State of Maine Grant Program


The State of Maine 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 the maximum EFC set in any given year.

The award amount is up to $1,500 per year for a full-time student. If you are enrolled less than full-time, you may be eligible for a pro-rated amount. 1

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Must be a resident of Maine
  • Be classified as an undergraduate student
  • Be enrolled at least half-time at an eligible Maine college or university
  • Must show substantial financial need with a valid EFC of 5,800 or less

How to Apply?

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

  1. Students who are enrolled less than full-time may be eligible for up to $750 in the 2020–2021 academic year.()