Financial Information

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees 

(2013 - 2014 Fees subject to change)

Full-Time Fall Spring Total
Tuition $15,990 $15,990 $31,980
Room and Board** $6,500 $6,500 $13,000
General Services Fee* $1,165   $1,120
Total Full Time $23,655 $22,490 $46,145

* Biddeford Campus only (for 2013-2014); General Services Fee for Portland Campus is $820 for one year.

** Standard Double Occupancy rate for 1st year student housing. The University offers other options on the Biddeford Campus for upperclassman.

Scope of Tuition: Tuition for full-time undergraduate students covers a course load from twelve to eighteen hours per semester. A course load in excess of eighteen hours requires prior academic approval and will be subject to an overload charge of $1,130 per credit hour.

Part-Time Matriculating: $1,130 per credit hour


Admissions Deposit

A $300 deposit is required for all incoming students. The deposit is refundable through May 1st. This deposit is later credited on the fall billing.

Reservation Deposit
A non refundable $100 deposit is required in the spring for all returning full-time matriculating students prior to fall registration scheduled in April. This deposit is later credited on the fall billing.

Room Deposit

A $200 escrow deposit is required for all residential students. This escrow deposit will be held by the University as long as the student is a residential student.


General Services Fee (Biddeford Campus, 2013-2014)

This mandatory fee is billed to undergraduate matriculating full- and part-time day students enrolled in 7 or more credits and provides the following services:

  • Orientation/educational assessment testing program designed to introduce new students to UNE. Includes cost of food, testing, student housing, and entertainment.
  • Graduate activities including cost of banquet, speakers, and diplomas.
  • Student Senate (Government) activities including support for clubs, programs, cultural events, etc.
  • University Health Care services providing high quality health care services.
  • Campus Center featuring a gymnasium, running track, pool, fitness center with racquetball court, snack bar, and bookstore.
  • Athletic events including intramural programs and all intercollegiate home games.
  • Transcripts.

General Services Fee (Portland Campus, 2013-2014)

Undergraduate - This mandatory fee is billed to undergraduate matriculating full and part time students enrolled in 7 or more credits and provides the following services:

  • Orientation/educational assessment testing program designed to introduce new students to UNE. Includes cost of food, testing, student housing, and entertainment.
  • Graduate activities including cost of banquet, speakers, and diplomas.
  • Finley Center gymnasium
  • University Health Care services providing high quality health care services.
  • Transcripts

Health Insurance

Students are required to enroll in UNE's Student Medical Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable insurance can be demonstrated. Please refer to the Health Insurance Brochure.

Student Malpractice Insurance

Annual mandatory malpractice insurance for the students involved in clinical training rotations.

Athletic Training, annual, 2nd, 3rd and 4th years $75
Dental Hygiene, annual, 3rd and 4th years $230
Nursing, annual, 3rd and 4th years


Occupational Therapy, annual, 3rd, 4th and 5th years $85
Dental Hygiene, annual, 2nd, 3rd and 4th years $255

Laboratory and Student Teaching Fees

Fees are charged to students who enroll in laboratory, computer, student teaching, or other designated courses. The fee is listed in the official course schedule published at the time of registration. Dental Hygiene Program and Nursing Program courses have special laboratory fees as well. Please refer to semester course schedules for fee structures.

Late Registration

Students who register after the published deadline will be required to pay a $75 late registration fee.

Parking Fee

Students, Faculty and Staff wishing to park a vehicle on campus must purchase a parking permit  Enter your destination as University of New England.  Permit prices vary.  For 2013-2014 a  Resident Permit is $300.00.  Commuters are $90.00.  Failure to register a vehicle will result in a fine and having your vehicle towed from campus. 

Summer Session

Courses are open to any student on a direct registration basis.  Contact the Office of Continuing Education for more information and course listings.

College of Arts and Sciences' Courses

  • $310 per undergraduate credit
  • $670 per directed study undergraduate credit
  • $310 per audited undergraduate course
  • $590 per graduate credit (non-matriculated students and courses not part of a graduate program)
  • $690 per audited graduate course

Westbrook College of Health Professions' Courses

  • $1,090 per undergraduate credit
  • $300 per audited undergraduate course

Withdrawal Tuition Refund Policy

Course changes for matriculated students are allowed during the add/drop period during the fall and spring semesters. After the add/drop period, no refunds are made for course withdrawals.

Tuition Refunds

Refunds for students leaving the institution during a semester will be made as follows:

Fall and Spring Refunds

During first two weeks 80%
During third week 60%
During the fourth week 40%
Over four weeks No refunds

Summer or other Special Sessions Refunds

Beford second class 100%
During first week 40%
During second week 20%
Over two weeks No refunds

Please Note: Any undergraduate student who intends to withdraw from the University will be required to go through the withdrawal process. He/she must first see the Dean of Students Office to obtain the necessary forms. Verbal notice is not sufficient. For purposes of computing refunds, the date of withdrawal recorded by the Dean of Students after receipt of withdrawal forms from the student shall be considered official and that date will be used by the Business Office to compute any refunds due to the student.

