Maine’s university system gets budget boost from out of state

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There will be fewer first-time and transfer students in the University of Maine System this fall, but more of them are coming from outside the state and paying higher tuition – good news for the cash-strapped system.

Commitments from out-of-state students, who pay nearly three times the in-state tuition, are up 12 percent systemwide over the same period last year, according to the latest fall enrollment report issued Aug. 10. A total of 1,511 new out-of-state students will attend the system’s seven campuses, up 162 over last year.

“Maine is doing great on out-of-state numbers,” said Rosa Redonnett, chief student affairs officer for the system.

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