The Early College tuition rate for Maine students is currently $134.75/credit but is subject to change when tuition rates change
  • No additional fees will be charged other than those previously described (course specific materials, travel, room and board fees)
  • Maine high school students be billed the Early College tuition rate
  • The Early College tuition rate for Maine students is currently $134.75/credit but is subject to change when tuition rates change
  • Maine high school students will not pay any fees other than course specific materials or travel/housing fees, even if they do not qualify for Aspirations funding.
  • Students not attending a Maine high school should contact the EC Administrator at the campus they wish to attend to learn more about costs for out-of-state students [contact page]
  • These programs are, in part, made possible by a one-time investment by the Legislature to expand college access and affordability.
  • The Aspirations program is sponsored by the Maine Department of Education, which reimburses our campuses for a portion of the tuition costs.
  • Maine’s Public Universities waive the remaining tuition costs to support the state’s efforts to promote college access and affordability.