One of the most important considerations when committing to a college or university is its cost. At UNE, we work with you and your family to help make a UNE education affordable. We provide a number of generous grants and scholarships—money that does not need to be paid back—for the duration of your four-year degree. 98% of our students receive financial assistance of some form, and the average total award package exceeds $26,000. Our tuition is 13% less than the average for private universities in New England.
Another important consideration in choosing an institution of higher education is the return you receive on your investment. At UNE, we believe your degree should be valuable and enduring. According to Payscale.com, UNE is #1 for student return on investment among private and public colleges and universities in Maine and in the top 15% nationally. Forbes magazine placed UNE in the top 650 American degree-granting institutions that provide the highest investment return—high honors considering there are approximately 4,500 colleges and universities in the nation. While the national default rate on student loans is 14.7%, the default rate for UNE graduates is considerably less, at just 4.1%; this means that over 95% of our graduates responsibly manage their student loan obligations.
With a UNE diploma, manageable college expenses, and our commitment to partnering with you and your family, you are well equipped for the transition you will make after college.
FINANCIAL AID by the Numbers
Percentage of our undergraduate students who receive some type of financial assistance
UNE's percentage below the average tuition for private universities in New England
Average total award package for our students
Percentage of our graduates responsibly managing their student loan obligations