Room (60 % of Room and Board Rate)

There will be no refund of the room charge for the semester after the room has been occupied. A student obtaining permission to break the Residence Hall/Dining Service Contract by moving off campus for the spring semester will be billed 60 percent of a double room rate for that semester.

Board (40 % of Room and Board Rate)

If a student withdraws during the semester, a refund for board charges will be prorated effective the first of the following month.

Other Fees

After registration there shall be no refund of lab fees or other annual fees.


Adjustments to scholarships, grants and loan programs will be made in accordance with respective Title IV program regulations and University policy before a refund to the student or parent is calculated. In cases where a refund may be due and the student has received funds through the Guaranteed Student Loan Program, it is our policy to refund those funds directly to the bank which made the loan, consistent with Federal guidelines. Refunds will not be made in the case of absence, dismissal or suspension.

Leave of Absence Policy

In the event a matriculating undergraduate student desires to apply for a leave of absence, a Leave Form must be submitted to the Dean of Students. The form will include the reason for leaving as well as the expected date of return. Leave of absence adjustment to the student accounts will be given based upon the Withdrawal policies.  Failure to return on the date agreed will result in a withdrawal. 

A student in the military reserves will be granted a full leave of absence tuition credit should the student be called to active duty while attending courses during any given semester. Room, board, and fees will be subject to regular withdrawal policies.

Payment Options

The person or persons responsible for tuition and fee payments (whether it be a student, their parent(s), or guardian(s) may pay the charges as they come due each semester or by using the ten month installment plan offered through Tuition Pay (see Option II: Monthly Payment Plans). They may also arrange to pay by using a combination of these payment arrangements.

The payment dates in the UNE sponsored payment plans cannot be deferred for the convenience of families using guaranteed student and parent loans, or other tuition payment programs. Both long and short term financial arrangements should be made far enough in advance to assure payment on the required dates. Special problems or emergency situations can be discussed with the Student Accounts Office at the Biddeford Campus, or at the Student Registration and Financial Services Center at the Portland Campus, at any time.

In addition to the following options for payment, UNE accepts Mastercard, Discover, and VISA cards.

Option I:  Payment by Semester

About June 15 a bill will be sent for the tuition, board, room rent, and fees for the fall semester. Payment on this bill is due August 1st. Payments from the family, or any other cash payments will appear on the bill as credits. Awarded financial aid will appear as a credit or if pending, as a memo to be deducted from the amount owed on the bill. The balance due is the difference between all charges, credits, and memos. The bill for the spring semester will be sent about December 15 and is due on January 10.

Option II:  Monthly Payment Plans

The UNE Installment Plan (IP) spreads the full year charges over ten months beginning June 1st. This program is administered on behalf of UNE by Tuition Pay at 800-635-0120. These plans are designed to relieve the pressure of "lump sum" payments by spreading the cost over 10 months. There is an application fee. There are no interest charges.

Application Deadline

Students and/or their parents are urged to apply by May 15th. Applications made after the start of the program (June 1st) must be accompanied by an initial payment sufficient to become current with the regular 10 month payment schedule. Applications for the 10 month plan will not be accepted after August 15th.

Late Payment Charge

The balance due each semester will be considered overdue if not paid by the specified date, and any unpaid balance will be subject to a late charge of 12% per annum or 1% per month.

Students with unpaid bills will not be able to register for courses and they will not be allowed to attend classes until they have made satisfactory arrangements with the Business Office. Students with overdue accounts are not eligible for academic credit, transcripts, or degrees.

Additional Information

  • Students should expect annual increases in the cost of attending UNE since the University is subject to the same inflationary pressures that affect the rest of society.
  • For their own protection while at the University, it is recommended that students carry their own local checking accounts to provide funds for incidental expenses and emergencies. People's United Bank, which is our preferred bank, provides a full-service ATM machine located in the Campus Center and in the Alfond Forum on the Biddeford Campus, and in the breezeway between Proctor and Hersey Halls on the Portland Campus.  For those students who have People's United Bank checking accounts, ATM transactions are free of charge. Checks may also be cashed daily ($75 maximum) at the Student Accounts Office on the Biddeford Campus.
  • The University offers direct deposit to its students. Students with credit balances can have the excess funds directly deposited in the bank of their choice. The sign-up form is available on the web at the HR website.
  • The University will not be responsible for the loss of property on or off-campus although it strives to safeguard students' property on campus.
  • Students are expected to pay for books at the beginning of the semester. At the Portland Campus, there is a Dental Hygiene “kit” charge of about $1,020 in the fall semester. Third-year students in this program will pay up to an additional $400 for supplies. Books, supplies and other items available at the University Bookstores may be paid for with cash, check, Master Card, VISA, Discover, and American Express.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2013-2014 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication August 12, 2013.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.