Maine State Grant Program

Maine State Grant Program is a need-based program that provides grants to Maine undergraduate students who complete the FAFSA in time.

Because this is a need-based grant, your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must not exceed 10,000 to meet the maximum EFC requirement set for each year. 1

The award amount is up to $2,500 per year for a full-time student. If you are enrolled less than full-time, you may be eligible for a pro-rated amount, not exceeding $1,250.


Who is eligible for Maine State Grant Program? #

  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  2. Must be a resident of Maine
  3. Be classified as an undergraduate student
  4. Be enrolled at least half-time at an eligible Maine college or university
  5. Must show substantial financial need with a valid EFC of 10,000 or less

How do I apply for Maine State Grant Program? #

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than May 1 each year you plan to attend college. No other forms are required.

The college or university you attend will review your enrollment status and EFC and determine if you are eligible for the grant.


  1. The maximum EFC is based upon available funding and may be adjusted at any time.
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