“MECA is committed to making our exceptional educational experience affordable. Welcoming students of all income levels is at the heart of who we are. When financial aid is factored in, many students are surprised to find that the cost of attending MECA is comparable to or less than that of a state school.” – President Donald Tuski
Financial aid programs and services assist students and families with paying for college. At Maine College of Art 100% of our BFA degree students receive some type of financial assistance. Students at MECA receive more than $3 million annually in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and job opportunities. The College provides over $1.3 million directly to support the aid programs available to students.
The average tuition cost after MECA grants and scholarships are applied is $18,000. Additional federal and state grants and scholarships are applied based on eligibility.
MECA requires only one application to apply for financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To apply, please visit FAFSA’s website and use Maine College of Art’s Federal School Code 011673. Our priority filling deadline for 2016-2017 is March 1st, however we will continue to review applications received after this date. Prior to completing the FAFSA the student and one parent (if the student is considered dependent) will need to apply for their own FSA ID which is used to electronically sign legally binding documents. In order to create your own FSA ID please click here.
If you are not applying for financial aid, you need to complete and return the FAFSA Waiver Form [PDF].
The Financial Aid Office is committed to ensuring that all students looking to receive an exceptional education here at MECA are able to fulfill their mission. We are available to assist students and parents through the entire financial aid process. Please contact us at email@example.com or at 1.800.639.4808 ext. 5074.
Federal Verification Worksheets