MCCS announces tuition freeze for 2017/2018

August 18, 2017

News Release

Maine’s community college costs remain lowest in New England

Contact: Helen Pelletier
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AUGUSTA, ME— Tuition and fees at Maine’s seven community colleges will remain unchanged for the coming academic year. Tuition for Maine students will remain at $92 a credit hour. For a full-time student taking 30 credits, the annual cost of tuition and fees will average $3,600.

Tuition and fees at Maine’s community college have been the lowest in New England for several years and on par with the national average.

“Maine has the lowest per capita income and the lowest college attainment rate in New England,” noted MCCS President Derek Langhauser in making the announcement. “Our Board of Trustees and our colleges are committed to keeping our institutions as affordable as possible so that more Maine people can access higher education and acquire the skills they need to build a brighter future.”

This year’s freeze was made possible by increases in FY18 state appropriations to the MCCS budget, as requested by the MCCS Board of Trustees.

Registration remains open for students interested in enrolling in classes and programs of study for the fall 2017 semester. The majority of classes begin between August 28 and September 5. However, many sections of community college classes start later in the fall to accommodate the needs of those who work in industries such as hospitality and construction and whose schedules do not align with the traditional fall semester. More information about registration and flexible course scheduling is available by contacting the admissions offices at the colleges.

The Maine Community College System is Maine’s comprehensive two-year college system. Additional information about the MCCS and its seven colleges is available at