Good news for students who missed the 2021-2022 Maine State Grant filing deadline of May 1: the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has extended the deadline for this academic year only.
The Maine State Grant Program is the state’s need-based undergraduate grant program. It is funded largely through state appropriations. The grant is awarded annually to approximately 12,500 Maine students. Students are considered for the grant simply by filing the FAFSA. Award levels for the academic year 2021-22 are $1,500 for full-time enrollment at Maine institutions (public and private) and $750 for part-time enrollment. The grant may be used at eligible Maine institutions of higher education or in association with New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) Tuition Break Programs at eligible New England institutions.
Interested students are encouraged to file their 2021-2022 FAFSA as soon as possible as funds are limited.