The University has established several parameters in order for students to participate in the program. Applicants must be in-state, first-time, full-time students who will start college at UMPI during the Fall 2018 semester and complete 15 credits per term, delivered by UMPI (at least 30 credits each year). Applicants need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete a financial aid application at UMPI by March 31 of the appropriate award year. Open to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, applicants must be residents of Maine who have lived in state for 12 continuous months prior to acceptance at UMPI; be graduates from a Maine high school (or earned a high school equivalency diploma); meet all other general eligibility requirements of the Federal Title IV Financial Aid Programs, including Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements; and maintain a GPA of 2.0 while at UMPI.
The tuition guarantee is valid for eight consecutive traditional semesters (fall and spring terms). Students must maintain an accumulative GPA of 2.00 and earn a minimum of 15 credit hours, which are delivered by the University of Maine at Presque Isle, each semester. Students who fail to earn 30 credits during the academic year can enroll in UMPI’s summer courses to meet the requirement. Note: notwithstanding extended circumstances, this guarantee will be revoked if student does not maintain these standards and will not be reinstated.
The guarantee is based on the Tuition and Fee amounts reflected in the cost of attendance and calculated using an average credit hour load of 15 credits per semester and standard fees. The guarantee will not be adjusted based on individual charges.
Pell-eligible students are guaranteed to receive an annual tuition discount package which will cover the cost of tuition and fees for the academic year (30 credits plus standard fees).
Non-Pell eligible students may receive an annual tuition discount package of $3,084 or more per year (30 credits plus standard fees).
The amount of gift aid used to determine the guarantee will include all Federal, State and University Resources (Grants, Merit Awards, Tuition Waivers, etc). In addition, if a student receives outside assistance/scholarships in excess of $2,000 annually, a portion of the total amount of outside assistance may be considered part of the guarantee.