Congratulations on your acceptance to Maine College of Art & Design!

Join Virtual Accepted Student Events

Virtual Info Session with Faculty
Join Chair of the MFA Program Chris Stiegler, Administrative Director of Graduate Programs Rachel Katz, and MFA faculty members for a deep dive into what to expect from our rigorous, two-year MFA program. Sign up here!

Live Virtual Campus Tour
Take a live virtual tour with Graduate Admissions Coordinator Joel Tsui. We'll show you around the studios and answer your questions from the comfort of your home. Sign up here!

Happy Hour in New York City
The first-year MFA students will be joining Chris on a New York City research trip, where we gallery hop, talk to artists, visit museums, and experience New York City through the lens of an artist. Join us on March 9 for a happy hour & meet-and-greet. Sign up here!

In-person Accepted Students Day
To cap off our accepted student events, we are hosting an in-person accepted students day. Check out our facilities and come meet your future classmates, the program chair, faculty members, and current students. Sign up here!

Submit Your Enrollment Fee

In order to enroll at Maine College of Art & Design, please log in to your application status page to fill out the reply to offer of admission form. Once you submit this form, you will be able to submit the $300 non-refundable enrollment fee by credit card.

Apply for Campus Housing

Please submit the Emergency Contact and Housing Form that can be found on your application status page; if you would like to request on-campus housing, please do so on this form. If you indicate you'd like on-campus housing, you’ll be directed to pay the $200 housing fee and deposit upon submitting this form. (The $200 fee includes a $100 one-time non-refundable housing placement fee and a $100 refundable housing security deposit.)

Both the housing fee and the completed form are necessary to hold your place in on-campus housing, and will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis during placements.

Questions? Contact Mel Adams, Dean of Student Life, at 207.699.5035 or

Apply for Outside Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office compiles an extensive list of outside and independent scholarships for which MECA&D students are often competitive. We highly recommend you take some time to apply for these scholarships that can reduce the cost of attendance.

In addition, students often say they have the most success with sources that offer local scholarships. These include, for example, family members' (immediate and extended) employers, civic organizations such as local chapters of Rotary clubs, and religious organizations such as Knights of Columbus. Be sure to check at your town hall, library, and Chamber of Commerce for additional possible scholarship opportunities.

You can access the most recent scholarship list here.

Questions? Contact Carri Frechette or Will O'Shea at 207.699.5074 or