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Our goal is to make education affordable and manageable. We work with students during the recruitment process to help plan and find ways to pay for their degree.

Financial Aid

Unity College’s Office of Student Financial Services is ready to help you finance your Unity College education. Your federal financial aid eligibility will be determined based on the income, asset, and household information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.gov. Choose Unity’s College Code (006858) to ensure that the federal application data will be transmitted to the Office of Student Financial Services.  Please respond promptly to requests for additional information or clarification concerning your financial aid application.

Get an estimate of your cost to attend Unity College Hybrid Learning. Our net price calculator to estimate both the cost of attending Unity College and the financial aid for which you might qualify.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Contact a Hybrid Learning Recruiter, who will help you find a way to pay for your education.

  • Students may apply for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.gov. For current interest rates and origination fees, visit studentloans.gov.
  • If the unsubsidized loan amount is exhausted Federal Graduate PLUS Loan may be available.
  • Private loans may be an option if no other sources of financial aid are available. Unity College is not permitted to provide counsel on which private loans to choose. For help on this matter, please go to https://unity.edu/fastchoice.

Sample Financial Aid Awards for Dependent Students*

In the examples below, the cost per term for 2 three-credit hour classes is $2,990.

For students with $0 expected family contribution, the financial aid package per 5-week term: 

Aid TypeAmount
Pell Grant$594
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant$50
Work Study (if interested)$1,400 – $1,700
Net Subsidized Loan$434
Net Unsubsidized Loan$248
Total out of pocket$1,464

For students with $3,500 expected family contribution, the financial aid package per 5-week term: 

Aid TypeAmount
Pell Grant$349
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant$50
Work Study (if interested)$1,400 – $1,700
Net Subsidized Loan$434
Net Unsubsidized Loan$248
Total out of pocket$1,909

For students with $8,100 expected family contribution, the financial aid package per 5-week term: 

Aid TypeAmount
Net Subsidized Loan$434
Net Unsubsidized Loan$248
Family Contribution after Aid$2,308

*students who are considered Independent for FAFSA purposes are eligible for $742 in net unsubsidized loan per 5-week term.

*The net loan amount is after the Department of Education required origination fee is removed.

*Financial aid is issued using a non-standard calendar, which allows a student to receive a loan while taking one course per 5-week term. Financial aid is distributed across all periods of enrollment available.

Federal Work Study Awards

Students in the Hybrid Learning will be eligible to participate in the Federal Work Study Program if the student has residential housing and is enrolled during the period of enrollment a student intends to utilize work study funds. The maximum annual award is $1400, and eligibility will be determined based on a student’s expressed interest and financial need based on FAFSA results.

Because of COVID-19, we will be offering limited work study opportunities remotely. 

Private Scholarships

In addition to Unity College scholarships, there are dozens of private scholarships available to Unity students. Download the list here: Private Scholarships.

Opportunity Maine

Opportunity Maine is a grassroots coalition that helped establish the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit (EOTC) program for individuals who have earned a qualified college degree in Maine and continue to live and work in the state.

The EOTC program is designed to provide tax benefits to Maine residents paying back eligible student loans.  If you graduated from a Maine college, and live and work in the state, then you may be eligible for tax credits based upon the amount of student loan payments that you have made during the year.

Beginning with loans borrowed in January 2008, residents may be eligible to claim a significant tax credit to pay student loans after they graduate.  Businesses may also eligible for the tax credit if they agree to pay a students’ loan.

To take advantage of the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit (EOTC), please complete and submit the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit Worksheet when you file your Maine income tax return.

  • Refers to a tax Credit for Educational Opportunity offered by the State of Maine to students who completed all coursework at and graduated from a Maine institution, who live, work and pay taxes in Maine and have student loans taken out after January 1, 2008.
  • Students who graduated in 2008 & 2009 were required to complete and submit to the Office of Student Financial Aid an Opportunity Maine Contract prior to graduation. A contract is no longer required.
  • To claim the tax credit graduates, including those who graduated in 2008 and 2009 (who previously were required to sign a contract) need only to complete a worksheet and submit when filing a tax return.

For more information on program eligibility or credit amounts, please go to http://www.liveandworkinmaine.com/opportunity-maine/.

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