Maine colleges, universities receiving $41 million in COVID-19 assistance

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 10:45am

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Education Committee, announced April 13 that Maine institutions of higher education will receive a total of $41,092,834 in the first round of funding for colleges and universities through the CARES Act.  Of that amount, at least $20,546,425 must be used for emergency financial aid grants to students.

    With the additional funds, colleges and universities will offer direct aid to students to help them pay for items such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care, according to a news release.

    They may also use their funding to purchase technology to expand remote learning and to defray costs associated with lost revenue, the release noted. 

    “This investment will help Maine’s institutions of higher education offset the economic harm they have experienced due to the coronavirus, ensure faculty have the tools they need to continue to provide quality instruction, and support students,” said Sen. Collins. 

    School Allocation Minimum Emergency Financial Aid Amount
    Bates College $953,516 $476,758
    Bowdoin College $1,123,660 $561,830
    Central Maine Community College $1,882,719 $941,360
    Colby College $1,244,996 $622,498
    College of the Atlantic $303,385 $151,693
    Eastern Maine Community College $1,426,773 $713,387
    Husson University $2,674,616 $1,337,308
    Kennebec Valley Community College $979,695 $489,848
    Maine Maritime Academy $876,568 $438,284
    Northeast Technical Institute $303,535 $151,768
    Northern Maine Community College $655,429 $327,715
    Saint Joseph’s College $649,094 $324,547
    Southern Maine Community College $2,897,298 $1,448,649
    Thomas College $762,266 $381,133
    Unity College $822,158 $411,079
    University of Maine $7,603,694 $3,801,847
    University of Maine at Augusta $1,351,526 $675,763
    University of Maine at Farmington $2,158,052 $1,079,026
    University of Maine at Fort Kent $626,037 $313,019
    University of Maine at Machias $293,556 $146,778
    University of Maine at Presque Isle $610,998 $305,499
    University of New England $1,365,831 $682,916
    University of Southern Maine $4,616,245 $2,308,123
    Washington County Community College $341,449 $170,725
    York County Community College $556,529 $278,265