The State of Maine Grant program is a need-based grant program for Maine residents. Applicants must be enrolled at least part-time in an undergraduate program at an eligible institution. Because this is a need-based grant, the applicant's expected family contribution (EFC) must not exceed the maximum EFC set in any given year. Applicants must attend an eligible college/university in Maine; students enrolled in NEBHE's Tuition Break Program, the New England Regional Student Program, may also be eligible.
The school you attend will review your enrollment status and EFC to determine if you are eligible for the grant. The grant award may be part of your financial aid offer. Grant funds are paid directly to the college or university for credit to your student account. You must file the FAFSA by May 1 each year you plan to attend college in order to be considered for an award. The school you attend will determine if you are eligible each year.