The fees below are for the 2012 fall term for the Professional Certificate and MFA programs. Fees and cost may be changed with six months notice. Individual courses may be taken for a per course fee, plus materials.
Professional Certificate Program
(3 10 week terms per academic year)
|Enrollment deposit (applied towards balance)||$600*|
|Tuition per term||$6,000|
|Lab fees per term||$500|
|Student Activity Fee per term**||$150|
Some courses may have additional lab fees.
Students are responsible for providing their own materials and should expect these to range in cost from $1200 - $1500 per term.
(nonrefundable, but applied to thesis.)
|Tuition per credit hour||$475|
|Late registration fee||$250|
|Term without credit||$250|
|MFA Intensive fee||$575|
|MFA Intensive Housing||$45/ night|
|MFA Intensive Meals||$100|
* applied to first semester tuition
Meals on Campus
|Breakfast & lunch*|| $1000 per
* All students are required to purchase the meal plan
Accommodations on Campus
Student Residences are located on-campus and throughout Rockport, Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Resident Housing Rates*
Fall, Winter, or Spring, 10-week terms:
|Campus Residence, private room &private bath||$1,825|
|Campus house, private room & shared bath||$1,250|
*Damage deposit of $200 due at registration, returned after the end of the term.
*Rates subject to change.
Additional Costs for Professional Certificate Students
Students will incur additional costs, to include field trips, additional materials, books, weekend meals, admission to events, concerts and films, and personal items. A more complete list of books, materials, equipment and items each student must provide is sent to pre-registered students a few weeks before each term begins.
Film Lab Fees
Your lab fee covers: All equipment and upkeep of the post-production facility and Final Cut Pro systems, a copy of all final projects, location management, expendables such as gels, bulbs, gaffers tape, grip and lighting equipment, technical and post-production support, location and equipment insurance, script photocopies, film testing and processing and tape stock testing.
Your lab fee does not cover: film stock for personal projects, film processing for final projects, tape stock beyond one piece of mini DV tape, additional lens or equipment rental outside of Maine Media College.
Lab Fees - Darkroom
Your lab fee covers all normal B&W processing chemistry, including D-76, our standard film developer, and the Sprint System which we have used for many years with excellent results. It does not include film developers other than D-76, toners, or special chemistry for non-silver and other advanced courses. Some advanced courses require additional lab fees.
Lab Fees - Digital
Photography students who will be working digitally are required to bring their own card readers and necessary cables (Please see attached list of what to bring). Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop with Adobe Lightroom 3 and/or Photoshop CS5 installed. There are workstations here for students to use for classes. Students should bring hard drives for storing and archiving their images. Printers are available for digital students to print their work. Students are required to supply their own paper. Our Digital Service Bureau is outfitted with large format printers, which students may use for final prints. This is a pay-per-service option. Some advanced courses require additional lab fees.
Equipment Security Deposit
A credit card or check security deposit of $1,000 is required from all students to cover the use of school equipment from the Technical Department, Digital Service Bureau and Studio. A Student must leave a check or have a credit on file in the business office in order to work with the school's equipment in production classes. Credit cards are not charged at this time, but are authorized for $1000. There must be $1000 available at this time. Debit cards are not accepted. Students receive a receipt to bring to the Technical Department or Digital Service Bureau in order to check out equipment. Students are not able to participate in production classes until these requirements are met. A great deal of trust is placed upon Maine Media College students to use equipment safely and to treat the equipment with great care and never leave it unsupervised. Students are only charged if equipment under their supervision is lost or damaged. All film students must go through the “proper equipment care and etiquette” tutorial with the Technical Department before equipment can be checked out.
In the case of loss or extensive damage to equipment, students may be responsible for actual repair or replacement costs in excess of the deposit.
All fees are to be paid in US. funds.
Payment must be received, or suitable arrangements made, 4 weeks prior to the start of each term. Financial Aid, including workstudy assignments, must also be approved at least 4 weeks before the start of any term. College loans through Sallie Mae must be approved and payment received at least 4 weeks prior to the start of each term.
We will accept personal and company checks, provided final payment reaches us at least 4 weeks prior to the start of each term. We prefer not to use credit cards for final payment, however if a balance is paid by credit card, a surcharge may be added.
Withdrawal & Refund Policy
Students who withdraw or are dismissed within the first fourteen days of any given trimester shall receive a full tuition refund.
Students who withdraw or are dismissed after the second week and prior to the fifth week of any given trimester shall receive a fifty percent tuition refund.
Students who withdraw or are dismissed after the fifth week will receive not refund.
To receive a refund, students must submit written notification of withdrawal. The date that written notification is received determines charges and refunds.
Students withdrawing or dismissed are responsible for all financial obligations not covered by the institution's refund policy.
If the student requests cancellation and/or refund within 3 business days after signing of this contract, the school shall refund all monies paid to the school by the student. In the case of a student whose enrollment application is rejected by the school, the school shall refund in full all monies paid to the school by the student, less an application fee that may not exceed $25.
In the case of termination or withdrawal after classes commence, the school may retain the registration fee (not to exceed $150) and other charges as specified in the refund policy. Refunds shall be made within 30 days after the effective date of withdrawal or termination.
A cancellation fee of $100 will be assessed for cancellations of campus accommodations made within ten days before the start of the program.
In the unlikely event that Maine Media College is unable to fulfill its commitment to the student by offering the Professional Certificate Program all monies will be refunded to the student.