The lowest tuition and fees in New England!

Maine’s community colleges offer one of the best educational values around. A two-year associate degree for Maine students averages less than $3,700 a year in tuition and fees, the lowest cost in New England.

74% of all full-time students receive some form of financial aid.

Our students receive PELL grants, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and other types of aid. Students are required to submit the FAFSA to be eligible for most forms of financial aid. Most of our colleges begin their financial aid review at the end of March for the fall semester.

Qualified residents of other New England states may be admitted to one of Maine’s community colleges at reduced out-of-state tuition rates through the New England Regional Student (APPLE) Program, sponsored by the New England Board of Higher Education. Students who qualify for this program may attend a Maine community college for 150 percent of the in-state tuition rate. Residents of New Brunswick, Canada, may enroll in MCCS programs (on a space-available basis) at in-state rates.

Students interested in applying for the Opportunity Maine or American Opportunity tax credit will find more information here…

Annual Tuition and Fees


$96 per credit hour for in-state students. Tuition for out-of-state students is $192 per credit-hour for a full-time student.

Room and Board:

Room and board rates vary by college, ranging from approximately $5,800 to $12,000 for on-campus accommodations. Some colleges also offer alternative housing options off campus.

Application Fee:


Other Fees:

$680-$1,000 (estimate). Fees can vary significantly among programs. Check with an admissions officer to determine the fees associated with your program of study.

Books and Supplies:

$1,400 (estimate)