Tuition & Fees

Certificate in Collaborative Filmmaking

Three 10-week terms per academic year

Application Fee – $75

Enrollment deposit due upon acceptance (applied to initial billing) – $600

Tuition (30 week program billed per trimester) – $37,400

  • Spring – $9,950
  • Summer – $17,500
  • Fall – $9.950


Meal Plan 

Spring trimester – no food services offered.  Communal kitchenette available in residence hall for self-providing.

Summer & Fall trimester $3250 per term  (includes weekly meals Monday breakfast through Friday dinner)


Student Residences are located on-campus, Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
All rooms have queen bed, private bath, mini-fridge, wi-fi, etc.

Spring Term $1850.   Summer and Fall terms will range between  $525 and $850 per week.


Financial Aid – Title IV, Scholarships & Other

Additional Costs

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.

Lab Fees

Your lab fees, if any, cover: All equipment and upkeep of the post-production facility and the editing 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.

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.

Payment Due

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 work study assignments, must also be approved at least 4 weeks before the start of any 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