The University of Maine at Machias will provide financial support to cover all tuition and standard fees for first-year, full-time Pell-grant eligible Maine students who maintain a 2.0 GPA.  This will allow our hardworking students to significantly reduce their debt, and complete their degrees in a timely fashion.

To qualify for the Downeast Promise an applicant must;

  • be a first-year, full-time student admitted for the Fall 2018 term
  • submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete their financial aid application at the University of Maine at Machias for the appropriate award year
  • be a resident of Maine or eligible non-resident who meets all of the general eligibility requirements of the Federal Title IV Financial Aid programs
  • have either graduated from high school or earned a high school equivalency diploma
  • successfully complete at least 30 credits each year
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0

To learn more, contact Admissions at 207-255-1318 or email us at