Public Universities in Maine


University of Maine, ORONO

Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. Located in Orono, UMaine’s 11,300 students come from every county in Maine, more than 49 other states and 62 countries. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees.

The VETS Coordinator acts as a liaison between the student veteran and campus resources to ensure that the issues unique to student veterans are adequately addressed. The coordinator provides general information on how to use resources and connects the student veteran with the appropriate individuals on campus to address more in-depth questions. The coordinator also assesses how the needs of student veterans are being met and identifies new concerns and how the university can address them.

VETs coordinator

Tony Llerena
(207) 581-1316


University of Southern maine, Portland

USM is a public university with 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students taking courses online and at campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn. The university offers over 100 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, with small class sizes that average 25 students and a faculty member-student ratio of 1:15.

USM's Veterans Services is located inside the Woodbury Campus Center and provides resources for veterans, service members, and their families. You can get more information by calling 207-780-4826 or For information about the USM Student Veterans of America Chapter, Camden Ege can be reached at 207-780-4951 or

Several co-founders of MSVA were also involved with USM’s Veteran’s Upward Bound program. More information is available online, at 207-780-4627 and

School certifying official

Lorraine Spaulding


University of Maine at Augusta

UMA is the third largest public university in Maine with more than 4,100 students. In addition to its main campus in the state’s capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor and through UMA Centers around the state.  With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA attracts Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives.

In addition to a school certifying official that can assist you with the required paperwork to access veteran educational benefit programs, UMA also has a Military & Veterans Advisory Council. Director of Military & Veteran Services Amy Line, a Navy veteran and adjunct faculty member, can help you navigate veteran benefits and resources, and guide you to the campus Veterans Center. Amy can be reached at 207-621-3215 and

School Certifying Official

Laurie Krzywda


University of MainE at Farmington

Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, UMF is a public liberal arts college in the mountains region of western Maine. With enrollment at around 2,000 full-time students, the “location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town.”

In 2019, UMF ranked #4 in Best College for Veterans, Regional Colleges – North in US News and World Reports. UMF offers priority registration each session to veterans

School certifying official

Sue Enman


University of Maine at Fort Kent

Located in the St. John Valley across the Canadian border from Quebec and New Brunswick, the University of Maine at Fort Kent has around 1,800 students. UMFK markets itself as a “perfect people seeking a rural scholastic atmosphere of modern academic standards combined with an eclectic mix of rugged outdoor vistas, world class sports opportunities, and access to cosmopolitan epicenters across two countries.”

School Certifying Official



University of Maine at Presque Isle

UMPI serves approximately 1,500 students on a 150-acre campus surrounded by the rolling hills and potato fields of northern Maine. The city of Presque Isle offers opportunities for both summer and winter outdoor sports and is close to Canada for sightseeing.

UMPI’s Veterans Services is an on-campus resource for veterans, service members, and their families. You will find a wide range of courses, degrees, and services available to you at the main campus, online, and at the Houlton Higher Education Center. Learn more about Veterans Admissions here.

University of Maine at MACHIAS

Founded in 1909, UMM is a regional campus of the University of Maine. As the eastern most university in the nation, students are the first in the nation to see the sunrise. UMM serves approximately 800 students on 243 acres located across from the Machias river. UMM has two residence halls and offers 11 undergraduate programs and awards 15 different degrees.

Additional information about Veteran Services at UMM is available here.

Maine maritime academy, Castine

Founded in 1941, Maine Maritime Academy is a public, co-educational college located in the coastal town of Castine. MMA serves approximately 950 students in courses of study in engineering, management, science, and transportation. Students benefit from hands-on education, international sea-time aboard the Training Ship State of Maine or the Schooner Bowdoin, and cooperative education assignments. Students become world-class mariners and engineers, supply chain managers, logistics professionals, and scientists here in Maine and beyond.

MMA V.E.T.S. Office (Veterans Education and Transition Services) works to make the transition from military to student life simple and hassle-free. For more information about the VETS Office, contact Joshua Blaine at 207-326-2117
or Additional information can also be found at Veteran Services FAQ Veterans Admissions, and Veteran Students Checklist.

university of Maine school of law, portland

Founded in 1962, Maine School of Law is Maine's only law school and is a part of the University of Maine System. Located in Maine’s largest city of Portland, students can take advantage of the city’s culinary and cultural offerings. Maine Law serves approximately 250 students, including 20 veterans.

In collaboration with the nearby University of Southern Maine, students have access to the Veterans Resource Center to assist veterans and dependents of veterans as they transition from military life to college life. Green Zone: Staff and Faculty Military Awareness Training is also available.

SCHOOL Certifying official

Nola Belanger


general contact



SCHOOL Certifying official

Laura Nason-Moulton


Admissions info