University of Maine at Presque Isle


the unexpected
Tiffany smiles for the camera in the snow with the owl sculpture in the background

Sometimes you find great things in the most unexpected places.

At UMPI, you'll find a small school that thinks big, whether it's learning personalized to your needs, pristine outdoor spaces that double as research labs, or our dedication to college affordability. But the most important thing you'll find at UMPI is yourself. We're the opposite of a big city college where you can get lost in the crowd, which means you have plenty of room to discover and grow and find your own way to change the world.

Expect to be inspired.

Expect coursework with real-world impact.

Expect everyone to be invested in your success.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle: An education that defies expectation.


Through our wide array of course modalities, state-of-the-art learning environments, faculty who bring creativity and imagination to every learning activity, and our ability to pivot quickly to maximize your individual experience, we are uniquely able to provide an education full of discovery and innovation.


incredible value
UMPI offers free tuition for ALL full-time, Pell-eligible Maine residents (first-year and transfer) and makes the cost of education really, really affordable for everyone else.
Free For Four Award
All first-time, full-time Pell-eligible Maine residents receive FREE tuition and fees (saving more than $8,000 per year).*
For Maine Families Award
Other eligible Maine residents may receive significant reductions in tuition and fees ($4,100 or more in financial aid grants and awards).**
For Other Students
Out-of-State and International students pay just $12,870 per year in tuition and fees.
*Free For Four Award Details

A limited number of awards are available for first time, full-time college students from Maine who are Pell Grant eligible based on the submission of a complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Priority will be given to students who apply for Financial Aid by March 31st.  If applying after March 31st, please contact the UMPI Admissions Office for details and availability.

Pell-eligible transfer students from Maine who transfer to UMPI will also be eligible for the FREE for Four program.  Priority will be given to students who apply for Financial Aid by March 31st.

Selected recipients will receive a combination of both grant and scholarship funds to cover the annual cost of standard tuition and fees.  Recipients are required to attend as full time students and successfully complete 12 credit hours per semester.

**For Maine Families Award Details

Maine students, who are not Pell-eligible and meet the same requirements will receive an annual tuition discount package which will reduce their net tuition to $4,800 per year (30 credits plus standard fees).


an education tailored to your needs
At UMPI, everyone is focused on helping you develop into your best self--personally, professionally, academically, and socially. You'll get lots of one-on-one attention, learning customized to your needs and in ways that maximize deep understanding of the coursework, and opportunities to conduct hands-on research based on your interests.


a cheering section
Whether you're looking for a truly competitive D3 athletic experience or want to be a two- or three-sport athlete while still excelling in your academics, you can make it happen at UMPI. As an UMPI Owl, you'll be supported in a number of ways, from fiercely loyal fans to Friday schedules that help with team travel.


to Finish in Four
At UMPI, we're focused on timely degree completion that saves you time and money, and eliminates barriers on the path toward your chosen career field. We have Academic Maps that show you which courses to take, and when, so you can stay on track. We offer custom advising--every student gets an academic advisor and a professional advisor to ensure on-time graduation. And we offer a full-service Tutoring Center in our Center for Innovative Learning.