Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

We are proud to offer an exceptional school experience that is affordable for students and their families. Every year, MCI offers generous financial aid to qualified students, and we are committed to working with you so that you can join the MCI community.

Annual Costs:

  • Residential high school student room, board and tuition:
  • Residential 7th/8th-grade student room, board and tuition: $38,750.00
  • Private Day Student Tuition:
  • Medical Insurance: 
  • International Student Fee: 

ESL Program Costs:

  • Level 1 / One ESL Class: $3,000.00
  • Level 2 / 2-3 ESL Classes: $6,000.00
  • Level 3 / 4-5 ESL Classes: $9,000.00
  • Summer Orientation Language Immersion (one week): $2,000.00 

Enrollment Deposit and Tuition Payment Plans

Enrollment will be accepted and a reservation entered upon receipt of the signed contract and upon payment of a non-refundable enrollment deposit in the amount of $5,000. After MCI has accepted a student, the student's parent(s) or guardian(s) must sign an enrollment contract. This is a formal contract and includes a payment plan and the specific terms and conditions of enrollment. Any financial aid awards and/or scholarships are specified in the contract.

Maine Central Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics or other school administered programs and activities.

Tuition Refund Plan

MCI's Tuition Refund Policy will refund 50 percent of the unused, paid-in-full tuition and fees if the student  is withdrawn or dismissed.  Refunds will not be paid for withdrawal or dismissal after January 30. 

Full payment for this plan is required upon receipt for the plan to be in effect. Parents enrolled in Plan B are required to purchase the Refund Plan. 

Resident Student: $600.00

Optional for payment plan A,

Mandatory for payment plan B

Student Reserve Accounts

Student reserve accounts are for emergency expenses like medical bills or travel expenses.  They are not for the student's personal spending. Any unused balance will be returned.

  • International students: $2,000
  • Non-International students: $750 
  • Maine students: $500

Room Damage Deposit

The $150 deposit is refundable after satisfactory room inspection at the end of the school year.

Financial Aid

MCI provides financial aid to as many qualified candidates as possible. Families wishing to apply for financial aid must complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS). The Financial Aid Committee also considers additional information the candidate wishes to submit. All financial aid information is kept in strict confidence.

Because MCI is a secondary school, we do not qualify for federal programs such as the Stafford and Plus loans. To help parents finance education costs, our school works with the Please loans and the Knight Tuition-Payment Plan. These programs offer loans with flexible terms and competitive rates.

The PFS must be completed through School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). We prefer using the PFS form, but will accept the FAF form to accommodate families who may already be using this form for colleges. These applications should be sent to the indicated addresses, not to MCI.

After MCI receives the information from SSS or FAF indicating the expected family contribution, the Financial Aid Committee will make its decision. In some instances, additional financial information may be requested from the candidate. SSS and FAF do not make decisions about the amount of the award; they only suggest what the family should be able to contribute.

The Financial Aid Committee will notify the accepted candidate within two weeks after receiving required information. The candidate must make a decision on acceptance of the financial aid award within two weeks after notification.

Please use MCI's appropriate school code number for the indicated form: SSS is 4785 and the FAF is 3637.

For more information, please contact