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Bill in Maine Legislature Seeks to Waive Half of University of Maine Tuition for Students from State High Schools

A new Maine legislature bill may make higher education significantly less expensive for Maine high school graduates who choose to go to the University of Maine (UMaine), WMTW reported.Sen. Mike TippingSen. Mike Tipping

The bill – sponsored by Maine Sen. Mike Tipping – would waive half of UMaine tuition up to four years for full-time students who graduate from a state high school in 2023, 2024, or 2025.

UMaine’s in-state tuition this year is $11,640.

"Enrollment has been down, and student debt has been up," Tipping said.

And this waiver would also apply to students seeking to complete their degree if they've lived in Maine for at least five years and have only a year of less of courses left.

"If we want to have a state where students can go here and stay here, and if we want teachers and nurses and engineers, we need to invest in our future," Tipping said.

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